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Teaching & Learning

After stepped into the teaching field for the past 2 years, it make me realized teaching is not an easy task. It does test your patience level.  Further to that, teaching is a field that required one to continues learning and upgrading yourself.

During the corporate life, what we need to learn is “play well in the corporate game”. People you are facing are your big bosses and colleagues. One need to aware the sudden “Attack” from behind your back and never fall into some traps.

In the children world, the big boss has suddenly turned to all this little bosses that you are facing now. The game play is totally different. You need to know how to play “their” (children) game and at time you have to transform yourself to their age.  

Children at different age required different techniques in teaching them, as their span of attention is different. Some children is still under the development of their motor skills and cognitive development, thus one required to put lots of effort & patience when teaching them.

Some adults setting too high expectation for the children and has the tendency of viewing the children works at their own eyes.  Rather than giving the children step by step instruction or guidance, some went for a short-cut ways by doing it for the child. By doing so, the teacher not only destroy the children learning power, but developing the “dependence  child” or “lazy to  think child”.  As everything can be done by others, why I bother to do it!

Thus, when teaching children, adults need to lower their expectation and change their perspective onto the children’s eye, and not through their own lens. They can provide guidance but try avoiding “doing for them”. Children need to learn by “DOING’… one of the important & powerful learning.

Wishing all the best in providing the best learning and teaching for the young children!!!

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