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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning curve: summer school

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com For some, summer schools are a matter of course The autumn term sees teachers writing letters for seniors going to college and those leaving for boarding schools. These days, the number of letters of recommendations I write for students applying to prestigious summer schools also seems to be on the increase. Attending university-run courses during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1131034/learning-curve-summer-school
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Why school graders stay away from the bell curve

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com Why school graders stay away from the bell Someone recently asked me an interesting question- do schools grade on the bell curve? When I replied ... The problem with the grading curve in schools is that if there are only 22 students it will not represent a range of abilities and one group of students could cluster at either end of the curve. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1094639/why-school-graders-stay-away-bell-curve
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: Father's passion for diving brings sons closer

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... which will resonate with educators and school counsellors – “the child will not only feel proud because he believes that he has contributed to the discussion, but his confidence also grows.” Lit ... in the Aquatic Life Conservation Fund, which he founded to educate the public about the need to protect marine life. Seeing Hong Kong’s beautiful underwater landscape deteriorate over the years, and its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1276134/learning-curve-fathers-passion-diving-brings-sons-closer
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: Choosing school subjects

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali A. Hazari familypost@scmp.com When choosing school subjects, play to your strengths A few years ago, one of my students asked to switch from taking biology to chemistry for his International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination. The school would normally have no problem with this, but his request came after students had completed one year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1042300/learning-curve-choosing-school-subjects
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Starting and surviving secondary school

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com How to navigate secondary school's deeper waters Secondary school is undoubtedly a challenge, so Form One students are both excited and nervous when they start the new school year. While teachers like me can offer a few tips, there are a couple of popular books that parents and students might find useful. In Surviving High School: Making the Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1036781/starting-and-surviving-secondary-school
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Handling stress: a biological view

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Normal University in Taipei, compared scores on the National Basic Competency Test of 779 young teenagers from four schools with each student's COMT genetic make-up. Students with two copies ... IB and IGCSE biology at the French International School ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1297190/handling-stress-biological-view
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Stigma of epilepsy makes sufferers hide condition

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... international Tom Smith, who speaks openly about his condition to raise public awareness. "I want other sufferers to know that epilepsy doesn't have to be a barrier to achievement," he ... to negative public attitudes toward people with epilepsy, leading some patients to avoid disclosing information during the survey. They often prefer to keep their condition hidden because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1109856/stigma-epilepsy-makes-sufferers-hide-condition
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: the tyranny of predicted grades

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... predicted than male applicants. And teaching to a higher socio-economic group at an independent school has apparently made my predictions more accurate. As an educator, it is much easier to predict a seven for IB and an A* for IGCSE based on school assessments when students marks exceed the mark boundary for those grades. But a five can easily change into a four or a six after moderation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1234655/learning-curve-tyranny-predicted-grades
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Theory of knowledge improves critical thinking

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... at the French International School (FIS). But her classmate Sybil Yeung was apprehensive, as she wasn't sure what the subject would entail. "I also did not understand the need for the subject. ... it on top of all the other work we have to do for IB." Anjali Hazari teaches IB and IGCSE biology at the French International School ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1245173/theory-knowledge-improves-critical-thinking
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning curve: parent-teacher conferences

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Most schools have a second parent-teacher conference in the spring term to monitor students’ academic and personal work and facilitate improvement. The questions: What progress ... It is important parents prepare for them because their involvement is critical to success for both students and schools. For example, one parent alerted me to her daughter’s wish to change lab partner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1197216/learning-curve-parent-teacher-conferences

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