In this month’s issue of Beyond the Classroom, we are very proud to present to you Jayce Or – Founder of Germinate and also more commonly known as Science Dad SG on Facebook. Jayce is a science geek at heart and combining that with his great passion to reach out to kids, it is not surprising to see his students build confidence and fall in love with Science after attending just one of his masterclasses! Read on to find out more on how Jayce intends to help students develop a love and appreciation of Science which can be applied to school and everyday life.Continue reading
While being an at-home parent isn’t for everyone, studies found that the benefits of having a parent at home extend beyond the early years of a child’s life. An increase in school performance is found amongst children all the way…Continue reading
Measure twice, cut once. That’s a phrase you’ll hear whenever you take a carpentry or sewing class – after all, it is so much easier to take a second measurement instead of making a second cut! Skilled craftsmen and tradespeople…Continue reading
What is thinking about thinking? To put it another way, it’s knowing about knowing. It’s the skill used when reading a new text for example – a good reader is able to figure out if a paragraph of text makes sense…Continue reading
According to scientific research, about 85 to 90 percent of learning difficulties are due to poor fundamental cognitive skills. In order to address this problem, Fenn Hong – founder of MindGymn has worked with experts from US, UK, Australia, and Japan, to develop a holistic training programme that can help develop children’s cognitive skills so that they can improve their overall learning and performance in school.
With a background in Child Development and Child & Education Psychology, Fenn has already made a huge difference in her students’ lives. Recently, Mindgymn has been rated as a Most Well Reviewed and Learners’ Choice School.
Join us as we go behind the scenes to see what motivates and matters to Fenn in this month’s Beyond the Classroom series.Continue reading
In the last article, we focused on helping your child develop empathy, but what good is empathy all by itself? Here’s where the value of the fourth Habit of Mind comes in – flexible thinking. Empathy helps you see things from…Continue reading