The downsides to Singapore’s education system: streaming, stress and suicides -- The country’s school system is geared towards high achievement in exams, but the emphasis on rote learning and memorisation, combined with pressure to succeed, affects children’s social skills, health and overall happiness // Hong Kong has a similar attitude to Singapore when it comes to extracurricular lessons. || SCMP 2017
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You've been caring for it all year and now that it’s time to expect winter blooms, you find the leathery leaves wilted and limp on your Christmas cactus. Find out in this article and fix your limp Christmas cactus.
As we are moving towards future focused learning, teach students different mental computation strategies to use in maths instead of Rote Learning. These 5 posters have the explanation/definition of strategy, pie chart diagram to demonstrate the different areas of mental computation and examples of the different strategies. 3 Mental Computation Strategies are: -Landmark numbers -Partition numbers -Known facts.
'Rote learning: the pantomime villain in education'
Montessori Maths Trays Racheous - Lovable Learning I am a firm believer in Montessori early math. The simple repetitive tasks offer differentiation, multiple introductions, and all those other current terms we throw around in academia.