Archive : September 2018

Teaching and Learning Course from Harvard :)

Mr Khemistry

Teaching and Learning

Recently completed the teaching and learning course offered by Harvard University.

Very pleased to receive the certificate 🙂Harvard Teaching and Learning Certificate

 

I believe that when we stop learning, we stop growing and when we stop growing, our lives starts to stagnant, or worse, atrophy. So when i saw the chance to sharpen my teaching, i jumped at it. Opportunities to upgrade my teaching strategies are hard to come by and this was a chance not to be missed.

I believe one of the main reasons why Harvard is one of the top 3 universities in the world is because it puts great emphasis on the quality of professors’ teaching.

In contrast with how many other universities operate, where teaching is more like an afterthought, far behind research and sourcing for research funding.

If the 3 local universities were to invest in a in-house institute of teaching and learning, imagine what that would do for the quality of tertiary learning…

Life-long Learning

Read a book recently titled “The 100 year life – living and working in an Age of Longevity”, it stuck me that the majority of the youths now will live to at least a hundred years old and for my generation, at least 90+. The main gist of the book is that we need to think in terms of multi-staged life instead of a typical 3 stage life (study, work, retire). For that to go well, we would need to constantly upgrade our skills, build up our relational as well as financial capital. What does it mean for students now?

It means that after your commencement from university, you really “start” on a lifelong journey of learning, not just paying lip-service to life-long learning.

In this age where change is accelerating at an unprecedented speed, we all need to step up our game.

 

Are you ready?

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Teacher’s Day

Mr Khemistry

Last week was teacher’s day and i’m thankful for all my students who wrote me a card and gave food.

This past month has been really busy and i anticipate it to continue on for probably another 6 weeks.

By the time November rolls around, i would probably be very free. Which is great, because seasons like

these force me to shift gears. In life, there are times when we need to go go go and there are times we

need to rest up. Looking forward to year end reflection on my first full year of being a tuition teacher.

In case i don’t have time to post again this month, have a happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 🙂

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