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chronicles of an English teacher


How I Got Inspired to Teach Crypto Using Slang

16 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments diaperfinancingfund

“So that’s how you want us to learn new words,” Half-Thai Boy commented, savouring my curated worksheet.   Luckily I was wearing a mask, so I could hide my smug look. I had kept things simplest, provided two words/phrases for every question and instr...

Bitcoin and Lamborghini

15 Oct 2021 1 minute read 5 comments diaperfinancingfund

My student, whom I nicknamed as Skateboard Boy, wrote on my curated worksheet that he wants to earn money to buy nice cars in future. So I asked him what his favourite car brand was.   “Lamborghini Aventador.”   I only knew Lamborghini because there...

Student's Smooth Persuasion

14 Oct 2021 1 minute read 1 comment diaperfinancingfund

There are days in a teacher's life when you know that the kids are having a mood and so, you just can't do anything with them. So when I saw that they had received UNO card sets as their Children's Day gifts, I knew that the lesson was toasted. Still...

Knowledge-Building Science Classroom

14 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments diaperfinancingfund

I wasn’t sure that my Science students would respond positively but I figured I would give it a shot, so I marched into class and gave each student 5 Post-It notes.   “Write one question you have always wanted to ask on each note,” I instructed.   No...

Using Squid Game to Teach My Students about NFTs

13 Oct 2021 2 minute read 7 comments diaperfinancingfund

With the end of the exam season, all hell breaks loose and my class resembles more and more like a zoo with every passing day.  They are no match for this veteran teacher, of course. Persistence is my middle name, so I am determined to make them lear...

After The Primary School Leaving Examinations

11 Oct 2021 1 minute read 2 comments diaperfinancingfund

Initially, I was half-worried that I would not know what to do with my students after their national exams.   I need not have worried. I’m such a Creative and Resourceful teacher that everything would pan out.   So I scurried to the school library to...

Gemini and I Strike With Our Unique Brand Of Humor

4 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments diaperfinancingfund

In Singapore, all elementary sixth-graders have to pass a notoriously challenging Primary School Leaving Examination before they can move on to middle school.  The Mathematics paper was held last Friday. And this question on money got leaked out to t...

Book Response: “When Breath Becomes Air”

3 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments diaperfinancingfund

This isn’t a book review, for I just managed to read the first half, the part that details Paul’s reflections on his coming-of-age journey as a resident. Still, some sentences spoke to me and struck a chord with me - enough for me to marvel at the se...

Challenging Singapore 2021 Primary School Leaving Examination On Money

2 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments diaperfinancingfund

In Singapore, all elementary sixth-graders have to pass an intense Primary School Leaving Examination before they can enroll in middle school. Forgive my brag here, but as Singapore is pretty famous the world over for attaining high proficiency in Ma...

Book Review: Great TED Talks Creativity

29 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments diaperfinancingfund

We all know that TED talks offer useful strategies by trendsetters and experts that may improve our lives, but seriously, who has the time to sit down and plow through tons of videos to find the personally relatable tips we can apply in our lives? Lu...