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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: relieve anxiety the Hindu way

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari Exam stress and anxiety regarding results are part and parcel of being a student. While anxiety can be a driving force, it is more often an incapacitating factor in exam preparation. In my experience, a student's anxiousness stems from the seemingly insurmountable list of things that need to be done during exam preparation and doubts about being unable to complete ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1186401/learning-curve-relieve-anxiety-hindu-way
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Clear thinking leads students to the top of the form

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com Empathy and interest pay dividends The bell rings, and while my final-year International Baccalaureate students gather their belongings, I count the lab reports they have submitted. As I identify students who have not handed in their write-ups, I see Oliver Topping approaching my desk. Oliver has consistently met deadlines, and has always been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1150943/clear-thinking-leads-students-top-form
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Financial studies teach students the value of money

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com Investing in students' financial education can reap rewards When he was in Form Three, Samuel Weil, one of my outstanding IB biology students ... in wealth management. But his advice raises pertinent questions. How important is financial literacy and when do we start teaching students to manage their own money? Do societal notions of wealth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1119816/financial-studies-teach-students-value-money
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Why many students have trouble grasping abstract science concepts

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com Why many students have trouble grasping abstract science concepts My doctoral studies grew out of my frustrations as a science teacher. In 2002, I was required to teach Grade 6 students both mathematics and science at the Hong Kong International School. Of the large number of English as a Second Language (ESL) students from local schools, I found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1099942/why-many-students-have-trouble-grasping-abstract-science
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Handling stress: a biological view

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

    ... students did well or not, there's a benefit. Their results will provide admission tutors evidence of their academic ability that should support the grades they present to colleges for admission. Students who didn't fare as well can view the exams as practice for the IB or A-levels, whose results will count towards college admission. The people who perform best in normal ...

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

    Theory of knowledge improves critical thinking

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

    ... As with most mandatory subjects, I felt like I was being forced to take it," she adds. When I asked TOK teacher Phillipe Raoul from FIS how students perceive and feel about this subject, he admitted it was a difficult question to answer, despite having taught it for 12 years and having a background in the epistemology of history. "It is difficult to judge change in student ...

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

    Learning Curve: the tyranny of predicted grades

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

    ... Anjali Hazari anjali.hazari@scmp.com Predicted grades are an unfair basis for university admission As students sit their exams for the International Baccalaureate (IB) and International ... affected my students’ admissions to universities? Researchers Nick Everett and Joanna Papageorgiou, from Britain, investigated the accuracy of predicted GCE A-level grades as part ...

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

    The science of knowledge helps parents teach children

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com There's science behind the way students process knowledge It has been a privilege to facilitate the learning of exceptional young people in my teaching career. I have taught students who have achieved perfect scores for AP (advance placement) and International Baccalaureate, as well as national rankings in their IGCSE biology exams. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1089145/science-knowledge-helps-parents-teach-children
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: the wonder of maths

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... or five days? Such puzzles don't faze students who took part in the South East Asian Mathematics Competition (Semac) in Bangkok last weekend. The Hong Kong contestants included a contingent of six students from the French International School- Edwina Gautier, Michelle Kempis, Helena Kwon, Sally Nakai, Jean Baptiste Rioual and Linda Woodrow- led by maths teacher Swati Ray. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1166661/learning-curve-wonder-maths
  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 is the student making on goals set at the start of the year? What more can be done to ensure he or she will complete the year successfully? As an educator and parent, I have been on both sides ...

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

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