Happy 2019, Monterey County! We’re happy to be back in town and are ready to help fulfill some resolutions and goals in the new year. Check out the link in the bio for upcoming enrichment classes and academic events! Cheers to 2019 🎉
It really sadden me that Sophie doen’t even respond to her Chinese name during our first lesson with @youlemandarincentre and that’s mainly because we’ve been neglecting the use of Mandarin at home.
Sophie and her friends enjoys the Mandarin Alive (Playgroup) session for 1 to 3 years old. Through music, poems, flashcards and hands-on activities, the little ones get to learn while having fun.
I’m glad she’s enjoying her sessions with @youlemandarincentre and we always go home with new phrases and dance moves which she can’t wait to show her grandparents!
Aside from Tanglin Shopping Center, @YouLeMandarinCentre now has a new outlet located near Kovan MRT station which provides sessions for kids from 1yo to Primary 2, each curated to suit your child's learning needs.
Furthermore, YouLe is one of the more reasonably priced educational enrichment activity Sophie is attending. #Smartparents.
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Teaching was always something I said I'd never do but somehow wound up doing it. T'was my destiny. Ironically everything single thing I did before - every pageant, job, experience and so on - helped me shine as a teacher. However, for quite some time I didn't accept how good I was. I constantly criticized myself and my work. It was difficult to see what the other teachers saw, what my students and their caregivers saw. Even though my classes were packed, I still didn't feel worthy of all the praise.
It wasn't until the latter part of 2018 - something shifted. Maybe it was all the personal soul-growth that's been happening. Maybe the universe was at work. Maybe it was time to embrace my true calling. Lots of maybes, but within those maybes sat a certainty about my abilities as a teacher. I finally embraced my worth. I finally allowed myself to feel good and proud and only then true love came along with gratitude and change of perspective.
Which made me think if I got by on other people showing up for me - all my packed classes and compliments from others - then imagine how much more amazing I would truly be when I showed up for myself.
For these last few months of 2018, that's exactly what started happening. I showed up for myself and it was such a beautiful semester. Classes were seamless and even difficulties were faced with grace. More than that, I started enjoying it and a beautiful sense of inner peace and happiness flowed through me day after day.
Now today I feel so excited about pursuing all the known and unknown adventures my teaching career has to offer. I feel confident that I will continue to touch the lives of many more children and adults through my classes and online resources. I feel proud to call myself a teacher and I feel blessed that I was given this responsibility to impart general and personal wisdom onto future generations.
If you are struggling to find your balance within your teaching career give it some time. Maybe you have things to learn before you can just be. Maybe you have things to experience before you can see.
If you are also looking for teaching ideas and resources then take a peek at iteachkids.org ♡
Timelapse of the glazing process. Most glazes are water-based pigment/mineral or oxide mixtures, lead ones are NOT food safe. I did not use any of those. I may not use these but best not to mix it up as others may not know. The porous ceramic actually soaks up the glaze instantly, making it quick dry. The rim at the base should be left unglazed as it reacts during firing and sticks to the kiln! When we trimmed down the piece we did round off the rim (there is a technical name for it but I forget.
Resting on the kiln to dry before glazing and firing. Hoping it turns out well. If everything pans out I should be able to post photos on the glazing process after this without loss of continuity, otherwise just check out my stories for a real time report. I have so much workshop and event content to upload I'm pretty much up to the end of the year. Even multiple posts a day can't catch me up.
Our courses content draws from the P21 educational framework and is developed by our Head of Character Education who is an ex Deputy Head of a London prep school and has left to focus on character education.
#Throwback to #SungTwinnies first #Jigglewigs class on weekend vs their 3rd class today. Both were afraid of scarves and bubbles, do not dare to pick up toys, not willing to return toys and no initiative to mingle around during first class. Now, they held the scarves and swing it around, running towards bubbles, roam around to pick up toys and follows fellow friends to return the toys. They learnt fast and adapt fast too! Glad that they had overcome stranger anxiety and are learning new things day by day... #13monthsold#enrichmentclass#playtime#socialskills#singanddance
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I was very fortunate to have been asked to teach my pendant making process to a small class of students. Last week I taught part one of two sessions. The students created small artworks on plastic sheets using acrylic paint. Next week we will select their favorite designs to create unique pendants and keychains. Both their teacher and I were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and interest they had for the project and the hard work and creativity they applied to the process. It did take time, like any art piece, but I feel certain that they learned a new skill and will be pleased with the final results. Stay tuned for what comes next.
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Mickey and Minnie 🧦 attending their Heguru class this morning!
Robot & Me! 🤖👧🏻👦🏻🤖
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Our Robomaker holiday program features introduction lessons of Lego Mindstorms EV3, for age 8 and above children to develop their creativity and logical thinking skills. 🌟