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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Show children how to organise themselves

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:27am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... it at school? Model the behaviour you want to see, show your helper how you want her to teach him, create lists that he can use, and praise him for the things he remembers to pack. This type of support ... is important, and why he needs to make it a part of his own thinking. Kris Gienger teaches at an international school in Hong Kong ...

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    Teaching of basic literacy skills is being eroded in our schools

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 11:50pm by Julie Mcguire

    ... fashioned to expect grammar, spelling and punctuation to be taught properly. This is a vital part of primary education, laying the foundation for secondary school and beyond. Julie McGuire teaches ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com Teaching of literacy skills being eroded I find the lack of literacy skills among young people today quite disturbing. My son, who is soon going to high school ...

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    How to overcome a teary start to the school year

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

    ... Kris Gienger life@scmp.com When the tears start to flow, keep calm and be patient My son cries at the beginning of the year. This is his third year in primary school and he still cries ... 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 ...

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    Learning to go forth and multiply

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

    ... and determined even when she's finding it difficult. Julie McGuire teaches at a local primary school ...

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    Class Action: the importance of teaching children good social skills

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

    ... it with them. As he gets slightly older, collectable cards or figures might be a way of creating a shared topic. One area that children always have in common is school, and asking another child about their school is often a way of developing common ground. Some children like to memorise jokes or puzzles. I remember one student whose opening gambit was always "What would you do if you had ...

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    How to choose the right kindergarten

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

    ... successful, and that they are more likely to develop the skills they need. Second, you need to decide whether you want an English, Chinese, or bilingual education. Find out how many hours of English ... and education. And just a tip; get your son's name down early. Julie McGuire teaches at a local primary school ...

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    Kindergarten interviews can be as stressful for parents as for children

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

    ... Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart life@scmp.com When pre-schoolers must face interviews Unbelievably, my four-year-old son is about to have a school interview. And I have no idea how to prepare him ... can cause an inordinate amount of stress to parents, and it is vital that your concerns are not transmitted to your son. When I speak to schools and kindergartens, they explain ...

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    Class Action: there's no shortcut to success in literature exams

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... and play. If possible, get hold of recordings of the poetry- YouTube can be useful, as can the Poetry Foundation poetryfoundation.org It will be daunting for your son to jump into an unknown text ... of his life until the exams and he should listen to it as much as possible, even on his commute to school. At the end of this process, he should be able to walk into the exam room and answer ...

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    Ways to catch up on learning English

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by SAMUEL PARTRIDGE

    ... learner is to create opportunities for them to use English outside school. This can be achieved at home or through various outside options. The child can take classes at an academy, or parents can create an English-speaking environment at home. Just as useful are activities where English is spoken. Let the school focus on grammar rules and all the boring stuff; it's easier for you ...

  10. 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

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com Streaming at primary level has advantages My son's primary school has recently started to stream for maths. He has always had good maths reports, and he ... about streaming students by ability in different areas of the primary curriculum. Some schools stream for specific lessons where they deem it advantageous for the pupils' learning, ...




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