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Five inspiring teachers win awards for innovative methods

Five honoured for their innovative teaching methods to engage students

Published on Aug 30, 2014 9:00 AM
Recipients of the President's Award for Teachers (from left): Ms Sim Lucy from Guangyang Primary, Ms Wendy Wong from Geylang Methodist Secondary, Dr Muhammad Nazir Amir from Greenview Secondary, Madam Linda Lim from Chongzheng Primary and Ms Rezia Rahumathullah from Da Qiao Primary. -- PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Pupils in Ms Sim Lucy's Chinese class at Guangyang Primary are sometimes seen raising their arms or even throwing a punch.

They are not asking questions - or being naughty - but obediently learning Chinese using a set of hand actions developed by Ms Sim to help her charges remember how to write Chinese characters.

A punch represents a dot, while a raised arm stands for "shu" or a vertical line in Chinese script.

Ms Sim, 49, has also written songs using phrases lower pri- mary children have to learn. They learn while singing in class.

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