Shirley Tan

Mindfulness Teacher

Research Interests: Social Emotional Learning and Literacy, Student Agency, Student Development, Teacher efficacy


In the education field for 39 years prior to retiring in October 2015. I was a member of the senior management team of a top girls’ school for 15 of the 39 years. As a teacher and head of department I was responsible for the disciplines of English Language, Literature and Philosophy. As a deputy principal I had oversight of academic matters of the school as well as strategic partnership. I have written and presented papers at various conferences in Singapore and overseas on philosophy for children, critical thinking, school reform. I have recently been certified as a .b Mindfulness in School curriculum trainer.