#TanyaTFM: Why Teach?

Last week, we curated @twt_malaysia’s Twitter account!  Here are some #TanyaTFM highlights – in case you missed it. We kicked off the conversation by popping the big question: A flurry of responses came in. Some recounted fond memories of their teachers, many shared that their teachers even changed the trajectories of their lives. @HyukBaoBei wrote how her headmaster supported her family…

#Adiwiraku: The reviews are in!

Based on the true story of Teach For Malaysia Alumna, Cheryl Fernando, and how her students beat the odds at a choral speaking competition, Adiwiraku has been selected as a Finalist at the Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2017 and a semi-finalist at the Equality International Film Festival 2016. It’s been 5 days since the movie opened in…

The teacher behind Adiwiraku & the woman who empowered her

In honour of International Women’s Day, we caught up with Cheryl Ann Fernando, one of the teachers behind the true story that inspired the film Adiwiraku. 1. Tell us about an important woman in your life, and how she’s empowered you to be who you are today. My mother. She completed her degree when she…

4 reasons why I am staying on as a teacher

By Chow Geh Tsung, 2014 Alumnus I used to work as an Environmental Consultant for almost 4 years. When I left my job to join the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship, I was the head of the Sustainability and Climate Change department in a multinational consulting firm. Today, I teach Science and English to 13 and 14-year-olds. This…

Teachers, ask yourselves: How many students have you impacted in the past 2 years?

Speech by Amanda, 17 at #AlumNext I’m here today because I want to ask all of you one question. How many students have you made a positive impact on? For some of you here, you might consider your students’ academic performance as one way of gauging your impact. English teachers might think that they’ve made a…

Young Innovate 2016: It’s the journey that matters most, not just the results

By Tan Wei Jie, 2014 Alumnus & Leadership Development Officer (LDO) at Teach For Malaysia “There are so many life lessons, but we often let victory and loss cloud over this because they are more obvious and measurable.” Teach For Malaysia Fellows & Alumni at Young Innovate 2016 When I stepped into the hall at the Young Innovate…

Students review Cikgu Chow’s *Offline Flipped Classroom of Integrity*

“Kalau boleh, saya ingin semua kelas sama seperti apa yang Cikgu Chow ajar saya.” – MF, 14 Chow Geh Tsung is a 2014 Alumnus who teaches science in a school in Kajang, Selangor. He recently wrote a blog post detailing his *Offline Flipped Classroom of Integrity*, where students read, research and are pre-tested on a topic before going through the…