Category Archives: Curriculum & Teaching

Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s quotes on education

Here are some of the words said about education by our first Prime Minister, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, in 1966: Teachers are very important: “In my experience – both as a pupil in school and in universities, and subsequently in … Continue reading

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A mission for teachers …

“We who are teachers would have to accommodate ourselves to lives as clerks or functionaries if we did not have in mind a quest for a better state of things for those we teach and for the world we all share. It … Continue reading

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A new mission for schools …

“The 10 jobs projected to be the most in-demand jobs in 2010 did not even exist in 2004. Thus, the new mission of schools must be to prepare students to work at jobs that do not yet exist, creating ideas … Continue reading

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Quote on Teaching …

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” John Dewey

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Happy Teachers’ Day!

I would like to wish all Teachers (including myself), a Happy Teachers’ Day. May we continue to facilitate wonderment and awe in our students about their experiences so that they will be ready to think for themselves when the time comes. … Continue reading

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Quote – on opportunity, hope and belief ….

“Given a proper environment with tender, loving care and a good dose of discipline, a single seed can blossom into beautiful roses. All children can be educated if given a chance and the belief.” (Frances Ess, a teacher, in TODAY, … Continue reading

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Quote – On the need to remove labelling …

“..persons marked as unworthy are unlikely to feel good enough to pose the questions in which learning begins, unlikely to experience whatever curriculum is presented as relevant to their being in the world.” (p. 212) Greene, M. (1993). Diversity and … Continue reading

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