Autism newsletter 2020 August LR - Flipbook - Page 2
CIRCUIT BREAKER SPECIAL EDITION
Extraordinary Times for the Nation, Extraordinary Times for Eden School
With the implementation of the Circuit
Breaker measures, the world launched into
the largest Work-From-Home experiment.
from our reading of the 7 habits. Together,
we made a paradigm shift – from what we
cannot do, to what we can do.
accountability partners to move forward
together in this journey of learning and
Schools moved in the direction of HomeBased Learning, embarking on new ways
to engage students and parents/caregivers
beyond the physical classroom.
The Circuit Breaker is like a “Pause”
button, an opportunity in the midst of our
busy schedules, for us to reflect, review
and align our values with our actions.
The pandemic may bring fresh stresses –
but with them, fresh rewards.
As one of my cluster educators aptly
puts it, “There is no better time than the
Circuit Breaker to practise the 7 habits!”
This is in reference to Stephen R. Covey’s
best-selling business and self-help book
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.
We began with the end in mind and asked
ourselves what it was we wanted to see
and do differently when we hit the “Play”
button. We explored using the TimeManagement quadrant to relook at our
work, mindfully reflecting on the items
that we had in the different quadrants.
Indeed, not many knew what to expect
in this pandemic. While it may bring
much uncertainty and changes, we can
intentionally remind ourselves that how
we choose to perceive the situation and
respond lies in our circle of influence.
We identified areas of improvement,
and committed ourselves with our
Together as a cluster, we are excited to
continue gleaning from one another’s
insights and learn to better understand
and work together with one another to
achieve our public victories.
What about you? When you hit the “Play”
button, what will you do differently?
Tay Ena (Ms)
Cluster Lead, Eden School
It is understandable that we feel down over
the absence of our usual decompressing
over lunch with our colleagues, and the
laughter shared when we huddle around
working on our resources.
To lift ourselves away from this perceived
“gloom”, we need to be proactive.
Our cluster educators checked in regularly
over video conference. We shared our
personal stories and useful resources
Autism Association (Singapore)
The Association was set up through the initiative
of a group of parents in August 1992. It became
a charity under the Charities Act in January 1995.
Board of Management
In July 1997, the Association was admitted as a
member of the National Council of Social Service
and granted the Institutions of a Public Character
status allowing it to issue tax-exempt receipts for
All smiles at Cluster Educator’s Zoom Meeting.
The Association is dedicated to serving individuals
on the autism spectrum and helping them lead
meaningful and quality lives through its programmes
and services – Eden Children’s Centre, Eden
School, Eden Centre for Adults, Eden Activity Club
and Eden for Life.
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: Mohamed Jamil Bin
Honorary Secretary : Lim Yue Khim
Honorary Treasurer : Joanne Wee Chu-Yian
Denise Phua Lay Peng
Tan Buck Chye
Jason Low Hui Huang
Chong Teik Yean
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