Responsibility of Independent Learning (Novel Study)

Make the most of your learning!’

From: Attackflow

As we grow up and have many responsibilities, education is still one of our top priority in life. Education is one of the biggest responsibility we have, not only about ours, but also others learning. Most of the times, education is being received when the teacher delivers a lesson to us and we do all of the works that they give us. However, I believe independent learning gives students freedom of learning, a practice of stewardship, integrity, ownership, and responsibility of their own learning. It teaches students that they have the ability to shape and teach themselves new materials; and therefore improving themselves as a learner and as a person, all without strict controlling from the teacher.

This round in Literacy class, I have received that independent education, and there are many positive results by the end of the round. I completed two academic essays, one about happiness and another one is about Discriminations, Stereotypes and How it can affect Development and Change Making.

From: Amazon UK

In addition, I completed my own Novel Study which I read an epic novel from Morgan Matson (Since You’ve been gone) that allows me to learn and understand more about novels and stories about teenagers life, friendship, love, overcoming fears and stepping out of our comfort zones, trying those wild things you never thought you would do. Despite the scariness of your fears, it is doors to whole new and different worlds, a new you that never existed before, a better you. New experiences bring yourselves new friends, new hobbies and creativity. Fear is a force pulling us from the beautiful perspectives of life, thrilling moments, unique feelings that can’t even be described and more wonderful memories. It is also what holds people back from doing things they are passionate about, chasing their dreams and reach for success.

Overall, independent learning can open new experiences to students and give them a chance to learn new materials that are suitable for them. It gives them a chance to explore things outside of their comfort zone and make the most of their own learning.

Why Are Negative Numbers Important?

Most of us usually are more familiar with positive numbers than negative numbers, due to its frequency of use in the daily life of experiences. Most of the times, we use positive numbers to represent the quantity of something, but often forget about negative numbers. However, negative numbers have their own importance and advantages.

On a number line, positive integers are counted to the right of the integer 0 and negative integers. (Fun Fact: 0 is an integer, but is not positive nor negative)

From: Online Math Learning

Financial Purposes

Negative numbers play a huge role in this field, acting as numbers that represent loss, owing, withdrawal, stock market price that goes up or down while positive numbers represent profit, investments, deposit, etc. It also shows the difference between the value of a debit card and a credit card.

Temperature and Everyday Experiences

From: Snappy Maths

It is used to describe temperature that degrees 0-degree Celsius in different terms including weather forecasting, medical field, and many more. In addition, it is also used for measuring distances below the surface, for example: sea level, etc.

Studying about negative numbers and the ways of calculating it, is helpful for our daily basis.

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Love in the Moonlight (inspired story)

A girl with a fate she can’t change.

A family she did not choose to come in.

A life that has no other doors to escape,

only to accept the truth that she is a riot’s daughter


The truth is Her father is a man of justice

He devotes his life for the nation’s freedom

He quarreled for  lives well-lived for citizens in the whole kingdom

He contests for what’s right for the country

He fights for his daughter future,

but he will never know that his daughter’s life is completely unexpected


Even born as a girl, she needs to hide her beautiful identity.

Disguise is the only thing she can do to survive.

She must live the life of a boy, growing up as a hidden girl in a man’s identity.

She must cut her hair off with that feminine sweetheart longing for long, beautiful hair.

She cried and crave a life like other girls, where she can play doll, braid her hair up and decorate it with flowers.

Where she can pick flowers and sew it to be a princess’s crown.

At night, she sleeps and dreams of a life where she can wear a long, beautiful dress,

Get her long hair down to her waist and dance freely by her own.

But as the sunrise up and the truth become clear, she cries, disappointed of the life she must live.


As she grew up and learned to be strong, tough like a man, she seeks for comfort, love and freedom.


As intertwined fate came to place, she bumped to a tall fair stranger.

A person she grew to meet everywhere and shined out of all strangers.

She did not know who he is yet, and she just passed by with not much attention.

Like the wind, passing by a tiny pretty flower.

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Stepping Out of Comfort Zone (Learning Adobe Photoshop)

From: Youth Employment Decade

Technology Revolution is one big change that made huge impacts on humanity that will leave tracks on this world forever. Technology is so powerful and broad, with so many sectors and fields that we can study and master. In Technology, there is a whole range of editing, from editing videos, photos, artworks, abstract concepts, digital painting to editing movies, soundtracks and more. Furthermore, there are hundreds of other skill, including programming language, building or developing the application, programming robots. Technology has a huge range of different activities for us to learn, depending on our own passions and type of creativity. However, you can also get more creative by stepping outside of your comfort zone to work on the skills that you are not familiar with. That is what I did for an independent project in my Technology and Multimedia class.


After learning about the Python programming language, premium-pro, and video editing skills and some more skills, I want to try out new fields of technology that can allow me to learn something new and to build new types of creativity. Therefore, I chose to work on digital arts, especially drawing and painting in adobe photoshop. Learning a new skill is challenging, but since there are many helpful resources on the internet that can help a new-learner like me. Although the platform (adobe photoshop) is quite complex and advanced, there are great tutorials that I used to study the tools. I find digital art really interesting and it is fun to be able to learn something new and to create a product using a skill you never thought you would be able to have. I used to fear of learning new things, especially technology lessons that seem complex and advance. However, this course of digital art completely changed my mindset towards technology lessons. The challenges that await you when you learn something new are the resources to help you grow, to build your knowledge, expand your creativity and innovation. It opens up your mind to new concepts, ideas that you would have never imagined, it takes you to the other side of the world, not the ordinary one you are living in.

I understand why people would prefer things that are comfortable, easy and safe for them. However, I see a whole new world of opportunities and growth awaiting for people to enter, where people can grow and learn more about the world around them, what they are actually capable of when they open up their minds to new innovative ideas and lessons. There is nothing that you can’t learn, it is just the boundary of your mindset. Therefore, I would love to encourage everyone to try new things, think outside the box and try to learn different lessons, even though it is not the one you are most passionate about. You can always find something you enjoy in a new activity, a new light, a new hope, a new perspective, a whole different world of opportunities.

Here is my first digital painting that I made:

Despite this digital painting, I also learned how to edit photos that involved story-telling skill. Here is one of several art projects I have created:


បេះដូង ឬ ខួរក្បាល?​ (Heart or Brain?)

ជាទូទៅ មនុស្សយើងតែងតែត្រូវជ្រើសរើសយកផ្លូវជីវិតដើម្បីដើរដោយខ្លួនឯង មិនថាវាជាផ្លូវមួយដ៏លំបាក ពោពេញទៅដោយឧបសគ្គប៉ុណ្ណាក៏ដោយ ។ ក៏ប៉ុន្តែពេលដែលយើងជ្រើសរើសនូវផ្លូវនោះ តើអ្នកភាគច្រើនគិតពី មនោសញ្ចេតនា សេរីភាព ការស្រលាញ់ និង សុបិន្តខ្លួន ឬ អ្នកជ្រើសរើសនៅអ្វីដែលសង្គមជុំវិញខ្លួនចង់ឲ្យអ្នកដើរ? ពេលនោះ តើអ្នកនិងគិតយ៉ាងណា? 

បេះដូង​ ឬ ខួរក្បាល?

ដោយស្មេរ រស់ អេនចលលី

អរុណរះឡើងហើយ មនុស្សម្នាទាំងអស់ភ្ញាក់ពីដំណេក និង រស់នៅតាម សមាជីវោរៀងៗខ្លួន។ ពួកយើងរស់នៅរកសុីចិញ្ចឹមជីវិតដោយមិនសូវយកចិត្តទុកដាក់អំពីសុខភាពនិងខ្លួនប្រាណរបស់យើង

ខ្លាំងនោះទេពីព្រោះការសិក្សារ ការងារ និង​​ ការរកសុីផ្សេងៗដែលធ្វើឲ្យជីវិតរបស់យើង រវល់និងការងារ និង កាតព្វកិច្ចផ្សេងៗដែលត្រូវបំពេញ ។ ជារៀងរាល់ថ្ងៃ យើងមិនសូវយកចិត្តទុកដាក់និង សមទ្ធភាព ដ៏អស្ច្ារ្យដែលខួរក្បាលយើងអាចធ្វើនោះទេយើងប៊ិះនិងភ្លេចទៅហើយថាគ្រប់សកម្មភាព ដែលយើងធ្វើ ទាំងអស់សុទ្ធតែត្រូវបានបញ្ជាពីលោកប្រុសខួរក្បាលដ៏អស្ចារ្យរបស់យើង។ ចំណែកឯ អារម្មណ៏ មនោសញ្ចេតនា និង ការស្រលាញ់ ស្អប់ ការមើលថែគ្នាទៅវិញទៅមក នៅក្នុងជីវិតយើងវិញ គឺ សុទ្ធតែគេជឿថា ត្រូវបានបញ្ជាមកពីសំណាក់ កញ្ញាបេះដូងកំហូច ។ ពេលខ្លះ នាងបញ្ជាអារម្មណ៏យើង ឲ្យឈ្លក់វង្វេង ឲ្យកើតទុក្ខ សប្បាយ រំភើប តាមតែចិត្តគាត់ ។ ដូច្នោះហើយ ឥឡូវនេះ ពួកយើងនឹងចូលទៅក្នុងជីវិតប្រចាំថ្ងៃរបស់ លោក​ប្រុសខួរក្បាល និង កញ្ញាបេះដូង។

កញ្ញាបេះដូង (ខ្ញុំជាមនុស្សឧស្សាហ៏ជាងគេក្នុងមួយខ្លួនប្រាណនេះ មានតែខ្ញុំទេដែលធ្វើការ ២៤ម៉ោង លើ ២៤ម៉ោង ជារៀងរាល់ថ្ងៃ ខែ ឆ្នាំ ដើម្បីធ្វើឲ្យលំហូរឈាមក្នុងរាងកាយដំណើរការ ។ ខ្ញុំពិតជាមានមោទនភាពនិងខ្លួនឯងណាស់ ពីព្រោះខ្ញុំ ជាមនុស្សសំខាន់ ជាងគេក្នុងក្រុមហ៊ុននៃខ្លួន មនុស្សនេះ។ ខ្ញុំធ្វើការហត់ តែមិនដែលត្អូញត្អែទេ ។ អ្នកគិតមើលទៅ ពេលគេផ្សេងគេង សម្រាក នៅពេលយប់ ក្រោយពីថ្ងៃដ៏ហត់នឿយមួយ ខ្ញុំនៅតែត្រូវខំប្រឹងធ្វើការ តែខ្ញុំនៅតែស្រលាញ់ការងារខ្ញុំ ពីព្រោះក្រៅពីការលោតចុះឡើងៗដើម្បីឲ្យមានចង្វាក់បេះដូងនោះ ខ្ញុំក៏មានតួនាទីសំខាន់ដែរ គឺការបង្កើតអារម្មណ៏ មនោសញ្ចេតនាផ្សេងៗ។ ដូចជាពេលដែល នរណាម្នាក់រៀបនិងសម្រេចចិត្តអ្វី

មួយ ខ្ញុំតែងតែលើកហេតុផល មនោសញ្ចេតនាផ្សេងៗ មកឲ្យគេស្តាប់ពិចារណា។ ពេលខ្លះគេក៏ធ្វើតាមខ្ញុំ តែពេលខ្លះគេក៏ថា រឿងមនោសញ្ចេតនាពីបេះដូង ទុកមួយឡែកសិន សំខាន់

ទៅស្តាប់អនុសាសន៏របស់ លោកប្រុសខួរក្បាលវិញទៅ វាមានប្រយោជន៏ជាង។ ខ្ញុំក៏បានត្រឹមខូចចិត្ត

អង្គុយយំម្នាក់ឯងទៅ ។ ដូច្នោះហើយបានជា លោកប្រុសខួរក្បាល និង ខ្ញុំ ភាគច្រើន មិនដែលត្រូវគ្នាទាល់តែសោះ អាចថាជាសត្រូវ ក៏ថាបានដែរ។ ខ្ញុំស្អប់ណាស់ ម្នាក់ខួរក្បាល

កំហូច និង កំពូលល្បិចមួយនេះ!

លោកប្រុសខួរក្បាល: ​យី! ម្តិចមកថាឲ្យខ្ញុំដូច្នេះ! ខ្ញុំជាមនុស្សម្នាក់ដែលមានទំនួលខុសត្រូវខ្ពស់ ចេះគិតវែងឆ្ងាយ ល្អិតល្អន់ ច្បាស់លាស់ មិនគិតតែពីរឿងមនោសញ្ចេតនាស្អីគេនោះទេ។ បើសិនជា

អ្នកគ្រប់គ្នាជឿខ្ញុំនោះ ខ្ញុំជឿថា អ្នកនិងប្រាកដជាជ្រេីសរើសជម្រើសដែលត្រឹមត្រូវបំផុតហើយ ពីព្រោះ

ខ្ញុំជាមនុស្សត្រឹមត្រូវ មានហេតុផលជាក់ស្តែង​ មិនគិតពីអារម្មណ៏រញ៉េរញ៉ៃដូចកញ្ញាបេះដូងនោះឡើយ។

ខ្ញុំក៏ធ្វើការជាច្រើនម៉ោងដែរ ដល់ថ្នាក់ក្តៅខ្លួនចេញផ្សែងទៅហើយ ក៏គេនៅតែប្រើឲ្យធ្វើការ ទទួលទិន្នន័យ ជារៀងរាល់នាទី។

កញ្ញាបេះដូង ចុះលោកបងលោកប្រុសខួរក្បាលដែលមានគិតពី សេចក្តីស្រមៃពីកុមារភាព

គិតពីទំនាក់ទំនង មិត្តភាពជាមួយមិត្តភ័ក្តិ និង អត្ថន័យនៃគ្រួសារដែរឬទេ? ហេតុអ្វី គ្រាន់តែលឺគេនិយាយ

ថា ការងារមានប្រាក់ខែច្រើន តែត្រូវចាកចោល មិត្តភ័ក្តិនិង គ្រួសារ ក៏ខំប្រឹងទៅដែរ មិនគិតពីបេះដូងខ្លួនឯង​ដែល ធ្លាប់មានក្តីស្រមៃធ្វើការងារដែលខ្លួនស្រលាញ់ ពេញចិត្ត តែបែជា ឈ្លក់

វង្វេងនិងទឹកលុយ បុណ្យសក្តិនោះទៅវិញ?

លោកប្រុសខួរក្បាល ចុះកញ្ញាមានបានគិតវិញទេថា បើសិនជាគ្មានទឹកលុយ បុណ្យសក្តិ និង មុខតំណែង ទេនោះ តើជីវិតមនុស្សទៅជាយ៉ាងណា? វាមាន សេចក្តីសុខ​ និង​ សុភមង្គលដែរឬទេ? ជាពិសេស មានម្ហូបញុាំឆ្ងាញ់ៗ គេហដ្ឋានរស់នៅល្អ ដែរឬទេ? នាងដូចជាភ្លេចរឿងនេះអស់ទៅហើយទេហេ? ដូច្នេះហើយ ខ្ញុំសូមលើកទឹកចិត្តឲ្យមនុស្សគ្រប់រូប


កញ្ញាបេះដូង ទេ!​ ទេ! ជ្រើសយកខ្ញុំវិញ! ខ្ញុំជាមនុស្សដែលយល់សុខទុក្ខអ្នកដរទៃ មិនចេះកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចជនណាឡើយ។

លោកប្រុសខួរក្បាល កុំជឿគាត់!​ ជ្រើសរើសយកខ្ញុំវិញ! ដឹងតែចំណេញច្រើនតែម្តង ហើយមានលុយ ល្បីល្បាញ មានមុខមាត់ទៀត!

កញ្ញាបេះដូង តែដោយគ្មានសេរីភាព ភាពសប្បាយរីករាយ ស្រស់បំព្រង នោះឡើយ ជាពិសេស គ្មាន មនោសញ្ចេតនា និង មិត្តភ័ក្តិ ឬ គ្រួសារទៀត។

មនុស្ស ហឺយ! ខ្ញុំឈីក្បាល និង​ ហត់នឹងស្តាប់អ្នកទាំងពីទៀតណាស់! បេះដូងក៏មានន័យ ខួរក្បាលក៏មានហេតុផល។ មិនដឹងជាជឿអ្នកណាឲ្យប្រាកដទេ។ បើសិនអ្នកជាខ្ញុំ អ្នកនិងរើសយកមួយណា? មនោសញ្ចេតនា សេចក្តីស្រលាញ់ មិត្តភាព សេរីភាព ឬក៏ ទឹកលុយ បុណ្យសក្តិ មុខតំណែងខ្ពស់ និង ភាពល្បីល្បាញ? បើសិនជាអ្នករើសមួយ តើជីវិតអ្នកនិងទៅជាយ៉ាង

ណា? មានសេចក្តីសុខ ឬ ពោពេញទៅដោយភាពស្តាយក្រោយ? ពេលនេះ ឱកាសនៅនឹងមុខអ្នកហើយ

តើអ្នកនឹងចាប់យកវាឬក៏ ព្រលែងវាចោលដោយសាភាពភ័យខ្លាច និឹងរស់នៅក្នុងទីងងឹត និងតាម យដ្ឋាកម្ម? បើខ្ញុំវិញ ខ្ញុំនិង ជ្រើសរើសយក បេះដូង តែ ខ្ញុំក៏មិនភ្លេចយកខួរក្បាលដាក់ចូលក្នុងហោប៉ៅ

ដែរ ក្រែងលដើរវង្វេងផ្លូវ​។ 🙂

Children Must Have The Right and Access to Education (Argumentative Essay)

Angely Rose                                                                                                                                      `12/12th/2018

Children Must Have The Right and Access to Education

There is a quote from Nelson Mandela who is the former president of South Africa: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. This quote is really true and that is the reason why all children deserve the right and access to quality education. Unfortunately, According to the United Nations Sustainable Development website, “Over 265 million children are currently out of school and 22% of them are of primary school age”. This statistic bespeaks that there is a huge amount of young children around the world who still need help getting a decent education. One of the main reasons for lack of quality education is that some developing countries are having the struggle to give every single child the access to quality tutoring due to poverty and other emergencies that the countries need to handle. Furthermore, the need for quality teaching caused by “the lack of well-trained tutors, inequality problems related to the opportunity provided to rural children and girls, and the impoverished conditions of schools ”(United Nations). However, I firmly consider education as a prominent right that all children must have.  Although education requires a lot of money and time, every single child that is in the age of going to school must have access to and the right to education. Education for a young child is extremely crucial for empowering individuals and help them to reach their best potential, reducing poverty, and benefits of future economic growth.

Although education depends heavily upon inclusive finance, offering education to the young generation can reduce poverty in the impoverished community. To demonstrate, in many developing countries, poverty is one of the main problems that people are dealing with. Poverty is the state of extreme sufficient in the financial field. The problem is that the shortage of money can affect and lead to other problems including low access to education, clean water, and nutrition, hunger, etc. However, by offering adequate tutoring to children, it can reduce poverty and give many benefits to our society in nearly all aspects which is the key to sustainable development. Villa Kulid, Director General of Norad, gave a speech about education and how it can help to reduce poverty as well as other problems. He observes that “One year of education is associated with a 10% increase in wages”. (Kulid) This fact shows that education has a huge power to enlarge the wages of the workers. Education can boost incomes for citizens and giving the consequence of dwindled poverty.  Furthermore,“A newly published paper by UNESCO shows that education is critical to escape chronic poverty and to prevent the transmission of poverty between generations.”, as demonstrated by Kulid’s speech. This statement has indicated that education is a major factor to decrease poverty in different generations and communities. Education has the power to let individuals find their potential and help their community, boosting incomes and decrease poverty.

Another reason that explains why education is essential to us is that it is a considerable factor that can help to determine how blooming the economy of a country is.  Investopedia, which is an international website edited by writers who are financial experts and advisors since 1999, also discusses education impact on the economy. Investopedia observes that “globalization and international trades depend upon the competitive economy between countries. Therefore, each country needs to have a buoyant economy that is supported by decent education.” Brent Redcliff, who has years of experiences in digital marketing, analytics, a freelance writer for Investopedia and currently works as an analytic manager in Accenture, wrote an article titled, “How Education And Training Affect the Economy” that was published in March 2018. Brent Redcliff wrote that a “resilient economy has the capability of operating different industries that can compete with international standards. To meet this standard, we need a lot of scholars who possess the skills and knowledge to build a powerful workforce. What’s more, it also helps with employment within the country as well. In fact, the employment rates in different countries are based on the education levels of their citizens” (, 2018). In conclusion, education is needed in order to create a prosperous economy in a country.

What is even more important than helping to boost the economy and lower the poverty rates, education can leave remarkable impacts on each individual life of those young children. By delivering education access to children, it gives them a huge opportunity to find their potential, dreams, passions, and talents which they will live upon and pursue further throughout their lives. To put it in another way, Education has the capability of empowering individuals and gives them the chance to reach their greatest potential which can help to reduce inequality in society. After they found out their passions and talents, they can pursue a career that can further support their communities and countries. A great example of that is a Pakistani teacher named Mohammud Ayub that has committed his life teaching other people the basic subjects including math, English, etc. He is a Pakistani scholar that used his knowledge that he had gained to spread and help his community back. He has made a big difference in each student’s life that he taught and the community around him. (Associated Press and Newsela Staff) In addition, the process of education that includes many subjects including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math will give guidance for student’s passion, prepare them for obstacles and improve student’s critical thinking skills. In, UChicago professor says that “STEM help to prepare students for the future that awaits. Education in schools is imperative for children to find their passions, potentials, and talents which can reduce inequality and lead to sustainable developments in communities.”

In conclusion, Education for children is an essential field for development in each country though it requires money and time. In addition, it helps to reduce inequality, poverty, boost the prosperity of the economy, and empowers those individual children who are educated to help their community and society back. By offering the right and access to quality education for children, it is a huge profit for everyone in nearly all aspects, including the community, country, family, and individuals. Therefore, the right and access to quality education is exceedingly an important right that every and single child around the globe deserve to have in spite of any conditions or situations that they are under. There are a lot of works to be done in order to help all children in the world to gain access to quality education

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Associated Press and Newsela staff, “Pakistani man teaches poor kids in a park, keeps promise to his dying dad.” 03/27/2015. 12/7/2018

Brent, Radcliffe, “How Education and Training Affect the Dec 5, 2018. 12/7/2018

How STEM education can help Hong Kong children to live their dreams Friday, 20 July 2018. 12/7/2018–taking-a-global-lead/

Villa, Kulid, “Role of Education in ending extreme poverty – Taking a global   11.11.2014. 12/7/2018