IT’S Teachers Day tomorrow and some teachers have expressed their wishes for simple changes to improve the system they work in – they want their voices to be heard, for redundant paperwork to be reduced and for more teaching time. The burden of paperwork and non-teaching duties, among other issues, are taking a toll on many of them, resulting in teachers opting to retire … [Read more...] about Teachers’ wish list
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Teachers share how they stimulate tech-savvy pupils’ minds with creative and innovative lessons TEACHERS often shoulder enormous responsibility as educators and with the Covid-19 pandemic, they face new challenges in keeping their students engaged, especially with home-based teaching and learning (PdPR). To commemorate Teacher’s Day, StarMetro spoke with three teachers who … [Read more...] about Keeping students engaged
Last December, global jobs portal Indeed shared the results of a survey it had commissioned, which found that 24 per cent of Singapore workers intended to quit their jobs in the first half of this year. The survey of about 1,000 Singapore workers aged between 16 and 55 also revealed that nearly half were unsure if they'd stay in their current job for the next six months. … [Read more...] about Great resignation: Why is everyone quitting?
Swiss voters have adopted a new 'opt-out' system of organ donations: people who do not wish to become an organ donor after death must explicitly say so GENEVA - Switzerland voted Sunday to boost the availability of transplant organs by making everyone a potential donor after death unless they have expressly objected. The legal change, approved by 60 percent of voters in a … [Read more...] about Swiss switch to ‘presumed consent’ on organ donations
AFP FILE PHOTO GENEVA—Switzerland voted Sunday to boost the availability of transplant organs by making everyone a potential donor after death unless they have expressly objected. The legal change, approved by 60 percent of voters in a referendum, marks a dramatic shift from the current system. Under the existing laws, transplants are only possible if the deceased person … [Read more...] about Swiss switch to ‘presumed consent’ on organ donations