Puan Tan: Teaching Much More Than Mathematics

This May – the month of Teachers’ Day – Teach For Malaysia (TFM) is appreciating and celebrating the strong champions in the education system, who work alongside us to give all children an excellent education. Puan Tan Siew Choo, the Penolong Kanan Petang (Head of Afternoon Session) at one of TFM’s placement schools, is one…

A Day in the Life of a Fellow: Cheryl

Cheryl Ann Fernando, a 2013 Teach For Malaysia Fellow embraces her role as the “CEO of [her] classroom”. Every day, she teaches and a leads her students towards transformational change. Here, Cheryl shares what a day in her life as a TFM Fellow is like! 6.00am – I’ve never been a morning person, but in…

Refuelling the Tom Riddle Way

Communicating with your students always presents a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, Teach For Malaysia Fellow Koo Wei Juin found an ingenious way to figure out what her kids are thinking – with a little inspiration courtesy of Harry Potter. As a teacher it is important for me to perform non-academic analysis. I like to…

The Magic Boards

Every once in a while, we’ll share some techniques that our Fellows have been finding most effective in their classrooms. Here, Lutfi Afiq, one of the 50 Fellows from the first Teach For Malaysia Cohort, explains his 3 Magic Boards that yield great results. What you need: 3 clipboards A4 papers in 3 different colours…