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Learning at home during the Hong Kong protests (podcast)

This episode aims to give parents some practical tips on managing learning at home and assigned homework during school closures.

In this episode of Schools in Hong Kong, we’re skipping school again. It’s not by choice this time.  For many students and parents, Tuesday 19 November 2019 marked a week of school closures in our city due to the Hong Kong protests.

We’re all hoping for a peaceful resolution and to be back at school tomorrow but if we aren’t, it’s time to get serious about home learning.

So, we turned to an expert for some practical tips about managing school work at home in this very unique situation. Jerome shared his guidance on:

  • How to prepare and manage content sent from school
  • The physical set up of home learning
  • Managing technology
  • Timings – how long should students of various ages study for?
  • Trouble shooting and problem solving

The expert voice on this episode is Jerome Barty-Taylor, a name you probably recognise if you read Expat Living. Jerome and his team at Barty Education and Development work with all sorts of students across Hong Kong to support their learning goals. The last time we caught up with him was with his student Cloe Cheung who gave us some tips on what it takes to achieve a perfect 45 in the IB.

For more expert guidance on education and living in Hong Kong, visit https://expatliving.hk/

*Expat Living acknowledges the teaching community in Hong Kong who have been amazing this past week. They’re helping parents and students maintain momentum by setting up virtual classrooms, sending daily learning content, and consistently communicating with students and parents. It’s a huge job in uncertain times and ever-changing information – so thank you on behalf of the city’s parents and our kids. We hope to see you back at school soon!

If you are interested to learn more about Jerome, reach out to him via enquiries@bartyed.com or view this website bartyed.com

About this podcast

Welcome to Schools in Hong Kong, Expat Living’s podcast that introduces expat parents to our city’s international schools. If you are moving to Hong Kong, or living here and starting to look at school options, this is the podcast for you! You can start at the very beginning with our Hong Kong Schools 101 episode.

Our editor has spent years visiting schools and meeting with Principals. She knows there are some fantastic education options available to us in Hong Kong. But, as parents, we know the school choices here can be overwhelming. This is why we put together this podcast, to help parents better understand their options.

Scroll through our feed and you can listen to a range of episodes. We will introduce you to the city’s experts who can help you learn more about schools in Hong Kong. The series covers different curriculum choices, popular international schools, the realities and advantages of learning Chinese, what the local system is like, and a whole lot more.

If you have a question or some feedback to share, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with our team by emailing us at editor@expatliving.hk

Listen to Episode 2: The British Curriculum in Hong Kong

Learn more about education options in Hong Kong and moving to Hong Kong in our living in Hong Kong section:

12 Fun things to do with kids in Hong Kong
Best Sunday Brunches in Hong Kong
26 ways to enjoy Hong Kong’s waters