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Lessons for Hong Kong schools in Chinese Nobel winner Tu Youyou's grit

Malaria researcher's achievement calls to mind the theory that we have multiple intelligences which we must harness, as well as showing determination, to succeed. 

8 Oct 2015 - 4:11PM
Lessons for Hong Kong schools in Chinese Nobel winner Tu Youyou's grit

Malaria researcher's achievement calls to mind the theory that we have multiple intelligences which we must harness, as well as showing determination, to succeed. 

What school leaders need to do to make things happen

Leaders are there to provide direction. But Robert Greenleaf theorises that the leaders should become servants to the led if they want their ideas implemented.

13 Sep 2015 - 11:47PM
What school leaders need to do to make things happen

Leaders are there to provide direction. But Robert Greenleaf theorises that the leaders should become servants to the led if they want their ideas implemented.

It's tough at the top, but schools can't put good PR over a child's life

Pressure to survive amid competition for pupils can never be an excuse for not giving students' well-being top priority, former principal argues in wake of a Hong Kong coroner's criticism of a school's handling of pupil's deadly fall.

17 Aug 2015 - 3:42PM
It's tough at the top, but schools can't put good PR over a child's life

Pressure to survive amid competition for pupils can never be an excuse for not giving students' well-being top priority, former principal argues in wake of a Hong Kong coroner's criticism of a school's handling of pupil's deadly fall.

Why Hong Kong school principals need high EQ to cope with change

Change is stressful for teachers and pupils, who need a principal's wisdom and guidance to get through it. To avoid becoming stressed themselves, principals need to show emotional strength and flexibility. Meditation may help.

 

20 Jul 2015 - 6:10AM
Why Hong Kong school principals need high EQ to cope with change

Change is stressful for teachers and pupils, who need a principal's wisdom and guidance to get through it. To avoid becoming stressed themselves, principals need to show emotional strength and flexibility. Meditation may help.

 

Why good leadership is so important in Hong Kong schools

Principals need to understand how teachers teach and students study, and create an environment that fosters and rewards learning.

22 Jun 2015 - 6:13AM
Why good leadership is so important in Hong Kong schools

Principals need to understand how teachers teach and students study, and create an environment that fosters and rewards learning.

Forget Little Big Master: Hong Kong headteachers can't save schools alone

Recently, I saw a local film called Little Big Master, which is about a school headmistress who goes to a remote area out of love for kids to revive a dying kindergarten. Although the film is not meant to be a blockbuster, many viewers have been touched by it, including some top government officials. I think people are touched by the generous and resilient spirit displayed by the headmistress - a real-life heroine in Hong Kong. The film portrays her as having a genuine love of children and an undaunted determination to save the school. The suggestion is that if you can find the right head, all school problems will be resolved.

25 May 2015 - 6:06AM
Forget Little Big Master: Hong Kong headteachers can't save schools alone

Recently, I saw a local film called Little Big Master, which is about a school headmistress who goes to a remote area out of love for kids to revive a dying kindergarten. Although the film is not meant to be a blockbuster, many viewers have been touched by it, including some top government officials. I think people are touched by the generous and resilient spirit displayed by the headmistress - a real-life heroine in Hong Kong. The film portrays her as having a genuine love of children and an undaunted determination to save the school. The suggestion is that if you can find the right head, all school problems will be resolved.

Opinion: Hong Kong's Education Bureau made right move in suspending school-based assessment
Hong Kong's teacher professional training programme needs fine-tuning

Recently, there has been talk about the training and preparation Hong Kong teachers need to be competent at their job, which has grown much more sophisticated each year. Teachers primarily need good knowledge and skills in teaching, learning and assessment. While they are expected to teach their subjects well, they are also expected to provide good pastoral care for students with regard to their diverse learning and developmental needs.

30 Mar 2015 - 6:11AM
Hong Kong's teacher professional training programme needs fine-tuning

Recently, there has been talk about the training and preparation Hong Kong teachers need to be competent at their job, which has grown much more sophisticated each year. Teachers primarily need good knowledge and skills in teaching, learning and assessment. While they are expected to teach their subjects well, they are also expected to provide good pastoral care for students with regard to their diverse learning and developmental needs.

Special needs students: more support needed in Hong Kong schools

Inclusive education is only one piece of the social inclusion puzzle. The government should have a wholesome and long-term view of how to integrate special educational needs students into society .

23 Feb 2015 - 6:15AM
Special needs students: more support needed in Hong Kong schools

Inclusive education is only one piece of the social inclusion puzzle. The government should have a wholesome and long-term view of how to integrate special educational needs students into society .

External School Review system must be changed to encourage improvement
Why we need more liberal studies in Hong Kong schools, not less
In today's world, vocational education should be valued
School councils can help students learn to become our future leaders
EOC move to redefine marital status is too drastic a change
Teacher development policies need to be more ambitious
Insight: IT a means to an educational end
Don't lose sight of the goal when it comes to education reform
Insight: school-based management brings opportunity and risk
Insight: action needed to groom new generation of school principals
How to make Hong Kong schools a hub for better health
Insight: Fresh strategies needed to handle classroom diversity

Catering for student diversity in the classroom is an increasingly important issue for teachers and principals these days. Class sizes in Hong Kong have historically been big, which presents obstacles when trying to give students more individualised teaching and attention.

31 Mar 2014 - 11:38AM
Insight: Fresh strategies needed to handle classroom diversity

Catering for student diversity in the classroom is an increasingly important issue for teachers and principals these days. Class sizes in Hong Kong have historically been big, which presents obstacles when trying to give students more individualised teaching and attention.

Insight: university doesn't have to be the ultimate goal for students
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