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My Journey in Teaching
Transcript of My Journey in Teaching
Education @ NIE
MOE Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Working Experience
Freelance Videographer @ Salient Facet
Assistant Account Manager @ Mediacorp
Cinematography and Photography
Kickboxing and Golf
NUS Bachelor of Social Sciences (Communications and New Media) with Honours
My Learning Journey
An Introduction to
Ms. Siti Suhailah
+ Graphic Design
1-year Contract Teaching @ YISS in 2013
My Teaching Philosophy
Teaching as a skill
Want to make an impact
Teach to inspire
Inspire to take action
My Official Duties
CS1 English Language:
Timetable: Secondary 2 Exp, 2 NA, 3NA (IS)
Sec 3 NA English Language LSP Lessons
Sec 1-3 EL Max-Out Programme (Reading)
CS2 Social Studies:
Timetable: Secondary 1 NT, 3 Exp, 3 NA
Sec 3 Exp/NA Social Studies ASP Lessons
Co-Form Teacher of Secondary 1T1 (Normal Technical)
Co-Teacher IC of Photography and New Media Club
Relief Teaching across all levels
My Additional Duties
YISS Publicity Committee
EL Department Activities
Humanities Department Activities
Involved in International Friendship Day and Racial Harmony Day
Emcee for Sec 1 Show & Tell Competition
Judge for Spelling Bee Competition (All levels)
Organised EL Max-Out Programme Showcase
Organised Total Defence Day Assembly Programme
Organised National Day Assembly Programme
Accompanied students in Learning Journey field trips
Directed a series of promotional videos for YIFA event
Filmed Founders' Day video and Principal's Farewell video
What I have gained from this experience
My Key Takeaways
Building rapport with students
Creative lesson planning
Taking initiative in school
The "With-it-ness" factor
Impact on the students
My Teaching Philosophy [Stage 2]
My Teaching Philosophy [Stage 3]
Teaching the student, not just the subject
Effective teaching and learning takes effort
Teaching with the end in mind (purpose of education)
Definition of good teaching
Reaffirmed my personal goals towards teaching
My Education @ NIE
General Education Modules:
Teaching and Managing Learners at the Sec Sch Level
ICT for Meaningful Learning
Communication Skills for Teachers
Pedagogical Grammar of English
Language Teaching Approaches
Teaching Social Studies to Sec Sch Students
Use of Sources in the Sec Sch SS Classroom
Assessment and Reflective Teaching in Social Studies
GESL and Meranti Project Experience
Group Endeavour Service Learning (GESL) Project
$2gether for hope
Straits Times Pocket Money Fund
Increase awareness and encourage teachers to assist their low-income students in receiving financial help
Awareness, Fund-Raising, Action
The Meranti Project
"Everyone has a voice. Listen."
TetraMap of Nature
- More aware of strengths & weaknesses
- More emphatic towards others
- Know how to accommodate to others
To be an effective educator and mentor to students.
To inspire, motivate and lead students to their own paths of success.
"Certain basic needs need to be met before higher needs can be satisfied."
Maslow (1954, 1971)
Aim of education: to discover and develop individual's abilities and full moral excellence in order to better serve society.
All students are capable of being positive, contributing members of society.
Students are encouraged to examine social problems and change society for the better.
Subject matter to connect to other subjects and to students' home lives.
Experimenting with learning. Student-based learning.
Students need to be adaptive. Encourage collaborative activity, hands-on activities, intrinsic rewards, with the teacher as a facilitator.
Use familiar examples from the real world to engage them.
Experimenting with learning is joyful because it engages in truth-seeking
Dimensions for Meaningful Learning
Engaging prior knowledge
Learning by doing
Real world context
Personally Responsible Citizen
Service to the Profession and Community
Belief that all children can learn
Commitment to nurturing the potential in each child
Valuing of diversity
Aims for high standards
Quest for learning
Strive to improve
Adaptive & resilient
Collaborative learning and practice
Building apprenticeship and mentorship
Social responsibility and engagement
People management skills
Social & emotional intelligence
in the classroom
What to teach
How to teach