Scrolling through my Facebook news feed, I have seen some ex-students of mine pouring out their words of grief for your departure to another consciousness. As I see your son sharing the retirement card I wrote for you from the Facebook memorial group created to reminisce your kind soul, it has stirred up some emotions…… Continue reading Panegyric dedicated to teachers who have struck a chord in my heart and made it never the same anymore
Back in our olden days during the 20th Century, there was widespread propaganda dictating the importance of making progress for our human kind. We could see the rapid development of technologies to increase our life quality and the growing importance of knowledge for helping one in climbing the career ladder of success. However, the 20th…… Continue reading Designing 21st Century Education (Part 2)
In today’s classrooms, we can see a major shift in terms of the ideal pedagogy we are aiming for. It is no longer about transferring information and knowledge in the form of one-way communication through textbooks and worksheets. In order to prepare our students for the challenges they will face once they have stepped into…… Continue reading Designing 21st Century Education (Part 1)
Today is a special day. I have been kept being reminded of my life purpose despite the intermittent urge to hurt myself in the past few days. No matter how, I will always make sure that the deep vocation for teaching will not die away without my knowledge. Thanks to a colleague who treated me…… Continue reading Day 21: Self-harm Free Challenge
The lower part of my left leg is still covered with a bandage. It has been almost two weeks. The burn hurts on a daily basis. What’s the story behind this? Listen if this bothers you. One evening, I was ironing my clothes while being distracted due to irrational thoughts that were pulled and maneuvered…… Continue reading A home accident due to poor mental health
At the negotiation table, all parties hope to get their needs and wants fulfilled and satisfactorily walk away without jeopardizing their existing relationships. In more ideal cases, their current relationships are elevated to new highs. Similarly, when my mind and heart are negotiating, the same principle of negotiation applies here. My mind hopes to get…… Continue reading How Win-win Negotiation Skills Change my Inner Dialogue and Enhance my Mental Health
Now is the beginning of the 4th Industrial Revolution. It is very depressing for me as I feel very threatened by the fact that I am not very good in terms of digital skills. Due to my inadequacies, I made it a point to attend the 4th Industrial Revolution talk by my university president this…… Continue reading Can teachers be replaced by robots imbued with Artificial Intelligence?