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PSLE changes: Is grading system for pupils exempted from mother tongue unfair?

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

Can I get my child exempted from mother tongue for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE)? This question has been popping up in education forums after the recent announcement of changes to the PSLE scoring system, starting from 2021. 923 more words

Current Affairs

Lesson 2, The Crucible

This lesson is a follow up to Hook, The Crucible. It’s another 90 minute one. 30 minutes of this lesson are devoted to a classroom management issue: cell phones, because I teach The Crucible at the beginning of the school year. 1,832 more words


Reading the Comics, July 23, 2016: Familiar Friends Week Edition

This past week was refreshing. The mathematics comics appeared at a regular, none-too-excessive pace. And some old familiar friends reappeared. Some were comic strips that haven’t been around in a while. 774 more words



Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention, which was 7% plagiarised from Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, has sparked a series of stories about plagiarism.   182 more words

General Reflections On Teaching

Lazy Summer Days

Summer means a great deal to someone in my profession. I’m a teacher, and even though I teach adults instead of teenagers or little kids, I still find myself counting the days left in the spring semester. 478 more words

On Writing

GCSE Music - Statistics and Grade Boundaries

N.B. This is a post that may get deleted or have amendments later, if it proves that I am being daft, and haven’t read all the relevant small print! 1,227 more words


Rethinking Grading

Previously I had read a book by Cathy Vatterott called Rethinking HomeworkRethinking Grading which is also by Vatterott.  Grading harmonizes a lot with… 319 more words