Stories from the front line: Kenneth Khoo

We often think the goal of schooling is to graduate with perfect grades. We emphasise academic excellence because we know it can deeply affect a student’s future opportunities. But sometimes, we fail to appreciate how important extra-curricular activities are in shaping a student’s character, and in some cases, their future too. Bernard, one of my…

#TFMweek 2017: Industry leaders become teachers for a day!

Teach For Malaysia Week (#TFMweek) returns for the fifth time. This year, public figures and industry leaders got the chance to work together with educators to help empower students in Johor. From 6 to 10 August, more than 35 participants excitedly co-taught lessons with 32 Teach For Malaysia (TFM) Fellows in 21 schools in Johor….

#TanyaTFM: What happens after the Fellowship?

Last week, we curated @twt_malaysia’s Twitter account!  Here are some #TanyaTFM highlights – in case you missed it. We’ve had some great discussions with the Twittersphere over the past week about the impact teachers have on our nation, plus some frequently asked questions about the Teach For Malaysia Fellowship. Now you’re probably wondering, what happens after the two years? Well, our…

#TanyaTFM: What is the Fellowship?

Last week, we curated @twt_malaysia’s Twitter account!  Here are some #TanyaTFM highlights – in case you missed it. The Twittersphere sent us some really great questions about the Fellowship. We thought this would be a good place to start: Thanks for bringing us back to basics, @nooratiqahabdu1! TFM is short for Teach For Malaysia – we’re an independent, not-for-profit organisation…

#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…

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…

Pencipta masa hadapan

“Sains telah mengajar saya cara untuk mengatasi masalah yang dihadapi dalam kehidupan.” – SI, 16 Tahun lepas,  tiga orang pelajar Tingkatan 4 – di bawah bimbingan dua orang guru, termasuk Cikgu Ng Li Yen, Alumna Teach For Malaysia tahun 2015  – telah mewakili sekolah mereka di peringkat daerah Pertandingan Inovasi 2016. Rekacipta mereka yang menyejukkan individu dalam cuaca panas berjaya…