Mistakes are unavoidable during the process of learning, and they show us how we can better ourselves.
Jaye Lee graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BA in Linguistics. Her studies focused on the structure, grammar and sounds of English, Mandarin and Cantonese, along with first and second language acquisition.
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong – BA Linguistics
As a teacher, one job that I do every day is to correct students’ work. It sounds like a piece of cake if you think of this task as simply giving ticks and crosses. However, there is much more to it than that if the teacher or parent would like to uplift the child’s confidence through their work. Here are some tips on giving corrections… Read More
Recently I have read a post on students’ creative answers to teachers’ questions. They are really brilliant and I have quoted some of them as below. Enjoy! History: What ended in 1896? Expected answer: First Italo-Ethiopian War Student’s answer: 1895 Science: What is the strongest force on earth? Expected answer: Nuclear force Student’s answer: Love Science: The first cells on earth were… Read More
When do you celebrate? After getting a high mark in an exam? Or winning a prize in a competition? At a festival? On your birthday? Most people celebrate when something good happens in their life. However, have you ever celebrated something unpleasant, or celebrated even when nothing special happened? A few years ago, I came across a saying from an Indian Zen master, “To me,… Read More
When I was young, despite the fact that I was a good speller, I actually didn’t know how to pronounce most of the words that I could spell! Consequently, I used not to be a good speaker since I couldn’t get the words out of my mouth! I didn’t understand how useful Phonics was until I first learnt it at university, as required by my major. Compared to… Read More
When I was writing on this topic, I tried to think of the things that I treasured. Then one question came to my mind: ‘Is there anything that isn’t worth treasuring?’ We have always been told that we have to treasure our family, friends, health, lovers, etc. The reason is obvious – all these can give us what we want, such as pleasure and support. Read More