What Makes Teachers Great?

This is an excerpt from What Students Want, an upcoming book showcasing personal glimpses into current education issues that are pertinent to students. This essay was written by Soon Teck, a former student of Brian Geh (2012 Alumnus). It is indisputable that teachers play a pivotal role in shaping young minds for the future. The…

Core Values: Collaboration

Here at Teach For Malaysia, we hold firm to our core values as we take on both our daily tasks and the ultimate goal of ending education inequity. Recently, Communications Intern Sasha Omar asked Aishah Zainol, former Fellow and current Assistant Manager of Talent Admin (HR), for her take on our core values. Here’s what…

A Letter of Appreciation

Recently, we received the following email from a parent whose children were taught by two of our 2012 Fellows, Ranjeetha Sivajanam and Tan Kai Lee. It’s feedback like this that keeps us going. Thank you, Pn Rozita! “Greetings. I wish to convey my gratitude to both MS Tan Kai Lee and Ms S. Ranjeetha for…

A TFM Christmas: More Than Just Maths

As we approach Christmas, we take the time to reflect on our greatest source of strength and inspiration: our students. For those who think that Mathematics is all about numbers, think again. In this story, 2012 Fellow Tan Kai Lee learns – from a student, no less – that Maths can be so much more….

A TFM Christmas: One Small, Tiny Step at a Time

As we approach Christmas, we take the time to reflect on our greatest source of strength and inspiration: our students. One of the biggest issues Fellows struggle with in school is the literacy level of their students. Today, 2012 Fellow Liew Suet Li shares the story of Jaya and her siblings – and how progress…

A TFM Christmas: “There is hope yet”

As we approach Christmas, we take the time to reflect on our greatest source of strength and inspiration: our students, and how often they can surprise us with their ability to achieve, as 2012 Fellow Izwan Abu recently found. Staying in a hotel, with kids from different schools, the first realisation my students had was…

What’s Next? Policy

Now that they’ve completed their two years in the Fellowship, what comes next for Teach For Malaysia’s first cohort of alumni? Tham Yin Yee reflects on her journey as a Fellow and shares with us how the Fellowship will help her in her new role with PADU. What is the position you’ll be taking on…