I was watching a TEDx Talk by Gautam Khetrapal back in November of last year. Mr Khetrapal asked his audience if they had a smartphone. The camera did not show the audience, but by the look of his expression, I am assuming a majority of them put their hands up. He then asked how many of them had the same phone in the past 2 years. Again, the camera did not show the crowd, but through his reaction, hardly anyone put their hands up.
We have all been hearing and reading about how our current young generation lack knowledge because they do not read. Abedeen students have reading time. There are times they are taken to the library to do some reading. During these times, they are allowed to ask their teacher for meaning, pronunciation, etc. At other times, the teacher would read them stories. It is part of our effort to create a future generation of leaders who read.
Parents love sending their children all the way to their classroom. This is taken as an opportunity for us to have quick chats with the parents, to hear what they have to say about their children’s progress. Some, leave us in tears.
‘Teacher! I know how to change my clothes!!!!!’
Yes, with multiple exclamation marks because this student was ecstatic that she had mastered a new skill: Dressing up on her own.
The first 2 weeks was a struggle for her. Granted, as a 7 year old, mom and dad would always help her get dressed up. So when she had to get herself changed from school clothes to PE clothes, vice versa, she got very frustrated, and would end up crying to vent her frustrations out.
Preparing students for an exam has never been this fun.
As the PT3 students gear up for the examinations just around the corner, they were asked to write their own poem. Enjoy!
In conjunction with World Humanitarian Day on 19th August, students were asked to carry out an act of humanity to a stranger. This project was made voluntary for compassion cannot be forced, instead, it is nurtured.
Here is the story of one student who wanted be of help to those in need:
Almost a year ago, my parents decided to move me to a new school. I felt very sad because of the idea of leaving my friends and my old memories and going to a place that is totally new and which i knew nothing about. It wasn’t easy.
The last days of school was very difficult for me. Many stuff happened and I ended up losing my friends because they said I was betraying them by leaving. So I left the school with a lot of sadness that no one can imagine.
Every time there is a school or institution in Malaysia that teaches their students to clean up: sweep and mop the classroom, clean the toilet, wipe the table after meal, send the food back to the kitchen, these schools and institutions are automatically associated with the Japanese.
While i was going through one of my social media accounts looking for some new ideas to write about, I found a very interesting topic which is called ‘The Butterfly Effect’.
Abedeen offers full day classes from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Our students spend the entire day on so many beneficial activities. Join us now! Don’t miss out. Education is expensive but ignorance, social ills, gangsterism, bullying and terrorism are unimaginably costly!