A couple of years ago, my daughter had one of those, once in a lifetime teachers – dedicated, caring and compassionate without being overbearing, focussed and best of all, she knew exactly how much push and pull was needed for each child to get them to really reach higher and reach for more. Within that […]
About Li-ling Ooi
Li-ling is a passionate life-long learner and believes that everyone is learning all the time, no matter what age they are. She has a PhD in Structural Chemistry, (although is no longer actively researching), a PG Dip. in HE Teaching and Learning, along with a couple of other 'letters'. She loves sharing thoughts, ideas and opinions, consuming information on learning, living, entrepreneurship and all things, no matter how vaguely related. She also believes that everyone, in their own way, contributes to a better world, no matter how small.
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Design studios would not be complete without one of these drafting tables. Suitable for home, office, college and university, it’s an essential piece of furniture for the creatives.
As the end of the year draws to a close, with each New Year’s resolution made, promises for a better life, a new you, anything from goals to hopes and dreams and wishes, there are few things that are able to match the promise and potential of a new year as a new journal.
The Core of all Learning – it isn’t about what you know, but what you can create from what you know – An Interview with Diana Laufenberg
Every three years, come December time, I get ready for a good chuckling at the ridiculous blame game, and the seemingly, desperately important name and shame game of the OECD’s PISA Results.
So we are finally here in France! Amazing! The journey to the ferry was relatively smooth, although there were some tense moments when we debated whether or not we would be allowed to board the ferry as the sat-nav predicted that we would be there at 12.35 for the 1.15 ferry, and it clearly stated […]
For many the sole purpose of visiting Paris is to get as close to the Eiffel Tower as possible. For the majority the spectacular view of the bronze steel structure against the romantic River Seine and breath-taking architecture that surrounds, is not enough. The trip to the very top of the Eiffel Tower is almost […]
Accommodation Once we decided that we were going to spend the first week of the European Road Trip in Paris before heading off on the rest of the Great Adventure, we had to start looking at accommodation options. We debated staying on the outskirts of Paris and taking the metro in every day or staying […]
Preparing For the European Trip Tomorrow we set off on our great adventure – A Europe Road Trip! Interestingly the build-up to the road trip and the research in to how to prepare for a road trip was surprisingly limited. So we thought that we would share all that we had learnt in one easy […]
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We all know at least one person who refuses to be drawn to technology. ‘It’s too difficult’, ‘I’m too old’, ‘It’s not for me’….the excuses are vast and reasoning fairly simple to understand for technology is at once scary and exciting. For a multitude of people who have not yet experienced the draw of technology, […]
Telling the Time is no easy task to learn. The combination of having to correctly identify the short hand for hours and the long hand for minutes, and then having to associate each with different numbering values. We have published a round-up on teaching time resources for schools, but what about learning at home? Apart from […]
A couple of weeks ago, we came across MercierMagic, a blog an entire website run by a clearly, very dedicated teacher, Tracy Mercier. It has snippets of information for a variety of audiences, from the children in the classroom, to fellow teachers, to parents and a host of useful interesting links. The thing that particularly attracted us to […]
I recently listened to Susan Cain’s TedTalk on The Power of Introverts and found it really interesting. While it seemed quite clear (at least to me), that she was uncomfortable on the stage, a little hesitant, even timid, I thought that, in essence, helped so much with her message – Quiet: The Power of Introverts. […]
Whenever I think of how the developed countries, particularly the UK and the USA got their ‘knickers in a twist’ over the last PISA results, with the drop in placings and so-called poor-performance of the 15-year olds in their respective countries, I also wonder how much reflective searching these ‘poor performers’ have done within their […]
Tutoring Good or Bad… Possibly depends on where you are in the world As I read this BBC article (Meet the ‘tutor kings and queens’) yesterday, I was not really surprised at the success of these ‘Tutors’ in the East. After all, having been born and bred in Malaysia, where private tutoring has always had […]
So much has been said about embedding technology in to education, about how technology will revolutionise teaching. The truth is technology on its own does little.