After attending a learning opportunity like #uLead15, there is an imperative to share the learning fully and quickly. I am still travelling – not quite home from the event yet – so my first share is a Storify of the twitterfeed during Pak Tee Ng’s presentations. I know you will be fascinated by his thinking, and I will expand on the learning once I arrive at home!
Thanks to Dr. Pak Tee Ng for being such an excellent educator in sharing his thinking with us over the past few days. He was trending #2 in Canada at one point, which tells you just how popular his message was!
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Concern for our next generation should drive us, not international results like PISA -Pak Tee Ng
Perspectives on Leadership-Pasi Sahlberg,Pak Tee Ng,HonGordonDirks,Illugi Gunnarson and Simon Breakspear.
Pak Tee Ng – “PISA is important? Yes and no. Our children is what is most important.”
We should be driven by our concern for the next generation not by results. Pak Tee Ng
From Pak Tee Ng – It is the future of our children that drives our inquiry. Just because PISA is good we should not stop improving
Pak Tee Ng- Education is not about PISA it is about children
From Pak Tee Ng: PISA is just a measure. That is all that it is.
Pak Tee Ng “much more concerned about the education of our children… it is not about ranking, it is about education”
From Pak Tee Ng -> Back in the last century did someone say “20C skills” then we developed people accordingly? Why 21C skill?
We didn’t focus on 20th century skills to get successfully to the 21st century – Pak Tee Ng of Singapore.
Can someone please get Pak Tee Ng a Twitter account. His message needs to be heard by all!
Pak Tee Ng:The real question isn’t “How do we teach creativity?” Kids have creativity. It’s “How do we not kill it?”
From Pak Tee Ng – Teachers are irreplaceable. Teaching is about impacting lives. Teaching is about modelling.
Pak Tee Ng: From quotable quotes to tweetable tweets: How quickly our world is changing
A tweetable tweet is modern quotable quote! Pak Tee Ng
It takes an expert teacher to know what is important and not important -Pak Tee Ng.
Teaching is about impacting lives- lives impacting lives- relationships and love Pak Tee Ng
Pak Tee Ng- Education is a human endeavour
From Pak Tee Ng Is learning a task or a joy?When it is a joy, we do better.
Pak Tee Ng: (from Confucius) Is it not a JOY to learn? In some of today’s rooms, Is it not a task?
Pak Tee Ng says learning should be joyful instead of being a chore or task.
From Pak Tee Ng We are making kids who are becoming more tolerant of boredom!!
There is great joy in learning! If we could make this our culture we would be successful educators and leaders. Pak Tee Ng
From Pak Tee Ng Kids are like a homing device for interesting things. What if there is nothing out there? Let’s all teach better
Pak Tee Ng We turn on our radar to look for something interesting – then they are engaged. Son’t let students find nothing.
Kick boredom out of your classroom…be an interesting T. Change things up, teach w/ passion. Pak Tee Ng thx 4 modelling this!
Packed room for Pak Tee Ng in concurrent session. He could sell out the main hall after his panel talk.
From Pak Tee Ng : Why what and how of teaching – at the teacher level. At the student level we want students who love learning.
From Pak Tee Ng – Move students from an ability to do exam questions to understanding, application and appreciation.
Pak Tee NG quality is teaching for understanding and appreciation
From Pak Tee Ng Instead of just being able to do stuff, we need to understand stuff.
From Pak Tee Ng As a country, getting the answer is NOT good enough. The thinking, understanding and appreciation is important.
From Pak Tee Ng Being really good at not knowing what you are doing is very dangerous.
Pak Tee Ng: very dangerous to be real good doing something you dont understand 🙂
If we focus on understanding how students learn, then students will learn more and better. Pak Tee Ng
Pak Tee Ng: we should challange our own mindset about how to teach. Do not kill childrens creativity
From Pak Tee Ng We don’t need a drama club! We naturally dramatize things. Just don’t kill this!
Pak Tee Ng speaking reminds me of Reggio Emilio approach- children have 100 language, we take 99 away from them
Try not to kill student creativity thru schooling- Pak Tee Ng When students are young they ask Qs Play is an act of creativity-
From Pak Tee Ng PLAY! (we call it collaborative learning, cooperative learning, values education, drama class, storytelling)
Must “Challenge our thinking regarding what effective teaching methods are”-Pak Tee Ng Sounds like a job for
Pak Tee Ng The ability to get the right answer – but not know why – is not good enough. Changing pedagogy in Singapore
Pak Tee Ng: Its not just “play”… It’s living a created narrative, problem solving, collaboration, ethics education, and more!
Implicit in all children is cooperation, collaboration, imagination, curiosity, creativity, ethics. Pak Tee Ng
From Pak Tee Ng Kids are all the things we say they should be when they arrive, then they do school & they lose it all. Why?
As adults we get so schooled in adulthood that we forget childhood. Play is important! -Pak Tee Ng
Pak Tee Ng Singapore challenge — Don’t kill creativity through schooling.
“We have gotten so schooled into adulthood we have forgotten childhood. Learn from children” Pak Tee Ng pic.twitter.com/tGfBaJvLaK
Teach less doesn’t say teach nothing. Concentrate on what’s important. Facilitate when appropriate. – Pak Tee Ng.
From Pak Tee Ng Teach less learn more is not teach nothing! Concentrate on important. You can’t facilitate everything!
Pak Tee Ng. Our teaching is sometimes is delivered regardless of our students. Like a dr prescribing 2 aspirin for all ailments
Pedagogy is an integrated concept that makes it important to tailor learning to students. – Pak Tee Ng
More teaching and more of the same teaching is not the solution to a learning problem. – Pak Tee Ng
From Pak Tee Ng Conscientious teachers wear themselves out in the teach more learn less model.
The same methodology for all disregards the learner – like a physician prescribing the same cure for every patient. Pak Tee Ng
Pak Tee Ng – The professionalism of teaching is “that we know how people learn”.
Pak Tee Ng – methodology must not be regardless of children. No two aspirin three times a day approach for every child!
From Pak Tee Ng The people with extensive formal education are not always the most creative teachers.
This guy is the star of and I totally interrupted him in the lobby to get a selfie with him. (Pak Tee Ng) pic.twitter.com/Tr70IJGiqd
Practice is not wrong. By itself, it is insufficient. – Pak Tee Ng
From Pak Tee Ng We can and should learn from others, but we should be mindful of contextual differences.
From Pak Tee Ng The ticket to success now will not be the ticket to success in the future.
Change from a position of strength rather than a position of desperation. – Pak Tee Ng
Lessons from Singapore and Pak Tee Ng: Education is an investment, NOT an expenditure.
More of the same teaching that didn’t work the first time is not exactly the way to inspire learning. – Pak Tee Ng
Dr. Pak Tee Ng: Teaching is the ultimate form of ‘Pay it Forward’.
More of the same teaching is not the way to inspire learning – wise words from Pak Tee Ng
From Pak Tee Ng “One day, my hope is that you will do this better than I.” This is a teacher.
Dive, dive, dive. RT : Pak Tee Ng – Teach less, Learn more – move from quantity to quality.
Everybody deserves a good future! One failing school is one school too many. Pak Tee Ng#ulead15
Pak Tee Ng: In Singapore, we don’t have a policy called ‘No Child Left Behind’, we just practice it, that’s all.
It is about philosophy, not policy via Pak Tee Ng
From Pak Tee Ng It is about having courage to change. We need the courage to put away the ladder while we are on it. 🙂
Dr. Pak Tee Ng : “take responsible calculated risks, be careful… our children are real people.”
From Pak Tee Ng Educational change is about people thinking carefully and then having the courage to make decisions to move forward
Loud and clear theme between and Pak Tee Ng of the importance of being human, love, and tenacity
MT : Tenacity – think long term, think deeply, then bight the bullet. Pak Tee Ng.
Pak Tee Ng: “Despite it all, shall we go on?” Courage and tenacity from teachers to continue on despite being out of comfort zones.
Finally!!! Thank you Pak Tee Ng! Word Courage was openly stated. Folks the blunt truth is that No Courage means No Change
“: And with a Teacher’s heart beat there shall be hope for all children Pak Tee Ng’s closing thoughts.” Love this!
thescamdog: In Singapore, education is an investment, not an expenditure. Invest more when times are tough. – Pak Tee Ng …
MarkATAPres: We must spend prudently. In good times or bad investment in education must remain stable. Pak Tee Ng