How to spend less time yet be more effective studying?

Is your child spending hours studying but not achieving the results that they deserve?  Perhaps it isn’t about the amount of time spent revising work but whether information is retained when one is studying. By spacing out study periods and having intervals between, studies have shown that learners can retain more information. Introducing….. Spaced RepetitionContinue reading “How to spend less time yet be more effective studying?”

How long should each study session be?

Planning a schedule that is packed to the brim with revision may not always be the most productive. You may think that by setting aside a large portion of time for revision every day, your child will automatically do well. Unfortunately, the law of diminishing returns can set in quickly which can increase anxiety andContinue reading “How long should each study session be?”

How do I choose a good assessment book?

During the circuit breaker (the Singaporean term for having restricted movement due to the pandemic), I had to think about what I could do with my kids so that they would still have some form of “learning” at home. I went to the bookshop to pick out some activity books for them (a nicer termContinue reading “How do I choose a good assessment book?”

Bloom’s taxonomy – Different levels of cognition

Gone are the days where students have to spend hours memorising texts and committing everything that they come across to memory. With advancements in media and technology, the way we deal with and process information has changed vastly over the years so there definitely has been a shift in what learners are expected to knowContinue reading “Bloom’s taxonomy – Different levels of cognition”

FAQs on the Singapore Primary School Education

When do kids start primary school? In Singapore, children aged 6 or 7 begin their six-year journey in primary schools. They enter primary 1 and advance to primary 6 which culminates with the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). You can check if your child can register for Primary 1 here. What does a typical schoolContinue reading “FAQs on the Singapore Primary School Education”

Education Pathways in Singapore

If you have always wondered what the Singapore Education system looks like, this infographic provides a bird’s eye view of the education landscape. In general, students enter primary schools for 6 years and attain their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results which opens doors to Secondary education. This is where it gets interesting because thereContinue reading “Education Pathways in Singapore”