I have always loved the idea and the combination of teaching and travelling and this has benefited me in many ways from exposing and attaining different teaching methodologies, meeting new people, adapting to new places to understanding and immersing in different cultural practices! I have spent 2 years working in London in the Early Years Industry and the inquisitive side of me has taken me out of my comfort zone, being actively involved in various educational events organised by the local communities and schools too. I was a part of the local community Beaver group and have also volunteered to organise and coordinate a regional level art exhibition with fellow primary teachers and local NGOs. After spending 2 years working in London, I have landed myself a teaching and leadership role in an award winning Reggio Emilia-Inspired PreSchool in Singapore as a Curriculum Specialist, followed by Curriculum Transformation Specialist cum Early Years Trainer after making my way back from the neighbouring country. I was very honoured to beinvited and spoke as one of the speakers during Malaysia’s 6th ECE Conference and conducted several ECE workshops and in-house-training for the local ECE schools - mainly focusing on training principals and teachers on various teaching pedagogies, teaching strategies, child's development and more. In recent years, I was very delighted to have the opportunity to work in partnership with my University Faculty Principal to provide Early Years training in Chang Zhou, China. It was one of the best training trips I have ever been on! I instantly fell in love with China thereafter! With the years of experiences I have accumulated in the Early Years industry, I have decided to move on to a new teaching dynamic; in consequence to Primary teaching. I hope to utilise the advantage of my knowledge across Early Years Development to better support children across primary in order to provide them a wholesome and a holistic learning journey, together with creating wonderful thriving opportunities!
Aside from travelling around the world and short road trips, I have a massive love for yoga, sports and hiking! Trying new yoga asanas challenges, pushing my limits, exploring new hiking sites, chasing waterfalls, badminton nights - be sure to count me in! Be no surprise at finding the curious chef exploring new recipes in the kitchen if you can't find her outdoors or at the dental clinic! I specifically adore and appreciate all the little cooking episodes and dental learning opportunities I have with my mother and husband! They made such amazing cooking partners and dental health educators - nothing beats the joy of a new dish creation and seeing happy patients getting their teeth done right with us!
In my opinion, student happiness is about providing them a safe and supportive environment that enables them to cultivate fearless exploration confidently. On top of that, I strongly believe that celebrating successes is not the only fundamental element in creating a successful child. Truth to be told, the celebration of failures, mistakes and individuality are equally as important as the former as these characteristics are the utmost essential aspect in establishing resilience in children. THIS: RESILIENCE - "a healthy mental state", is when a child is well-equipped to welcome challenges wholeheartedly; and that to me is the first step towards the journey of happiness.