我寫了兩個留言，I am going to copy and paste them here, for the record. And I have also added some new content at the end.
“出貓”是件要很費精神處理的事。Without all the facts, I can only speculate. But I somehow feel that If this case was handled better, it could have been a good “teachable moment” for the class. From the looks of it now, the handling of this case is like the same old method I saw in the 1980s. Sometimes, the most efficient and “easy” way for the teacher and the 訓導主任 may not be the best for the students.
Of course, using the same old method that has been used for decades will never get any educators in trouble.
For someone who has never seen these students and don’t have to worry about job evaluation, it is easy for me to think there can be a better solution.
Please accept my apologies in advance for the above in case it offends anyone.”
“OK, I know I may be dreaming to expect teaching colleges in HK (or school principals) to learn something from Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone (spotlight by President Obama recently). But then in an age where information flows freely around the world, the status quo/inability to see better ways to do things remain an option that I don’t like.
Yes, many leading ideas they have can’t be implemented immediately but some ideas can still be learned and tried.
The Harlem Children’s Zone
December 6, 2009 4:52 PM
Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone has helped put historically low-achieving students in New York on academic par with their grammar-school peers. CNN’s Anderson Cooper reports.
P.S. I hope CBS doesn’t geo-block the video. Many info about “Harlem Children’s Zone” can be searched and found on YouTube. Good luck for you and your students.”
Update: Lets remember, some kids in Harlem Children’s Zone have been shot at! And some actually died from these unfortunate shootings! The problems with HK students are big and challenging but, as far as I know, no HK students have died from shootings recently. Here are the two parts YouTube video.