A teacher’s role

As I once again step into the shoes of a teacher, I begin to reflect on what does a teacher really do. Below are some insights that arose from spending two days in the classroom. A teacher is firstly a learner. Before I can begin to teach, I need to learn. I need to master […]

To teach again

Aug 2010 was the last time I stood before a class, just before I left Singapore for the United States to pursue a Masters degree, and how much I have forgotten what it feels like to teach. Apart from the usual anxiety of having to face a class again, uncertain whether I would be able to […]

A new beginning

Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life, as I step out from the Singapore Education Service, which I was a part of for 14 years. How do I feel? I am feeling many things right now and two emotions stand out: fear and exhilaration. Frightened to be on my own and […]