Edublog: Uncovering Wisdom through Pedagogy

#Open Classroom 15: Use of ICT Tools in Making Thinking Visible when Providing Feedback to Students in an English Language Lesson

Subject: Year 4 English Language
Unit: Argumentation
Topic: Refutation in an Argumentative Essay
Lesson Title: Writing the Rebuttal Paragraph in an Argumentative Essay
Lesson Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • evaluate the effectiveness of a rebuttal paragraph;
  • assess their competency in writing the rebuttal paragraph;
  • apply strategies for writing an effective rebuttal paragraph in an argumentative essay.
Teaching Strategies: 1. Visible Thinking Routines

2. Use of ICT Tools

3. Formative Assessment (Feedback & Self-assessment)

4. Differentiated Instruction


#Open Classroom 14: Differentiated Instruction in a Higher Chinese classroom: Cubing

Topic/ Unit News Analysis

Level/ Subject: Year 3 Higher Chinese

Lesson Objectives: Students will be able to

  • analyse a current issue from different perspectives, using suitable vocabulary and phrases from the news article.
  • Write a 2 min oral report based on the news topic.

Teaching Strategies:

Differentiated Instruction: Cubing.  Cubing (also known as think-dots) is an instructional strategy that encourages students to consider a concept/ topic/issue from different perspectives. Such strategy is useful when it is used to analyse news/ current affairs/ story character analysis or any topic/issues where students have to analyse from multiple perspectives.


Student Voices: Feedback that Students Want | SingTeach | Education Research for Teachers

How do we know whether our feedback is effective? And what kind of feedback does students find useful?

Sharing this article written by Ms Tan Yen Chuan, published on SingTeach Issue 66, Sept 2018

Source: Student Voices: Feedback that Students Want | SingTeach | Education Research for Teachers

逃离用错俗语成语的车祸现场 (Ways to Use Chinese Idioms Correctly)



每个教华文的老师,何尝不希望学生能够灵活妥帖地将成语俗语运用到自己的口语和写作中,并且用得水乳交融,不露痕迹,又暗藏玄机,低调高贵。 (more…)

#Open Classroom 13: Differentiated Instruction for Learning Badminton in a Physical Education Class

Lesson focusForehand Overhead Clear (Badminton Technique)


  • Pupils will be able to return the shot using the forehand overhead clear with good trajectory of the shuttlecock to get the shuttlecock to the rear of the court.

Teaching Strategy: Differentiated Instruction (by readiness) (more…)

#Open Classroom 12: Rhetorical Questioning and Characterization Through Speech in a Higher Chinese Classroom

Topic: Characterization through speech & Rhetorical questioning

Textbook: Secondary 2 Higher Chinese text: “Kite” by Lu Xun 鲁迅《风筝》

Lesson Objectives:

  • Students can design appropriate dialogues using rhetorical questioning and speech characterization according to context provided by the text.
  • Students can enact the dialogue to stipulate an authentic environment.

Lesson Overview:

This lesson focuses on the application of language skills. Students will work in groups to design an appropriate dialogue according to context by using the language skills of rhetorical questioning and characterization through speech. Using differentiated instructions, students will be encouraged to use creative thinking in enacting the dialogue to stipulate an authentic environment, and in doing so test its validity according to the appropriateness of language skills and context. The teacher will summarise the lesson by helping students achieve enduring understanding of character descriptions. (more…)

#Open Classroom 11: Using Elements of Reasoning to Teach Metacognition

Subject:                 Year 3 History

Unit:                       Authoritarian Regimes: Communist China under                                            Mao Zedong (1949-1976)

Topic:                     Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976)


Topic: Potential Appeal of Extremist Ideas

The lesson is on the Cultural Revolution in China (1966-76). Students would be able to use Paul and Elder’s Elements of Reasoning as a metacognitive tool to examine the (potential) appeal to extremism. This would be linked to contemporary appeals to extremism through a simple case study of how religious “fundamentalists” continue to have broad support in areas under their control. (more…)


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