Will a Singapore teacher be allowed to have this kind of “sabbatical?”

I chanced upon this Travelling teacher blog on National Geographic Traveller magazine. The article shared about an educator, Diana Gross, from Garrison Forest School who decided to embark on a year long leave of absence with a “globe-spanning goal of digitally connecting students and teachers by bringing technology education and mobile video training to undeserved…

Art for Love and Love for Art – our new gallery is up!

After months and years of evolving, yep since I started OURF, learnt Chinese painting in 2008 and realised that people do want to buy these stuff, we are happy to launch this website as a social effort under OURF. We are a group of amateur artists who dabble in art for the Love of Art…

Unschooling – Is that part of our 21st century toolkit?

Have you heard of the phrase “Unschool“?  I stumbled across this term when researching on “asking questions, learning” which I typed in my search box. Dr Peter Gray, a research professor of psychology at Boston College in his blogpost on Psychology Today, defined “unschooling” as follows: “Defined most simply, unschooling is not schooling. Unschoolers do not…

Being a Happy Singaporean

Last year an email invite came on 16th Nov to ask if I will like to speak during Career 2012 on any one of the following topics What is Work-Life balance in Singapore? What is healthy lifestyle for a Singaporean? De-Stress! How to be a happy and healthy at Work I thought for a while…

A post by Jack Sim: What is the purpose of school education?

Jack Sim aka the Toilet Guy, asked the question “What is the purpose of school education?” I got to know Jack through being involved as a volunteer with Kampung Temasek, a NGO of which Jack is a founder. When I asked if any one in the KT group will like to share their views on…

Are we too structured for our own good?

Recently a good friend of mine did a blog on Social mobility via education. Like him, my family has benefitted from the good education we received. We have all moved up the social ladder to own our homes and also having good jobs. When I was primary 6 at a typical neighbourhood school (in the…