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Singapore International School (SISB) Chiang Mai on TV

A local television team visited Singapore International School (SISB) Chiang Mai last month to do a short feature about international education and the opening of SISB’s latest campus in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.

Click on the link below to see the full report.

Flipped Learning: Grammar Lessons for English language students

Been busy the past week or so updating my YouTube channel with some online grammar lessons which I think English language students will find useful. Just click on the link below to see the new collection… and if you like what you see, please remember to subscribe 🙂

Field Trip to the Zoo & Aquarium

On Friday 17th March 2017, primary students from Singapore International School SISB Chiang Mai visited the zoo and aquarium in Chiangmai on an educational trip. The students learnt a lot from the visit and had a lot of fun.

If you want to know more about Singapore International School SISB Chiang Mai, visit the school website

New Singaporean International School opens in Chiang Mai

Established in 2001 as the first Singapore International School in Thailand pioneering the Singapore education curriculum, Singapore International School of Bangkok launched SISB Ekkamai as its first campus. SISB currently operates  four campuses in Thailand, which adopt the Singapore and UK curricula as the foundation for teaching and learning.

SISB has now opened a new school in Chiang Mai with programmes for students in Nursery, Kindergarten and Primary (P1-P6).

For more information visit the Singapore International School (SISB) Chiangmai website


Flipped Learning: Past Tense with Regular Verbs (Pronunciation)

Here is my latest flipped learning video on YouTube for students learning English as a second language (ESL). It focused on the correct pronunciation of regular verbs in the past simple tense. Hope you find it useful !

Flipped Learning: Present Perfect Tense

Here is a short lesson I recorded a year ago for students hoping to better understand the Present Perfect Tense, including the terms, ‘never’, ‘ever’, ‘just’, ‘already’, ‘yet’, ‘for’ and ‘since’.

I hope it’s useful !

Essay Mills

Originally published at on 8th March 2017

THE digital economy is helping connect people and services in ways never been previously imagined.

For many, the growth of services such as Uber and Airbnb have provided economic benefits and increased convenience.

However, while many of these online services are beneficial, the ease with which students can now hire ghostwriters to complete their homework is damaging academic standards in universities and having a detrimental impact on student achievement.

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Mental Image: Literacy, comprehension and creativity

Great activity for primary students which supports the development of literacy, comprehension and creativity. 

Simply read through the poem with the students, discuss as a class, then have students draw their giant!

The importance of outdoor play

Originally published at TheEducator on 13th February 2017

While advances in digital technologies are opening previously unimagined opportunities in work, leisure and education, our increasing reliance on technology can have a negative impact on our welfare. One issue, which is of particular concern for parents and educators, is that today’s generation of children are spending more time online and considerably less time playing outdoors, a situation which could negatively impact their emotions, health, intelligence and creativity.

A recent survey revealed that 75% of children in the UK, spend less time outside than prison inmates. Furthermore, the report, Play in Balance, which polled 12,000 parents, recorded that 75% of parents claimed their children preferred playing digital games on a screen rather than playing physical sports outside. Following the publication of this report, schools have been urged to ensure primary pupils get ample opportunities to spend time playing outside during the school day.

Educationalist Sir Ken Robinson told TES, “Schools have a big role because kids spend the greater part of their waking hours at school…..I think it’s important that we look again at the importance of play-based learning – there’s a long history of research to show that play is not a waste of time, it is not time that is badly spent. Play, among human beings, has very important social benefits.”

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