Comparison among different online platforms

Posted April 17, 2020

Many schools are using online platforms during home-based learning (HBL). There are people who think that these online platforms are the same.  They are not!  Different online platforms offer different functions as well as limitations but which platform best suit your lessons and your students?  Here in Acorn Training, we are bringing our training sessions […]


Online Session On Design Thinking

Posted April 15, 2020

When our Education Minister Ong Ye Kung announced the first home-based learning on 28 March 2020, many schools had to step up and hasten to convert their lesson plans online. Acorn Training partnered with Radin Mas Primary School to conduct the P5 cohort design thinking and pitching workshop online. We have had our first 2 […]


Prudential Young Trailblazers
Tertiary Hackathon Day 28th March 2020

Posted April 08, 2020

To grow or to slow? In the climate of fear and instability caused by the Covid-19 epidemic, the Prudential Young Trailblazers Competition (PYTB) were faced with the pertinent question – to grow or to slow down? A game changing characteristic of a trailblazer is one who sees every threat as an opportunity. For Acorn, as […]


Comparing the RMP and the DiSC

Posted March 30, 2020

What does the test purport to measure? The RMP is clear in that it is intended to measure an individual’s motives – what Professor Steven Reiss called basic desires or psychological needs.  According to the theory of 16 basic desires, our motives determine our values, influence the development of our personality traits, and predict our behavior. […]


How to talk to my child?

Posted December 24, 2019

As our children get older, especially when they transition from Primary to Secondary School, conversations around the dining table get shorter and shorter. How was your day? Ok. What do you mean ok? It was ok. Do you have anything else to say? No. Why is it that as they get older, it gets harder and […]


What motivates your child?

Posted July 14, 2017

These days, it is common to hear parents lament, “My child is so unmotivated in his studies. He is always playing computer games.” Ever since I came across Dr Steven Reiss’ ground-breaking research on human
motivation, I’ve come to this conclusion: everyone is motivated.
The challenge is to discover what motivates this child/student, what he values highly that he would give his time and energy to. Successful parents and impactful teachers are more often than not, simply the ones who have discovered the right motivators.