7 Strategies for Parents: How To Support Your Child with Navigating Their Future While They Are Still in School

As a parent, you play a unique role in supporting and framing what success looks like to your young adult. Navigating the often-unchartered terrain of figuring out what the future holds can be a challenging time for both parents and children alike. Supporting your child in making decisions that impact their future is not aContinue reading “7 Strategies for Parents: How To Support Your Child with Navigating Their Future While They Are Still in School”

Infusing the Art of Japanese Reflection into Our Education Culture

Education is a dynamic process; changes often occur in policy and practice with a new administration, fluctuating school leadership, and promising educational trends. The tides change, and new mandates are made, objectives set, benchmarks layout, data to collect, and achievement to measure; but often we miss the vital opportunity to reflect on why new proceduresContinue reading “Infusing the Art of Japanese Reflection into Our Education Culture”

I had the honor and pleasure of meeting the University of California President In …. Singapore

  I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Janet Napolitano today. Dr. Napolitano was at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore speaking to stakeholders about building bridges between universities to address global challenges and connect the world through research and innovation. Dr. Napolitano has an impressive record of public service having served as the U.S.Continue reading “I had the honor and pleasure of meeting the University of California President In …. Singapore”

Singapore πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ on Film

Singapore on Film breathes life into stunningly restored archival videos from nearly 100 years ago. Singapore is still a multi-cultural island nation and this digital narrative provides food for thought as the history of Singapore is explored. Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/singapore-on-film http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/singapore-on-film

How Can Teachers in the United States Help Their Students Prepare To Compete For Jobs Internationally?

Thank you, Education Week for sharing my thoughts with other passionate teachers and education leaders. The need to shift our teaching to incorporate the competencies our students need in life is apparent when U.S. students’ skill sets are compared with those of students in other academically advanced countries.  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/global_learning/2019/02/empowering_21st_century_youth_lessons_from_singapore.html

Week Two In Singapore- Getting the Lay of the Land

This week has been an adventure; from registering at the National Institute of Education for classes, spending my first week at my school site and meeting with teachers, adventuring into the labyrinth of air-conditioned shopping malls that put Vegas to shame, and getting happily lost on solo excursions out and about on this fabulous island.Continue reading “Week Two In Singapore- Getting the Lay of the Land”

My Introduction To One Singapore Secondary School & An Exam With True Consequences

I visited my first school placement today, Beatty Secondary School in Singapore. Freddy Loke, my assigned Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) buddy was with me from the start of my bus journey to assist me in my travels. We took a few pictures to mark my first day of school attendance and capture our goodContinue reading “My Introduction To One Singapore Secondary School & An Exam With True Consequences”

Touchdown in Singapore

18 hours and 32 minutes after leaving Los Angeles airport I arrived safely in Singapore. The flight was long but manageable, especially since the crowded plane was packed, with the exception of the seat next to mine- SCORE! After navigating customs and baggage claim at Changi airport, I promptly got a new SIM card &Continue reading “Touchdown in Singapore”