• The Stages Of Learning – Which One Are You?
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    The Stages Of Learning – Which One Are You?

    The stages of learning. I wasn’t going to teach this but I will just cuz I’m on it. I’m on a bit of a random tangent. This how it goes. That says ‘unconscious incompetence’. That means you don’t even know that you don’t know. You don’t even know you suck Ignorance is bliss, right? But then what happens is all of a sudden, you might learn something Go “Wow! I can actually be doing this better”. So you actually get what’s called ‘conscious incompetence’. So you know you suck. You’re like “Ah, man I do actually suck at this”, right? I dunno, that’s pretty better, right? Like “Now I know…

  • Good Teachers Vs Bad Teachers
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    Good Teachers Vs Bad Teachers

    >>Good morning, Cherylene.>>Hi, Miss Sherly.>>Hi, JianHao.>>Hey, Miss Sherly.>>Hey, good morning Vincent. You’re in such a good mood today.>>I’m always in a good mood when I see my favorite teacher.>>Five, four, three, two, one.>>Do you always have to scare them like that?>>Well, if they don’t fear you, then, they don’t respect you. And the sooner you learn that… the better, honey. [TEACHERS WE LOVE VS TEACHERS WE HATE] [TEACHERS WE LOVE DRESS CODE]>>Vincent, your collar is up again. Do not let other teachers just catch you, okay?>>Okay, thank you, Miss Sherly.>>No problem. Hamza, your hair is getting too long. I mean, I personally like it, but you’ll get into trouble for…

  • LOW-COST SCHOOLS, revolutionising education in AFRICA? – VisualPolitik EN
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    LOW-COST SCHOOLS, revolutionising education in AFRICA? – VisualPolitik EN

    Africa is a continent of challenges, great challenges. We’re talking about a continent that has begun a process of modernization, but there’s still a lot to do: Develop a true health network; boost industry, mechanize agriculture and, of course, respond to the enormous challenge of improving education. If we look at results from recent decades and identify the countries that have taken the greatest economic leaps, we can see that the common denominator has been an effort to implement high-quality education systems. In countries such as Japan, South Korea or Singapore, the commitment to have first-rate education systems really facilitated their economic transition. Within a few years, all of these…

  • 12 TEACHERS YOU’LL NEVER WANT TO MEET
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    12 TEACHERS YOU’LL NEVER WANT TO MEET

    >>Good morning, Mrs. June.>>What’s wrong with you all? Never eat breakfast, is it? One more time with energy.>>Good Morning, Mrs. June.>>Is that the best you’ve got? One more time!>>GOOD MORNING, MRS. JUNE!>>Slightly better. Sit down. THE BIASED TEACHER>>So class, if you have any further questions, please don’t be afraid to ask. I always encourage my students to be inquisitive.>>Mrs. June, I have a question. If speed equals distance over time, does it mean time equals distance over speed?>>Why can’t you just Google that yourself? Ask stupid questions.>>Teacher, I have a question. Can I go to the toilet?>>Great question! Sure!>>Can I bring Denise?>>Sure!>>Anyone else has any good questions?>>Teacher, about question 2a.>>Do…

  • Disney’s THE LION KING – Classroom Education Series – Part 3:  Meet the Characters
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    Disney’s THE LION KING – Classroom Education Series – Part 3: Meet the Characters

    Everyone has their favorite character in THE LION KING,   whether it’s the wise-cracking meerkat Timon or Simba’s evil uncle Scar.   We talked to some of the performers who’ve starred in THE LION KING around the world   to get their thoughts on the characters that they bring to life onstage.   He’s a diverse character, that’s what Simba is. He’s just a restless wanderer.   He’s just wandering around, jumping around, trying to find a better place.   ‘Cause he’s traveling through the jungle with Timon and Pumbaa, so he’s putting on this front of –   you know – I’m energetic, I’m young, I’m just going to…

  • Hired or Fired: Preschool Teacher For A Day
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    Hired or Fired: Preschool Teacher For A Day

    Please. (shrieks) Hello everyone! I’m Xenia. Welcome to another episode of Hired or Fired. And today, I’m going to be a preschool teacher for a day. When it comes to children, there are usually 2 types of reactions. One is you love them. One is you don’t. And unfortunately, I fall in the latter. Because they scare me! I don’t quite remember my pre-school teacher, but based on my impression, I feel like they’re a new form of nanny? Firstly, they have to learn how to feed, change the diaper of a child. And lastly, they should love children. That’s why they’re in this industry. That’s the reason why it’s…

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    Q2: Do connections help you get ahead in Singapore? (SUSS Ministerial Forum 2019)

    I think if you join the government, it doesn’t matter whom you are connected to, you’re going to be evaluated on your merits. And I think in many Singapore companies, that is also the case . If you think you’ve got connections and you want to use 关系 to get places, it may open you the first door or two. But Singapore is a small place, people will straightaway know whether behind that 关系, there’s any substance or not. I think what we want to make in Singapore is the society where your ability and your contributions count much more than your connections. Connections do matter. If you grow up…

  • Q20: On starting financial education at a young age (SUSS Ministerial Forum 2019)
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    Q20: On starting financial education at a young age (SUSS Ministerial Forum 2019)

    Financial education in primary school, I think we want to teach primary school children to save money, to stick stamps for their POSB, to spend their money wisely, do not go and buy sweet soft drinks, brown rice is cheaper than the chai tow kway. These are things which we have to teach, but I do not think that you want to do it in a classroom. You have to do it. They have to learn how to handle money, virtual cash and gradually grow up as well adjusted and well-socialised kids. I do not know if you have kids yet. But when you do, I hope you will do…

  • Q6: PM Lee gives advice on education (SUSS Ministerial Forum 2019)
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    Q6: PM Lee gives advice on education (SUSS Ministerial Forum 2019)

    I would say take it seriously but do not spend all your time only studying. Do other things as well. Make friends, go out, participate in CCA, see the world, take internships or externships. Go and get work attachments. Go and get a more rounded experience. You may miss an A and get a B+, or miss a B+ and get a B, but never mind. You don’t have to have a perfect score. In life, nobody remembers whether you get a perfect score or not. And the person who got the perfect score doesn’t always do the best in life.

  • Q9: Balancing education goals with raising a family (SUSS Ministerial Forum 2019)
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    Q9: Balancing education goals with raising a family (SUSS Ministerial Forum 2019)

    Well, it is a challenge. In the old days, the women did not work, or many of the women didn’t work. Sometimes the women did not even go to school as much. You were brought up to have minimal basic education in order to get married at a quite young age, probably in your teens, and then you have babies in your teens, and that is your life – you spend your life looking after babies. But today we are not like that and I don’t think we want to go back to where we were. Today, the men, as well as the women, many of them want to work.…