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1 Jun 2019

Here are five easy things you can do at home to help improve your child’s English Language (EL) skills.

11 Apr 2019

Blake Morrison recounts a scene in Tobias Wolff's autobiographical novel Old School, in which Ramsey, a young teacher, asks Robert Frost whether form really matters any more. Shouldn't writing that is spontaneous, even disorderly, be a better way to reflect the tension...

24 Oct 2018

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Recently, our Minister of Education Mr Ong Ye Kung urged Singaporeans “not to lose faith in meritocracy”, because it risks becoming a “dirty word”. I would go so far as to suggest that ‘meritocracy’ has always been an inherently “dirty word” becaus...

9 Sep 2018

Back from Dharamsala, India! It’s been such a blessing to meet HH the Dalai Lama as well as other acclaimed meditation masters and teachers like Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Khadro-la (the state oracle of Tibet). I’m impressed by how humble and down-to-earth they were, and h...

30 Nov 2017

New Zealand--the last major land mass settled by humans around 1250-1300 AD--evokes a certain mystique, an ethereal, other-worldly beauty that can't quite be found anywhere else. Travelling with my companions around the ancient, arcadian landscape of the South Island,...

20 Nov 2017

So we visited Chongqing, China again -- this time it was for teachers only! But we learnt so much not just about pedagogy and assessment, but also other aspects of teaching like student development and organisational management. And I’m so impressed by how self-directe...

27 Dec 2016

After having welcomed our guests and PRC students to BBSS back in July 2016, it was our turn to visit Chongqing, China! It was an unforgettable and eye-opening experience for all participants of the SINO-SIN Student Exchange Programme—21 of our Secondary Three students...

21 Jun 2016

Enl*ght was featured today in the Straits Times! I'm heartened that the journal provided an ideal platform for us to share the insights of experienced NIE educators (like Dennis Yeo) with the rest of the literature teaching fraternity, especially concerning complex iss...

20 Jun 2016

Glad to have participated in an eco-friendly iftar at Harmony Centre (An-Nahdhah Mosque)! Do check out this article from Berita Harian (if your Malay is up to scratch!).

19 Dec 2015

Back from Hong Kong after observing English lessons at a local school! Some thoughts:

 

1. At CMI (Chinese as the Medium of Instruction) schools in HK, students hardly have the opportunity to speak/write English except during English class. Such limited exposure means th...

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