Issue 7: To mark, or not to mark

By Helen CHOW (EDE Year 4, 2009-2010) Marking students’ writing is one of the most head-scratching duties of teachers. As a student- teacher, I have also encountered this unavoidable experience. When I first carried out my teaching practice in a primary school, I discovered that marking is not simply pointing out students’ errors but understanding students’ …

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Issue 7: Sharing on Atonement

By Angel YIP (EDE Year 1, 2009-2010) This is the atonement of Briony Thallis, atonement since she was 13. Atonement is too heavy for a thirteen-year-old girl, but the mistake she has made and the consequences of her fault are far too heavy. She lies about witnessing Robbie, the lover of her sister Cecilia, raping Lola. …

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