05 September 2018
Eight Singapore teachers have been awarded the President’s Award for Teachers this year in appreciation of their commitment and dedication.
The awardees were selected from over 2,500 educators nominated by schools and parents. They received their awards at the Istana from President Halimah Yacob last week.
Two polytechnic educators were among those who received the accolade.
Ms Tan Lay Khee from Temasek Polytechnic wanted her pharmacy students to communicate better with patients, so she got them to role-play dissecting their own performances.
Mr George Teo from Singapore Polytechnic, who chairs the course in business innovation and design, turns his tutorials into a game show, where students receive envelopes with mystery tasks and race to answer questions.