Anjali Hazari

Anjali Hazari

Anjali Hazari is a retired international-school biology educator who has taught for three decades in Hong Kong. She continues to tutor and write extensively on education policy and practice.

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Hong Kong’s ESF schools hit with more allegations of racism after student’s open letter published in June

Several parents have spoken out alleging racism at Hong Kong’s ESF schools following the publication of an open letter last month by a student at King George V School accusing teachers of various acts of discrimination.

4 Jul 2020 - 7:43PM

Several parents have spoken out alleging racism at Hong Kong’s ESF schools following the publication of an open letter last month by a student at King George V School accusing teachers of various acts of discrimination.

Hong Kong’s ESF schools hit with more allegations of racism after student’s open letter published in June
Opinion | Patriotism in Hong Kong schools should not come at the cost of critical thinking

Hong Kong’s recently implemented national anthem law and proposed national security law will heavily affect students, but we need to keep providing opportunities for them to develop thought and the right to express it.

27 Jun 2020 - 11:40AM

Hong Kong’s recently implemented national anthem law and proposed national security law will heavily affect students, but we need to keep providing opportunities for them to develop thought and the right to express it.

Patriotism in Hong Kong schools should not come at the cost of critical thinking
Opinion | Why global protests require schools, parents and policymakers to work out ways to discuss them in the classroom

Amid a global wave of protests, there is a need for schools, parents and policymakers to work out how best to incorporate non-violence and peaceful communication into classes on civic literacy.

15 Jun 2020 - 5:09AM

Amid a global wave of protests, there is a need for schools, parents and policymakers to work out how best to incorporate non-violence and peaceful communication into classes on civic literacy.

Why global protests require schools, parents and policymakers to work out ways to discuss them in the classroom
Opinion | The three issues at heart of the outrage over history exam question in Hong Kong about Japan and China

What is clear is that the source material presented to students taking the exam pointed in one direction, rather than being multifaceted.

23 May 2020 - 12:28PM

What is clear is that the source material presented to students taking the exam pointed in one direction, rather than being multifaceted.

The three issues at  heart of the outrage over history exam question in Hong Kong about Japan and China
Opinion | The coronavirus affects preteens less; does evolution play a role in protecting our youth?

Relatively few children and preteens have died from Covid-19, and history shows this age group seems to less at risk from infectious viruses. Scientists are looking at how evolution and hormones play a part.

4 May 2020 - 4:24PM

Relatively few children and preteens have died from Covid-19, and history shows this age group seems to less at risk from infectious viruses. Scientists are looking at how evolution and hormones play a part.

The coronavirus affects preteens less; does evolution play a role in protecting our youth?
Opinion | Why top students will lose out if exams are cancelled by coronavirus

‘Norm-referencing’, a system likely to be used in the event of a sudden surge of Covid-19 cases cancelling Hong Kong exams, could dampen top performers’ achievements and also negatively affect students at new schools.

23 Apr 2020 - 4:40PM

‘Norm-referencing’, a system likely to be used in the event of a sudden surge of Covid-19 cases cancelling Hong Kong exams, could dampen top performers’ achievements and also negatively affect students at new schools.

Why top students will lose out if exams are cancelled by coronavirus
Opinion | With school exams postponed or cancelled over coronavirus pandemic, students worry about their university prospects

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of school exams worldwide. Students and parents worry about how this will affect preparations for university. Will 2020 results carry less weight because there were no exams?

6 Apr 2020 - 6:45PM

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of school exams worldwide. Students and parents worry about how this will affect preparations for university. Will 2020 results carry less weight because there were no exams?

With school exams postponed or cancelled over coronavirus pandemic, students worry about their university prospects
Coronavirus: online lessons benefit student with learning difficulties – spared the scrutiny of classmates, he flourishes

Moving lessons online allows Hong Kong teen to make remarkable progress in science and maths. Teaching online lets such students hide their learning disabilities from classmates, an educator explains.

21 Mar 2020 - 3:40PM

Moving lessons online allows Hong Kong teen to make remarkable progress in science and maths. Teaching online lets such students hide their learning disabilities from classmates, an educator explains.

Coronavirus: online lessons benefit student with learning difficulties – spared the scrutiny of classmates, he flourishes
Opinion | How to ace the upcoming IGCSE and IB exams: the revision and exam-day strategies students need

Know your jargon, have quotes and examples at the ready, and answer practice papers over and over when you revise, teachers say. Above all, they say, students must make sure they understand what’s being asked and how to respond.

7 Mar 2020 - 12:29PM

Know your jargon, have quotes and examples at the ready, and answer practice papers over and over when you revise, teachers say. Above all, they say, students must make sure they understand what’s being asked and how to respond.

How to ace the upcoming IGCSE and IB exams: the revision and exam-day strategies students need
Opinion | How parents and teachers’ actions and attitudes towards protests affect children

Whatever side of the Hong Kong anti-government protests we support, our opinions and actions will affect our children. We should enable them to voice their opinions and campaign for what they believe in, but we shouldn’t condone violence.

22 Feb 2020 - 1:00PM

Whatever side of the Hong Kong anti-government protests we support, our opinions and actions will affect our children. We should enable them to voice their opinions and campaign for what they believe in, but we shouldn’t condone violence.

How parents and teachers’ actions and attitudes towards protests affect children
Opinion | Schools closed over coronavirus use e-learning, video conferencing to continue lessons and counsel students

With Hong Kong teachers and students forced to work at home with schools closed amid virus outbreak, international schools have adopted a range of online tools to provide lessons and touch base with students.

10 Feb 2020 - 10:31AM

With Hong Kong teachers and students forced to work at home with schools closed amid virus outbreak, international schools have adopted a range of online tools to provide lessons and touch base with students.

Schools closed over coronavirus use e-learning, video conferencing to continue lessons and counsel students
Allow debate on independence in Hong Kong schools – as long as the goal is to foster understanding
From Dumbledore to Yoda, what makes a good teacher

According to a Times Education Supplement survey of 1,200 educators, two characters from the Harry Potter series grabbed prominent places in education's 50 favourite fictional teachers.

7 Sep 2015 - 3:26PM

According to a Times Education Supplement survey of 1,200 educators, two characters from the Harry Potter series grabbed prominent places in education's 50 favourite fictional teachers.

From Dumbledore to Yoda, what makes a good teacher
Hong Kong schools and parents need to emphasise life skills teaching
Canadian International School row highlights the role parents can play in school governance
How should teacher performance for the academic year be judged?
Why bragging about exam expectations is a good thing

We are taught from an early age that boasting is not considered a desirable trait. But research shows people feel pleasure talking about themselves. So I have a message to the well-prepared student who leaves the exam hall and says, self-deprecatingly: "I got lucky." There is no harm in saying sincerely, "I think my hard work paid off. I believe I did well."

19 May 2015 - 8:21PM

We are taught from an early age that boasting is not considered a desirable trait. But research shows people feel pleasure talking about themselves. So I have a message to the well-prepared student who leaves the exam hall and says, self-deprecatingly: "I got lucky." There is no harm in saying sincerely, "I think my hard work paid off. I believe I did well."

Why bragging about exam expectations is a good thing
Communicating through social media poses fresh challenges for schools

Education depends on effective communication, and inadequacies in communication are unfortunately not comical, for all that they may make books such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland compelling reading.

 

17 Mar 2015 - 9:45PM

Education depends on effective communication, and inadequacies in communication are unfortunately not comical, for all that they may make books such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland compelling reading.

 

Communicating through social media poses fresh challenges for schools
Positive psychology benefits students
New school year resolutions
Learning Curve: student surveys can help in assessing a teacher's skills
Learning Curve: adaptability and problem solving are the keys to career questions
Learning Curve: coursework the best way to determine top science students
Learning curve: HK policy on foreign doctors needs urgent treatment
An IB education stresses human values, but not an ideology
Learning Curve: international schools need to rethink debenture policies
A new app aims to help parents teach children the value of money
Learning Curve: How to succeed at admissions interviews
Learning Curve: student perceptions have a huge impact on understanding
Learning curve: How children formulate their own world views