Nicholas Tee's Blog (5)

Educating Special Needs Children

Special Needs - Isn't that every child?

As a parent of a 14-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl, I am very careful whenever I use the words 'special needs' in connection with children.

On the one hand I believe that every child is a special needs child, simply because they are all individuals, each with their own special needs. Many of those special needs they have in common with other children – for example the need to be truly loved, cared for and… Continue

Added by Nicholas Tee on October 13, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Job Satisfaction - The Key to Motivating our Children?

One of the things that most of us strike as parents - or teachers - at some stage or another, is finding a way to motivate our children in one particular area or another.

Over the last couple of weeks I have been spending a lot of time meeting and speaking to homeschool families as we have been promoting the benefits of our online subtitled… Continue

Added by Nicholas Tee on September 27, 2010 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Questioning Accepted Standards. Do not ask me why, ask me why not?

I love to play the guitar and on the anniversary of Jimi Hendrix death this question got me thinking about what and how we teach our children.

Imagine you teach guitar and a kid walks in that is playing a left-handed guitar upside down. Most guitar players have picked up bad habits that the teacher will want to get rid of and sort out before moving on to bigger and better things. But this was one of the things that Jimi was renown for, and that many will suggest gave him his unique… Continue

Added by Nicholas Tee on September 19, 2010 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Daily Education Question Competition for Teachers and Students

We've decided to use our Facebook page to run a Daily Education Question Competition that encourages teachers and their students to use the Internet to research subjects effectively.

So each day we will pick one question from our online subtitled education videos and… Continue

Added by Nicholas Tee on September 10, 2010 at 7:48am — No Comments

Maintaining Children’s Attention and Improving Their Reading

I‘ve been reading a lot of questions on several Blogs and Facebook pages recently about maintaining children’s interest and attention while they are doing their schoolwork, whether it be at home, or in the classroom. At the same time I have been seeing comments about problems that parents and teachers are having with children’s lack of interest in reading. So as a parent of 2 children, I’d like to share something with you that has really helped us with our 2 children, in both areas – and at the… Continue

Added by Nicholas Tee on September 10, 2010 at 7:38am — No Comments


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