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May 2, 2018

Old Boy (name still used for alumni of British independent schools) of a well-known school at which I was teaching, recounting that when he left s...

April 24, 2018

There is no doubt that independent schools offer excellent tuition, coaching and facilities. This is particularly the case in full boarding school...

April 17, 2018

The GCSE exams taken by British pupils at age 16 have been reformed by HM Government; this first major overhaul of the exams since their introduct...

April 10, 2018

Homesickness among students at boarding schools is not a new phenomenon. Charles Dickens famously chronicled the plight of homesick children in hi...

April 3, 2018

A family's recent visit to my office reminded me that not all Hong Kong families are looking for boarding schools for their children. 

Often they a...

March 27, 2018

When I was teaching I had two massive objections to the idea of students being tutored. 

First of all, there was nothing worse than trying to teach...

March 13, 2018

Working in the world of education means that you're constantly surrounded by buzz words and ideas - and not just from the mouths of pupils, bu...

March 6, 2018

Three of the most common things local families ask me about (when considering UK schools for their children) are bullying, school food and homesic...

February 27, 2018

【赴英升學考Ukiset】陶傑評考試設計:不是刁難學生 真正考獨立思維 香港小三BCA是否復考要三月才有定案──當中題型設計過份刁鑽,不是考學童基本能力;然而,全球教育體系下,真的有種公開試題型會令學生覺得有趣,不用操練而測試出不同程度的能力?

February 27, 2018

著名教育家Ken Robinsons說過,完成了一件工作,並不代表履行了一件工作。一個老師在某個課室內正在教書,但如果那個課室內的學生,根本沒有一個學到任何東西,這位老師也只是「完成」了教育的工作,而並沒有「履行」到這項職責。這便是finish和fulfill的分別。

我在一年前遇到一位學生和...

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