Primary School Teacher Builds A 'Tower' With Toy Bricks To Film And Teach Students From Home

Primary School Teacher Builds A 'Tower' With Toy Bricks To Film And Teach Students From Home

The mum also asked for permission to use her kids' toy bricks.

While the COVID-19 pandemic might have confined us to our homes—at least for this month—there has never been a better time to put our creative minds to test.

From the emergence of the Dalgona coffee trend to Singapore celebrities who shared their own creative ways to spending time with their kids at home, teachers have also risen to the challenge of getting creative at teaching home-based learning (HBL).

Teacher Gets Creative at Home-based Learning

Take for example Low Xiaoxuan, a Mandarin teacher from Casuarina Primary School, as shared by Member of Parliament and Singapore’s Education Minister Ong Ye Kung in a Facebook post.

She resorted to using her kids’ toy bricks to facilitate her teaching after she had experienced difficulties to hold her camera phone and teach simultaneously.

In face of the uphill task, she managed to think out of the box with this DIY solution.

Primary School Teacher Builds A 'Tower' With Toy Bricks To Film And Teach Students From Home

Photo: Ong Ye Kung / Facebook

The amount of effort put into this DIY overhead phone stand is definitely of the next level. 

Low’s phone was balanced on one end atop the brick tower. A jar was placed on the other end to balance the weight.  

Teacher Gets Creative at Home-based Learning

Teacher gets creative at home-based learning through her DIY phone stand. | Photo: Ong Ye Kung / Facebook

But above all else, it also showed the teacher’s dedication towards ensuring that her students get access to lessons with less disruptions as possible.

Similarly with parents and students who are trying to adjust and be productive during home-based learning, teachers too grapple with what seems like a first-world problem: dealing with IT tools. 

And it is not just Low who experiences this. Many teachers in Singapore have also come up with their own solutions to better facilitate students’ learning through home-based learning.

“Everyday, I am hearing more stories of teachers coming up with new ways to teach remotely, collaborating with each other, and overcoming their unfamiliarity with IT tools,” wrote the MP. 

Primary School Teacher Builds A 'Tower' With Toy Bricks To Film And Teach Students From Home

Photo: Ong Ye Kung / Facebook

Especially during this crucial time of need, everyone is working together to ensure that life goes on as normally as possible.

While it may not be ideal to teach from home, there are always ways to work around it—it never hurts to be a little experimental and creative. And teacher Low is a fine example to that.

The MP also wrote that he would be sharing more of such stories, as well as good practices and useful tips in the coming weeks.  

P.S. If you’re thinking if the teacher (and mum) has got permission to use her kids’ toy bricks—she did. 

You can view the MP’s full post here:

Primary School Teacher Builds A 'Tower' With Toy Bricks To Film And Teach Students From Home

Also read: 

STEAM Education: Free Online Resources To Help Kids With Self-directed Learning At Home

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