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  1. Bad weather stops play

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... is the forecast for tomorrow? 9 What happened when Helen's friends booked sailing lessons last month? a. they really enjoyed the experience b. the lessons were cancelled because the teacher was ill ...

  2. The state of the arts

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and a bad teacher A good teacher- Is a friend Has a good relationship with the students Teaches you something more than just playing the piece (eg. background, history, why this, why that) A bad teacher- Is intimidating Teaches nothing except playing the piece Forces student into his/her way without explanation Gives you the feeling that they hate you 3 What you learn from doing art ...

  3. Teacher suicides expose need to ease pressure on educators

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is disheartening to see another case of teacher suicide last month. More dishearteningly, there have been at least six similar incidents since 2008. Something should be done to counter this trend before more lives are needlessly lost. What made them end their lives? Stress is undeniably the main culprit. Firstly, teachers are saddled with the responsibility to lift their students ...

  4. Teachers plan passive protest

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung It was good enough for Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela- so why not Hong Kong's stressed-out teachers? Educators in the Professional Teachers ... of American civil rights icon Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela's anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The teachers want the government to refrain from introducing education reforms ...

  5. Voice problems plague 40pc of primary teachers

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan More than 40 per cent of the city's primary school teachers suffer from voice problems, according to a Chinese University survey. This meant about 9,400 of the city's 22,200 teachers were suffering in their social interaction, communication and quality of life because of hoarse and tired voices. The university's department which studies ear, nose, throat, ...

  6. Teachers' Day has become a time for cynicism

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li When it was introduced 26 years ago, Teachers' Day- which falls on September 10- was meant to be a day of thanksgiving and gratitude for teachers. But it has increasingly become a day of dilemmas for pupils, parents and teachers. Instead of a simple greeting or a card, teachers at mainland schools, particularly primary schools, are often heaped with presents ...

  7. Popular choice

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Professor Danny Leung, director of the MA programme in English (applied English linguistics). The master of arts in language studies at Baptist University is aimed at language learners, teachers, executives and professionals. 'A great majority of participants are either language teachers or students. Most teachers continue their contribution to language teaching and some graduates pursue ...

  8. Early retirement deal likely for teachers

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Martin Wong

    ... Elaine Yau and Martin Wong A new round of early retirement packages may be introduced to encourage secondary school teachers to leave in the face of falling rolls and a call ... of a school or teachers. The responsibility should not be shouldered just by some schools,' he said, as he fielded calls from angry parents. Many wanted to know why pupils who could not get ...

  9. What's the best way to keep students awake in class?

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Balwinder Singh, 15, Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo) To prevent students from falling asleep in class, the teacher should do something that can really grab the students' attention. For example, the teacher can use eye-catching props to get the students to pay attention. Or the teacher could engage in interactive teaching, so he or she would not be the only one talking. ...

  10. Teachers protest against lay-offs as shrinking classes cut ranks

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau About 40 primary teachers took to the streets yesterday in protest against what they say is unfair treatment that led to their redundancies. The protest organiser, the Professional Teachers' Union, said 94 teachers from government and aided primary schools had yet to find teaching jobs after being laid off because of shrinking roll numbers. 'It's ...




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