Last week I wrote about the unfortunate, ongoing trend of parents who don't listen to their kids, invariably leading many of them into depression. Or worse. Today, I want to share some practical strategies to help parents, should mental health issues ever surface in our children. It'll also be my way to archive valuable info … Continue reading Mental Wellbeing #2 of 2: Parents, listen without prejudice!
A year ago yesterday, my country went into its first major lockdown following the Covid 19 pandemic pronounced by the WHO, and experienced by many nations worldwide. Yesterday, I completed my final vaccination jab against this history-making virus. I guess you can say I've sort of come full circle in these 12 months. Yet one … Continue reading Covid One Year On – let’s rethink BAU shall we?
Yes, as I look back on this soon-to-be-old year, these words just seem to naturally float to the top of my mind. Goes without saying that this hasn't exactly been a great year for yours truly. If given a choice, I would certainly wish to erase it and start all over. I honestly hate to … Continue reading 2019: Slighted. Shaken. Stirred. Slapped. Smacked. Stricken. Sidelined. Sleepless. Sunk. Stung. Stunt.
Where I now teach, the semester usually kicks off with three weeks of classes followed by what they call a "Flex" week where no classes happen so students can attend camps, study trips and other co-curricular activities, and teachers like me can take a break before classes resume. I'm in that Flex week now and … Continue reading The Big Sick vs The Tiny Sick – which is better for teachers?