The Patatas – An Education Solutions Consultancy

The mental health of teachers and how we can support them

Teachers are the cornerstone of schools. Not only are they educators, but they also look after the welfare of students and take on many responsibilities, such as after-school clubs. In our previous article, we talked about managing the mental health of students. However, not much is said for teachers’ mental health. Teachers face many stressors …

Mental health: Personal advice I wish I knew as a student

As a student, I know that stress is no stranger to us. Be it studies, juggling relationships between friends, family and maybe significant others… All of which are happening while we are still growing and trying to find our identity. Many changes, coupled with such stresses, can cause a lot of instability, which can be …

How to create an inclusive education? [4 minute read]

At the thought of an inclusive education, what came to my mind were schools that are specialised for students with special needs. An example being Singapore’s first autism-focused school, Pathlight School. However, the more I researched about inclusive education, I realised I had misunderstood the meaning of an inclusive education. On UNICEF’s website, an inclusive …

Websites for Free Singaporean Educational Resources [2 minute read]

Singapore has one of the highest literacy rates in the world, standing at 97.1% in 2020. However, a high literacy rate does not translate to equal educational opportunities or resources. Educational inequality is a topic explored in Teo Yeo Yenn’s anthology of essays that took Singapore by storm, This is what inequality looks like. In …

Malala Yousafzai – Inspirational leaders in education [3 min read]

In October 2012, while 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was on her usual route to school. Suddenly, the Taliban stopped the bus she was on and shot her. Her reason for persecution – fighting for the educational rights of women in Pakistan. Today, Malala Yousafzai stands as an inspirational leader in education. “Some people only ask others …

Sal Khan — Inspirational leaders in education [5 min read]

Upon hearing the name Sal Khan, you may recognise this name. It belongs to the founder of one of the world’s top educational websites, Khan Academy. On technology in education, people often talk about Khan Academy. Maybe you may have even used it for your own studies. It is an American non-profit educational organisation founded …

 3 Types of Alternative Schools That Exist Today

Malcom X, a prominent human rights activist, once said that “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” With this spirit of education in mind, we are no stranger to the importance of education here in Singapore. We possess the benefit of compulsory education and heavy …

Cyberbullying in Schools: Prevention and Support

Mallory Grossman was a compassionate, empathetic, and kind 13-year-old girl. Despite her youth, Mallory cared enough to craft and to sell jewellery to fundraise for children with cancer. To her mother, Mallory was “the girl that you hope your children would grow up to be.” On June 14, 2017, Mallory committed suicide. Mallory’s mother will …

Education in Refugee Camps: Early childhood

Refugee camps are temporary facilities providing immediate protection to refugees. Refugees are people who are forced to flee due to violence, conflict or persecution. Hence, the word “refugee” is often associated with survival – shelter and food. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are a total of 70.8 million people …

Challenges Refugee Students Face and How to Solve Them?

Refugee students face a plethora of challenges to their education journey due to the conditions they live in. Given a student’s goal which is to learn new knowledge and skills at school for the sake of their future, it is tragic that refugee students face problems of access to electricity, the Internet and mobile devices …