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  1. 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. ... The teacher could even get the students to lead the class or to play some games to keep them engaged. As a student, we long for a funny teacher to give us some interesting lessons that could make us ...

  2. Non-Chinese-speakers seen to lack motivation in class

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of three academics behind the study. 'In our classroom observations we saw that they find it very hard to control the class and the students don't concentrate on their learning.' ... needs of non-Chinese-speaking students. Consultation on a first draft of the guide concluded last month and the final version is due to be released by the middle of the year. Dr Tsung said ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong tops the class in confused policymaking

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says the millions to be spent on overseas education for the few won't meet our need for a cohort of good pre-school teachers, as officials seem to think, or foster depth in talent Bottom of the policy class In Hong Kong's more recent history, there is no better illustration of bureaucratic myopia and confusion of policy objectives than ...

  4. No stopping 'national' classes

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Martin Cheung martin.cheung@scmp.com The education chief yesterday dismissed calls for the introduction of national education classes in schools to be delayed, despite concern from community groups and anger over government-funded teaching materials said to be heavily biased. Secretary for Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim told a radio phone-in programme that 'public discussion ...

  5. In a class of their own

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attention. They might suffer from dyslexia or have a tendency to disrupt classes,' says Ma, a 13-year veteran at the college. Although it takes a lot of extra time and effort to engage ... was in Form One and immediately realised he would be a tough nut to crack. 'He used to be suspended from class all the time when in primary school. Every time he raised the roof during lessons, ...

  6. Teachers' use of playtime in class being rewarded

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com When Helen Ng was at primary school in Hong Kong in the early 1990s, she remembers spending a lot of time sitting in rows, quietly listening to the teacher, and completing worksheets. 'When my family moved to Canada a ...

  7. The class is always greener

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fees are kept at an affordable HK$4,000 a month, with expenses offset by income the operators generate from activities such as running eco-tours and classes on healthy eating. The idealistic ... and not accepted. It works- and no penalty is needed,' Rosemary says. When discussions failed to move a resistant pupil, teachers solved the problem by making him class captain. Some might regard ...

  8. Teachers seek to scrap moral, national classes

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo The city's biggest teachers' union has called on the government to scrap its plan to introduce mandatory morality and national education classes. A survey of more than 2,000 union members of the pro-democracy Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union- which claims a membership of 80,000, or 90 per cent, of all the city's teaching professionals- ...

  9. letters

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

    ... to misbehave. Parents and teachers should try and teach them good behaviour while it is not too late. Janet Ching Hoi-man, Pooi To Middle School Smaller classes are worth considering Small-class teaching has become an issue for hot debate. About 1000 students, parents and teachers called for small-class teaching in Central recently. The Education Bureau supports reducing the number ...

  10. An educational chance goes begging

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Their dispute with the government is not new, but the teachers are turning up the heat a notch with a mass campaign to cut class sizes rather than schools. Anything that impacts on the education of our ... numbers begin rising again in five or six years. Small-class teaching would emerge by default at schools with falling enrolments, particularly in the worst-hit districts of Tuen Mun, Tai Po ...




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