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The world is our classroom. Everyone is on a journey trying to make sense of what our world entails. Some create an educational brand and name it the inquiry approach. Education is inquiry. We study language and art in search for the ability to express what we think, see or feel. We study arithmetic and science to establish structure and order. We study humanities to actualise interactions of all types. Educators facilitate inquiry and intellection. Learners sharpen their senses,

This space is all about exploring the noble spirit of teaching and learning by expounding the issues of the education.

Teach Strong, Learn Strengths

“Education is not a preparation for life,
Education is LIFE itself.”
— John Dewey

Author

Gideon is World's & Singapore's 2nd Gold Awarded Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder® Coach and the Head of Schools Division in Strengths School. (StrengthsSchool.com) Having been an educator with the Ministry of Education himself for a number of years, Gideon brings valuable experience in the field of teaching and pedagogy and a great understanding of the education system in Singapore. Gideon’s teaching experiences include stints at Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary), Bukit Batok Secondary School, Admiralty Secondary School and Yuhua Secondary School. Beyond serving in schools, he was also involved with the Academy of Singapore Teachers to facilitate professional development sharing.

 

Gideon strongly believes in education with a heart. He not only believes that every school is a good school, but he also believes that every school should be excellent. Gideon has contributed extensively in areas of the school’s Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), Student Leadership Development Committee as well as departmental work. It was also during his journey in Singapore schools, that he first experienced the life-changing encounter with StrengthsFinder.

Gideon has received numerous accolades during his time with the Ministry of Education in Singapore. These include the:

  • MOE Outstanding Contribution Award (Individual) 2015 [awarded to the top 3% in the institution]
  • MOE Outstanding Contribution Award (Team), Humanities Department 2015
  • MOE Outstanding Contribution Award (Team), Youth Leadership Development Committee 2015
  • MOE Outstanding Contribution Award (Team), Life-Long Learning Programme Team 2015
  • MOE Long Service Award 2015
  • MOE Outstanding Contribution Award (Team), Youth Leadership Development Committee 2013

As a StrengthsFinder Coach, Gideon is passionate about creating dynamic and enthusiastic school and classroom environments and he is adept in classroom engagements. He is a skillful facilitator and is extremely comfortable in engaging students in a workshop.

Gideon has also prior experiences with executive work with The Boys’ Brigade Headquarters in Singapore. He was instrumental in helping to plan and execute Boys’ Brigade programmes at the national level and in mobilizing and mentoring youth for the different Boys’ Brigade projects. In his free time, Gideon continues to focus in the area of youth development by mentoring youth and young adults in meeting their developmental goals. He serves as a volunteer leader weekly in his church. Gideon is also passionate about using the platform of community outreach to mentor young people. He has led teams to numerous overseas expedition trips to countries like Malaysia, Thailand and The Philippines.

Gideon is an active person who enjoys running, as well as soccer. He has completed numerous marathons, as well as led Official Pace Teams for Standard Chartered Singapore Marathons. It is with the very same passion, that he hopes to help as many people as possible, to actualize their aspirations by using their talents and strengths through StrengthsFinder. Being the Learner he is, Gideon is currently also pursuing a Master’s degree in Divinity. 

Gideon's Top 5 StrengthsFinder® results:

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