Be Generous When Praising Your Kids

Be Generous When Praising Your Kids

There is value in praising our children effectively, and often. Parenthood hits most of us like a whirlwind the very first time. Remember fumbling through parenting manuals scavenging for monthly “survival” tips? Yet, from the moment we become parents, we pick up the language of… Read More

The Case Against University Rankings

The Case Against University Rankings

In his letter to the Irish Times on 7 September 2017, Dr John Kelly, Professor Emeritus at the University College Dublin, lamented about the distorting effects of university rankings. Here’s a summary of what he had to say: “The predominant criterion of these rankings is… Read More

How to survive and thrive in the digital age

How to survive and thrive in the digital age

“The American people are fighting the wilderness, physical and moral, on the one hand, and on the other are struggling to work out the awful problem of self-government,” Charles W. Eliot wrote in The Atlantic Monthly in 1869. “For this fight they must be trained… Read More

How to Pick A Good Physics Tuition Teacher

How to Pick A Good Physics Tuition Teacher

As a Physics teacher myself, I have worked with many other Physics teachers and tuition centres, all of different stripes and colours. Some were naturally better than others, for various reasons such as being more experienced, or being able to target weaknesses, but there were… Read More

My Learning Journey – Emily Lum

My Learning Journey – Emily Lum

Name: Emily Lum Yuen Ying Name of institution: Insworld Institute Course of study: Pearson Edexcel “High Achiever Award” Recipient (2014) What were the challenges that you faced before joining Insworld Institute? Before joining Insworld, I was studying in a big international school in Singapore. I… Read More

Preparation for the New World of Work

Preparation for the New World of Work

A great deal has been written about the future and the importance of preparing students with the skills, mindset, and attributes necessary for success in a rapidly evolving world. Truth be told, this is quite the harrowing task and one that should compel us all… Read More

5 Tips To Interest Your Child in Physics Part 2

5 Tips To Interest Your Child in Physics Part 2

This is a continuation of Part One of “5 Tips To Interest Your Child in Physics”. 4. Reward for good marks, encourage for poor. Positively reinforce your child. With your child, this may be a common scene in your house: They come home with a… Read More