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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: the importance of teaching children good social skills

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... to be rude. I don't want him to develop bad habits. Children are extremely adaptable. Some will observe their environment and work out the best behaviour, and others will try different approaches ... to teach children how to make a positive impact from the very first meeting. Older children can respond to discussions about the effects of their behaviour and can work with parents to develop new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1566286/class-action-importance-teaching-children-good-social
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Kindergarten interviews can be as stressful for parents as for children

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:21am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... that the purpose of interviewing is to see whether children will thrive in their academic environment. Schools have different aspirations for their students. Some value creativity and look for energetic ... in an interview. Often, schools will give children a group activity as part of the assessment process and teachers will observe students to see if they understand and can follow instructions and work well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1554109/kindergarten-interviews-can-be-stressful-parents-children
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Learning to go forth and multiply

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:33am by Julie Mcguire

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com Learning to go forth and multiply I recently attended a Year Five parents' evening and was told that children should know their multiplication tables ... her knowledge. For example: six horses, how many legs? Nine dogs, how many ears? Vary the practises and make it fun. It is not just important for children to know tables, but also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1597999/learning-go-forth-and-multiply
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: dealing with disruptive children

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:59am by Julie Mcguire

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com In my daughter's class there are several pupils who are very disruptive. The teacher spends a great deal of time handling these children and it concerns me ... your daughter may be losing out. Just one or two badly behaved or disruptive children can make a big difference to the learning in any classroom. A productive and secure ethos and a calm, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1505090/class-action-dealing-disruptive-children
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: There's a lot for little ones to learn in the kitchen

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... down and push writing too much. Teachers need time to help children develop how they describe their world just by talking about it. They need to learn how to express their viewpoint orally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1109855/class-action-theres-lot-little-ones-learn-kitchen
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    How to overcome a teary start to the school year

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:31pm by KRIS GIENGER

    ... the home environment for school upsets many children, and parents. Often the first day of the year has staff busy consoling children and settling them into their classes, while handling anxious ... confident about participating in class. Talk to him about his friends. Who does he like to play with? Often children in Hong Kong do not live near their playmates from school so they may not get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1582967/how-overcome-teary-start-school-year
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: why texbooks are not an essential tool for teaching children

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:20am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... this is not specifically what your daughter is learning at school that week, which I suspect is what you mean. International schools apply an evaluation method that allows children to move along a continuum ... the local methods of teaching, in which all children follow the same textbook and have to pass the same test. That test is then a cut-off point, which may impact adversely on a child's future ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1439419/class-action-why-texbooks-are-not-essential-tool-teaching
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    How to choose the right kindergarten

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Julie Mcguire

    ... and building social skills. A good deal of educational research advocates learning through play in the early years. It suggests that children who learn in this way are essentially happier and more ... classes in action. As you go round ask yourself if it has an open and welcoming atmosphere. Are the children happy, and do they treat each other with respect? Are they actively engaged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1543648/how-choose-right-kindergarten
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: streaming maths classes at primary level has its advantages

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:43am by Julie Mcguire

    ... or otherwise. Whatever the system for grouping, it is imperative that children are being challenged at their level. There must be good reason for your son being placed in his current group. I am sure ... in informing you how you can help him more effectively at home. Discuss this with your son, but be careful not to put too much pressure on him. A common argument against streaming is that children feel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1528729/class-action-streaming-maths-classes-primary-level-has
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Limiting smartphone use for children

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 11:16am by Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart

    ... The advent of the smartphone is so recent that parents and educators are still trying to understand the implications for children. On the positive side, smartphones offer instant communication with family and friends and have become a key part of a child's social interactions. However, there is increasing concern about children developing dependencies on their electronic devices. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1221336/limiting-smartphone-use-children

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