Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the best shows to have ever aired. In this article, we discuss why it is more than just a piece of entertainment, and why every kid (and adult) should give it a shot.
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Struggling to guide your child with home-based learning during this difficult period? Check out these three tips on how you can help your child do better!
We like to think that repetition naturally leads to better performance in school. After all, practice makes perfect. By making our kids write and write again, by forcing them to memorise set after set of vocabulary, their writing skills should improve, right? Well, the answer to that is yes… and no at the same time.
As more people are being labelled with ADHD today while parent-child dynamics continue to change, one of the rising questions is: how can kids and youths with ADHD be trained to cope with this learning difference? ADHD can, in many cases (including my own experiences of working with youths that have it), be turned from
In my classes, I like to bring in discourse that falls outside of academics. For example, I like to discuss the effects of smoking with students, particularly the older ones. Some may call this ‘going off-topic’ or ‘digression’. I prefer to see it as filling the gaps not covered by the education system.
When playing tabletop RPGs, I use and re-use these handouts which I call “visual cards” to better illustrate the imagery of the scene. However, I’ve also found visual cards to be very helpful and, more importantly, cost-effective when teaching various concepts. Read on to find out more about them.
In my previous post, I talked about the preliminary steps towards cutting out information bloat — in a nutshell, before one can distill anything useful from the mass of information, one should know the expectations and requirements of the (sub-)topic(s) that he/she is studying for. Failure to do so would make it difficult to identify
I’d like to show you guys an organiser which I call the “Flow Graphic Organiser”, a helpful (according to my students, not just me!) and thorough tool for fleshing out ideas from the Story Mountain.
The Flow Graphic Organiser was inspired by the Adventure Worksheet from Mythic Role Playing, the first RPG to feature a game master emulator. I created the Flow Graphic Organiser with the intention of providing students with a robust but fast way of detailing events in their story.