Monday, January 18, 2010

NIE Library

I went to the NIE library in the late afternoon today.
Wanted to look at the mathematics textbook to get an idea of the syllabus flow for my math micro-teaching.
I am going to teach on Logarithms but I did not have a specific section to cover at the moment.
What I did was to take down the various Laws of Logarithms and decide later.

The textbook I was referencing from.

The late afternoon sun was shinning through the tall glass widows on the third floor. It created a nice effect the table I was sitting at.

What a nice view from the window.
I had an image in my mind and luckily, my camera was around to capture it.
With the camera I thought, "Why not take a picture of the library's book shelves?"
I made a number of attempts before I could get a decent shot. The position I was in was not an ideal location and most of the shots I took gave a slanted feel or distortions. In the end, I settled for this image.

The NIE library on a late afternoon is really quite. There are not many people around as most of them would have left for their lessons or on their way home.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Swiss Baeckerie @ Frankel Ave

Met my Jiemei today to top-up funds.
Since he was meeting his client at Kembangan, I decided to do a search on eateries with good reviews near that area.
I came across Swiss Baeckerie, location at Frankel Ave.
It's along the same row of shophouses as where Bakery Deport is.

The shop can be recognised by its huge croissant that has already blacken.
Walking into the shop, it's pretty small but brings out the cosy feeling.
The tables were most all taken up.

Looking at the menu, the food sounds good but slightly pricy for the amount that you get.
My Jiemei ordered the Mushroom "Croques".
It's mushroom sandwich covered with cheese and toasted till the cheese melts, served with salad.

Mushroom "Croques"

I ordered the Savory Crepe served with scrambled egg and chicken sausage.

Savory Crepe

I find that the amount of mushroom in the "croques" could have been more and a bit too wet for the bread.
However the melted cheese on the toasted sandwich provided a good taste.

The crepe taste normal. Not very nicely done as it was a bit thick on the inside.
The scrambled eggs were a bit too wet, turning the crepe a slightly soggy.
However the eggs were nice to taste.
Chicken sausage, yummy!

We ordered the set meal, so it came with coffee or tea.
I think I would return to the place again to try the other dishes.

Swiss bakery,
Pei Yan

Monday, January 11, 2010

What Have I Learnt About Assessment?

This was the summary question to today's physics lecture on Assessment.
In fact, all the 3 classes that I had today talked, discussed, described, explained... about ASSESSMENT.
That's like an overdosage of Assessment for my little brain cells.

To answer the question, Glen, Geok Lan, Czarina and I thought of funny things.
And we came up with this:

Assessment Algorithm!

Actually, we were feeling a bit crazy after Dr Ho's math tutorial.
He was going through what assessment is and the discussions were to think which of the 2 given choices is relevant.

  • See if the student know their Mathematical stuff.

  • See if the students listen to my teaching.

  • See if I am a good teacher.

  • See what the students do not know or understand.

These are not the exact words. I just phrase them to my best memory ability.
Basically, we had fun and translated these "answers" to physics lesson.

Finally, Rion even made use of what one of the classemate's formulae that "Assessment = Testing + Evaluation" to answer the lecture's question during Maths lecture right after physics class.
That's 3 consecutive lessons on assessment.

Enough of assessment.
The second semester of NIE has begun and things are moving very fast.
We have only 6 weeks to spare before we enter the gates of Practicum.

For some reason, I created an entry today.


Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year

It's the year 2010.
Its the year of the Tiger soon.

Here's wishing all my friends and viewer (if there are any).

Happy 2010!!!



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