Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Magic School@Clover (25 - 28th Nov 2014)


It was a fun-filled three-day Magic camp at Clover, led by Coach Steffi and Coach Amy from Hankidz - the No. 1 Kids Talent Company (K.L.), and two capable facilitators Coach Nora and Coach Weiwei. Children from age 5 to 9 joined the camp, and many had been transformed from being very shy to having great showmanship. Instant boost of self-confidence within 3 days.

So like Coach Hanky said, "Change can be instant." Now I believe it.

An older child (9 years old), well...being the oldest... felt like " mom forced me to join. So her attitude on the first day was nonchalant. But when it came to the third day of the camp, she was observed to be totally immersed in the activities. She helped to take care of the younger ones, she did her best in mastering her magic trick and presenting to the "crowd". All professionalism and showmanship was demonstrated.

Three rules that the junior magicians learned:

#1: Never reveal the secret.
#2: Never perform the same trick to the same person twice.
#3: Practice, practice, practice!

Team Building

Coach Steffi and Coach Amy explained the rules and magic concept to the children.

The first magic trick, "Sticky wand without glue."
The young magicians making their props for their second trick -- "The Cup Trick".

Our third magic trick props -- "The Frozen card tricks."

Team building and cooperation.
Don't let that ball drop!
Learning their favourite "Mr Plastic" magic.
We graduated as magicians!

 Blog Author: Chaz Yee

For more photos, individual graduation photos, and videos about Clover Magic School with Handkidz, please CLICK HERE.


Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Giving Tree (Coach-the-Coach workshop by Coach Hank)

This coach-the-coach workshop at Clover Learning Centre was conducted by Coach Hank from HanKidz, the No. 1 Kids Talent Company in Malaysia. The participants were professionals (e.g., bankers, managers, doctors, directors), educators, parents and youngsters who are interested in making a difference to our next young generation.

Coach Hank is a certified Neuro-Linguistic practitioner, who guided the participants through a 2-Day self-discovery journey and eventually equipped them with practical skills to coach children.

In this workshop, Coach Hank also worked with Chaz Yee, our Head Directress and program Host and Leader, to identify coaches who can work with children to bring in the right education philosophy into the current Malaysia Education System both in International and local schools. Any interested individuals may contact Ms. Chaz Yee for more information regarding the training and program. College students or fresh graduates are welcome!

"A very beneficial workshop! I have learnt a lot, from both the aspects of right ways to communicate with children or ourselves and to the extent of thinking out of the box. I really appreciate Coach Hank for giving me so much in this 2-Day workshop. I strongly urge parents and educators to attend this workshop so that you can work towards a better parent or educator!" ~ Jovy Lau (Principal of Global Academic).

Ganga presenting her case.

"The Little John"... problem solving activity. Lesson learned: Do not assume.  

Ooh...will it pop with a stick through it?
Where does fear come from?
Wrong expectation leads to fear?
Face it, tackle your fear skillfully.

"This was a very enlightening and enjoyable workshop, fueled by Hank's passion and obvious love for what he is doing. Highly recommended, you have to experience it first hand." ~ Rebecca Lam (Educator & parent)
Balloon figure making. What message did it convey?

"A big thank-you to Hank for sharing with us the tools and coaching techniques that I can apply in life. It definitely opens my mind and help in developing positive parenting skills." ~ Elilia Siow (parent)

" The learning experience is eye-opening and fruitful. The workshop is not only for parents and educators, it also beneficial to my work life, it indicated how to manage my working peers and subordinate. I also learn to ask question that meta-break people / kid's mindset or belief.' ~ Cindy Ng (Manager)
A common goal for the world or selfish goal?


All professionals gathered... and they were great!

All parents and educators gathered, and they rocked!

Special thanks to Ms. Soraya, Ms. Rebecca, Ms. Jayshee and Mr. Alvin for assisting in the workshop.

For more photos in these 2 workshops, please CLICK HERE.