I was an English teacher for 7 years in total and I cared about one reality of passing information forward to create an excellent learning environment where students could enjoy their studies and learn from books and from the social science aspect of our language. I nurtured students from grade three, four, five into grade six even grade four bilingual, one of my favourite classes because some of those students stood out in front of class time and time again and showed me how fast they could learn and show me their true talent.
They were fun to teach, they had charisma and were thoughtful, but I am not a teacher that gives one class the favouritism over the duration of the whole year as all my classes were amazing and some went on to amazing things but of course the whole reason of making students succeed is to teach them about challenges that might arise later in life.
I had a challenge in mind for a project that I planned for students to complete in the form of a social science project. An environmental project that was to be displayed in front of the school later that year for other teachers, parents and the school management to see so before I continue you know this was a successful project that worked in the form of being fun, creative and easy to understand not a boring maze of tasks that students hate.
The message must be easy when teaching environmental awareness about what our students need to learn for the fun aspect side of learning to nurture them into a meaningful mindset to remember how they could tell other people how to improve the environment.
Success and understanding were something I wanted to achieve overall. let me show you what the project was all about and how grade six completed the whole project in the light of others that wanted to learn after.
The project was as mentioned an environmental project for students to create rules for a model city made in an artistic way. It was a city that was to represent the future of all cities and the cities could be futuristic or better examples of today’s cities. I told them to think about Singapore a city that has the correct mindset cleanliness, being safe and of mixed nationalities that came together to create a great environment or trust and economic growth.
That’s what I always expressed to my students to create their cities with materials from household materials, beautiful paint and brushes giving the artistic touch to each aspect of their cities showing that we can reuse household products for building coloured road markings, temple colours and parks for children to enjoy times together. Also homes and much more, it was so much fun watching them create their cities. A school’s success means more teachers that can teach these wonderful lessons not a teacher that needs to be screened and cross-examined for past failures