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5 Reasons Why Singapore’s Education System is More Successful Than Any Other Nation in The World

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Singapore's Education System is More Successful Than Any Other Nation

Singapore is popularly known for its strong education system in the whole world. They have the best students as compared to other nations. Why are we not like them? If we talk about Singapore’s education system, they are following such things that we do not follow. These things are important to make our education system much better.

The education system here is much flexible than ours. Teachers here are more focussed on making their students learn rather than teaching them. There are many other things that make Singapore’s educational system much better and successful than any other nation in the world.

Do you want to know the reason behind this? Have a look

1. They have high teaching standards

This is the main reason why Singapore has the best education system and why we don’t have it. Here in Singapore, teachers are first properly screened, trained and developed professionally before finally hiring them.

If we talk about the students, only the top third graduates are selected who have a strong academic ability as they have to undergo training recommended by the National Institute of Education (NIE). After training completion, the teachers are also asked to attend a professional course of 100 hours.

2. They have a different learning strategy ‘Teach less and learn more’

The government of Singapore has adopted a unique learning strategy which is known as ‘Teach Less, Learn More’ to focus on educations’ quality, not on quantity. Parents also play an important role in shaping their child’s careers. They help their kids with the necessary educational resources, books, and extra classes. Even the libraries here are stuffed with lots of educational books to support these students.

Also read: 7 Exciting Things To Do At Singapore’s Changi Airport That You Might Not Know Till Now

3. They don’t keep focus only on marks

Do you know students in Singapore aged six to eight are not evaluated on examinations and are motivated to inculcate self-learning? The ministry here is focused more on reducing stress by not laying emphasis only on marks. Instead, they try to focus on traditional learning. Students here are encouraged to become lifelong learners.

4. They have a unique English literacy programme ‘STELLAR’

Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading or (STELLAR) is a literacy program conducted in Singapore in which students are made familiar with multilingual languages with the help of role plays and drama techniques.

Also read: The Future of Public Education According to The Pragmatic Thinker

5. They follow a Mastery of Maths System

Yes! We all are scared of doing those calculations. But students here are a pro in doing calculations. All thanks to the mastery approach mathematics where students learn mathematics using visual and hands-on aids like blocks, cards and bar charts. Besides this, they are also given enough time to learn the tricks and approaches as they can’t move to the next level before passing the previous one.

Conclusion

So, these were the main reasons that make Singapore’s education system so much successful and most unique. We also wish that we get such a system so that we also become brilliant like them.

A writer can take you back to the old, build new and take you places with this motto and passion I started a journey of Gudstory. I tried to communicate my thoughts and happenings around the world to you. Being business owner by profession and writer by passion.

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6 Successful And Profitable Business Ideas For Housewives And Moms

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You know being the mother is one of the toughest jobs, especially if you have to take care of your home and other household chores too besides looking after your baby. Amid all toil, it’s difficult for you to manage all other things like your career, your passion or hobby or something which you want to do but can’t because of your baby and family’s responsibilities. No need to worry, we have listed some of the best low investment business ideas which you can do at your home without leaving your baby and earn something extra to fulfill your desires.

1. Become a Yoga Trainer

Become a Yoga Trainer

If yoga is something that you love, you can become a yoga trainer while sitting at home and earn something for yourself. Most of the people do not know how to perform yoga correctly. So, this could be a good opportunity for you to become a yoga trainer and teach everyone this art.

2. Step your shoes in freelancing

Step your shoes in freelancing

Post-pregnancy, if you aren’t able to join a job, then you can also do freelancing at home which needs no investment at all. Freelancing has become the hottest trend these days. There is no restriction, no time boundations and you don’t need to relocate anywhere to start this work. So, you can also start doing this to be financially dependent.

Also read: 7 Traditional Sarees Of India That Are Must Stock For Your Wardrobe

3. Turn your hobby into a business

Turn your hobby into a business

If you are crazy about organic products, you can also start making your own products like soaps, bath oils, face washes, etc at home using organic stuff. There is no limit to what you can turn an idea out of your hobby to your business.

4. You can start an online fashion shop

Start an online fashion shop

If you think you have the taste for good fashion then what can be the better opportunity other than opening an online fashion store business.

Also read: 5 Best Places in Delhi To Try The Winter Special Desserts

5. Teach the students

Teach the students

Teaching at home is also one of the best business ideas that you can go with, especially if you are fond of teaching and mentoring. You can start with a few students initially, and then grow up further by building your own coaching center.

6. Start cooking classes

Start cooking classes

Last but not least, you can also open your own cooking classes, where you can train those who want to learn cooking. To start this, you need a small space at your home along with multiple cooking facilities to start with this business.

So, these were some of the profitable businesses which you try at your home in a hassle-free way and earn yourself some extra money to fulfill your desires.

Also read: 5 Reasons Explaining Why You Could Not Get Over Your First Love So Easily

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Good News! 7 Caribbean Countries Are Going To Ban The Single-Use Plastic Starting January 1st, 2020

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Single-Use Plastic is ban in 7 Caribbean Countries

Slowly and gradually many of the countries have protested against consuming the single-use plastic as it is bringing the marine and ocean life to an end. As a consequence, marine animals are facing so many deaths every year. Well, the increasing use of plastic has become a matter of concern this is why seven Caribbean countries have decided to ban the consumption of single-use plastic starting from January 1st, 2020. I think that’s a good move to welcome the New Year.

It is very important to take this step as we humans can’t fully understand and are not capable of accurately predicting the extent to which plastic pollution will affect marine life in the near future. This move which will be implemented from 1st January 2020 will surely prevent ocean pollution which directly affects marine life. 

Which 7 Caribbean Countries Will Ban The Use Of Plastic from 1st January 2020?

Seven Caribbean countries that are going to ban single-use plastics are Jamaica, Belize, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas. 

Also read: 8 Initiative That Should Be Adopted By Government And Citizens To Save The Planet

Why it is important?

Implementing this move is important as it is severely affecting marine life and putting their life to an end. Do you know on average, 5 billion plastic bags made from petroleum products are consumed each year and most of these items take hundreds of years to degrade? 

Taking plastic pollution very seriously, People in India have started to make containers and cups using a banana leaf and other tree leaves. These leaves are eco-friendly and easily decomposed.

Some of the important facts to look at

  1. Do you know the Caribbean region is one of the top contributors of plastic pollution?
  1. Trinidad and Tobago produce nearly 1.5 kilograms of plastic waste per person in a day which is the highest in the world.
  1. Each year more than 300,000 tons of plastic waste in the Caribbean Sea is not collected and is dumped back into the water which adversely affects marine life.
  1. As per the UN Environment, it was reported that 4 million plastic scraps were collected in the coastal areas between 2006 and 2012 from the Caribbean region.
  1. Increasing contamination by single-use plastic will affect small Caribbean countries in the coming years.
  1. The Bahamian government has estimated that the current rate of plastic pollution can cause tourism losses of up to US$10 million per year.

Bottom Line

Plastic pollution has gained traction over the years which is badly affecting marine life and thus leading to the death of aquatic animals living in there. Surely, this is the best move that is going to be implemented in the New Year 2020 which will also help not only in preventing ocean pollution but also saving marine life.

Also read: 7 Daily Life Things That We Are Doing are Responsible For Destroying Our Planet And Probably We Don’t Realize

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Now People are Bidding ‘Goodbye’ To Single-Use Plastic and Have Started Using Containers Made up of Banana Leaves

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Now People are Bidding 'Goodbye' To Single-Use Plastic

We all know how harmful plastic is and what consequences it can have on our health and environment? Though we know still most of us are not making use of paper bags or something which is eco-friendly. Thankfully, many companies, organizations, and even people are fighting to tackle the issue of the plastic problem. Even there is one company namely, Tenith Innovations which has replaced single-use plastics with Banana leaf. They are using them for everyday uses.

Now let me take you through where Banana leaf is used by most of the people

On of the Twitter user, @Savi_IFS has shared some pictures of banana leaves being used as bowls and as a food container. Those pictures have gone viral. We are not sure whether the image is from Thailand or anywhere else? But this image has banana leaves from different places including India.

People are very much impressed by these banana leaves and they wanted to contact the suppliers of such containers. To this, one person tweeted a picture of using banana leaves to wrap food items with a caption, ‘We use it for our packaging and delivery through the flight to ITC Hotel in Kolkata from Guwahati’.

Also read: Adidas To Produce 11 Million Pairs of Shoes Using Recycled Ocean Plastic

Even a local vendor, KirenRijiju from north-east was witnessed wrapping a fish in a banana leaf.

Plucking banana leaves isn’t harming the habitat

Now you must be thinking that plucking so many leaves from the trees is not a good idea as we are using it for our personal uses. Then let me tell you, the leaves are plucked in such a way that they eventually regenerate easily. So, there is no destruction caused to natural life. In this way, we are saving the environment, our health, and habitat too. Isn’t that amazing?

Also read: 8 Initiative That Should Be Adopted By Government And Citizens To Save The Planet

People are taking baby steps to stop the use of plastic

What matters the most is the change that is required to bring change in this world. Though baby steps are happening in and out. I am sure it will surely help motivate others too and join the revolution of the ‘complete plastic ban’.

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