What I learned about life and dreams from my Grade 7 teacher
Poh Tan |
• October 2017
In her TEDxUnisinos talk, Dr. Tan shares a vivid memory of her Grade 7 teacher who displayed a level of care in the classroom that inspired her to pursue her dreams and believe in possibilities. Dr. Tan speaks about how a teacher’s subtle acknowledgement and appreciation can have a significant impact on a student’s moral. This talk is for all educators whose hopes and dreams are to make a difference in their student’s lives. Dr. Poh Tan is a mother, educator, scientist and entrepreneur, whose drive for success developed in spite of a challenging childhood. Dr. Tan graduated from Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a Bachelor of Science, and subsequently obtained a PhD from the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Medicine with a focus on hematopoietic biology. As an advocate for scientific literacy, Dr. Tan is pursuing her second PhD in the Faculty of Education at SFU. Her research focuses on developing science curriculum that can be used to nurture curiosity and develop scientific literacy skills in young children. In addition to intellectual skills, Dr. Tan’s science curriculum also considers a notion of morality and she hopes to inspire young children to be moral and responsible scientifically literate citizens.