Motivation—Or Fear?

Motivation—Or Fear?

It’s part of the zeitgeist right now: the lamentations of how the new generation “just doesn’t seem to care.”  It’s a haunting refrain that resonates with schoolteachers dealing with the disengagement of students who appear unmoved by, perhaps, the...
The Attendance Trap

The Attendance Trap

Every year, schools around the globe celebrate the perfect attendance of students with book tokens, certificates, and applause in assemblies. ‘Perfect attendance’ – what comes to mind goes beyond a phenomenon and takes shape as a title of honour and achievement.  At...
The Missing Parental Link

The Missing Parental Link

It’s no secret that Singapore is widely lauded for its academic performance rates in schools. Singapore consistently flaunts top-tier results in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). According to recent PISA 2022 findings, a whopping 86% of...
Thriving in Community: Peer Mentoring

Thriving in Community: Peer Mentoring

We’ve long been turning education on its head in Singapore – in all the best ways, of course. So reading this recent article in Channel News Asia was a much-appreciated affirmation that we’ve been long doing the things now recognised as the path forward for our...
Defying Apathy To Learning Actively

Defying Apathy To Learning Actively

There exists an unspoken assumption – that the acquisition of knowledge, regardless of personal interest, is inherently valuable.  Yet, as personal anecdotes and research from psychologists like Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang suggest, the consequences of learning...
Innovation’s Double-Edged Sword

Innovation’s Double-Edged Sword

Innovation – it’s the buzzword that echoes through the world of education, excited as we are as a society, in general, about the advancements we’re creating in this modern era. On the face of it, the idea of innovation promises a brighter future.  Picture this:...