The Straits Times
Published on Oct 17, 2012

9 teachers win the Inspiring Teacher of English award

They use tools as varied as YouTube, philosophy and technology in class


Fuhua Secondary's head of English, Mr Jared Quek, believes all students can write well - as long as they have a clear mind that thinks through the issues at hand.

So he introduced thinking skills and moral reasoning into his upper secondary English language classes - and won the Inspiring Teacher of English Award on Tuesday.

He was one of nine winners of the award presented by the Speak Good English Movement and The Straits Times. The award, in its fifth year, recognises teachers who use innovative methods to improve students' English.

Mr Quek, 31, said his fusion of philosophy and English works - even in classes for academically weaker students.