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
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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