Teaching English: Inspiring Teachers

It doesn’t seem to happen often these days. Great teachers getting recognition.

Here is an article about great teachers who have been recognized for their achievements, and their different approaches to teaching.

You can read the article here. Below are some highlights from the story published by AsiaOne News.

Mr Quek, 31, said his fusion of philosophy and English works – even in classes for academically weaker students.

His classes discuss topics like racism, the plight of street children and animal rights, a move he said was inspired by American educational reformer John Dewey and the Indian freedom fighter and poet Sri Aurobindo.

He said: “Even the Normal (Academic) stream kids are able to do it with enough guidance and patience. Once they do it, their writing is vastly improved.”

I like this quote about individualisation.

“So our English teachers have to be skilled practitioners, with a wide repertoire of teaching methodologies to suit the variety of abilities and learning styles within the classroom.”






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