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Share A Tale Of Language Learning
2015-9-13 08:36
I want to share a story that recently a friend in the USA shared with me about her son's language learning experience. I don't know how common the events and experience expressed in this story, are repeated. However, the outcome of his educational experience is not at all surprising. Where it has led him to, has been amazing. Here's the story. Lisa is a friend of mine from Dallas, Texas. She and I met and connected about 10 years ago. Her son, Tommy, was a very excellent student and atten ...
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Share 95% Of Chinese Are Great - 5% Are Crazy
2015-9-9 18:36
Im a foreign English teacher in Henan. I know all of the jokes about the people of Henan. Ive heard dozens of times about, "There are Chinese people and there are Henan people." Even heard Jack Ma say it. Honestly, I dont know. Ive only lived in Henan since I came to China 4 years ago. In fact, Ive never lived more than 2 kilometers from my original apartment where I first lived here. My first encounter involving any kind of conflict was a guy who pulled in front of my e-bike. ...
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Share Chinese School - The Bohunt Experiment - Conclusion
2015-8-21 04:53
As I expected, the students in the Chinese school of the Bohunt experiment, came out on top. Of course, the video wouldn't be available in China if it didn't prove to show the Chinese school superior to their British counterparts. In the final episodes, the 'acting', as I talked about in my first blog, was even far more obvious than in the first episode. It showed to be most apparent in the girl who cried and had to be comforted over the break up of the British pop singing group. The 'acting' ...
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Share Chinese School - The Bohunt Experiment (Part 1)
2015-8-7 10:14
Recently, you may have viewed part one of a BBC documentary series about an experiment that was conducted at the Bohunt School. Bohunt is located in the large village of Liphook in East Hampshire district of Hampshire, in the south of England. Five native Chinese teachers accepted the task of teaching these British students using a Chinese format of structured schedules and teaching styles in their classrooms. Four female teachers and one male teacher taught the 50 British ninth g ...
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Share TOEFL Scores Not Accepted For New Students in the U.K.
2015-6-30 05:15
Educational Testing Services, based in Lawrence Township, New Jersey, USA, administers many standardized educational/evaluation exams throughout the world. On behalf of the College Board, a non-profit organization comprised of colleges and universities as members, ETS administers the widely known and popular SAT. ETS also administers the TOEFL and TOEIC exams which are English proficiency exams used by governments, employers and educational institutions. After an extensive investigation by th ...
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Share Educating Your Child - Introduction
2015-6-22 13:14
Educating Your Child - Introduction If you are beginning the journey for your child's education or if your child has already begun, there are some very important things that you should know in order to make the journey successful and finally arrive at the destination that you desire. First, understand the fact that the the most important person in your child's education is you. Not the teacher. Not the training center. Not even the school that you enroll them in. The most important ...
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Share Educating Your Child - Part 1
2015-6-20 08:26
When Should Guided Learning Begin For A Child? I've been blessed with a lot of energy in my body and mind. I'm 56 years old. I had my own school in the USA for 15 years. I took the school when it was losing money and about to cease operations. Through some proper business decisions and with the help of a few school board members, I was able to affect a turnaround and get it back on track and profitable. I've been a student of education for many years. Since coming to China, I've often tau ...
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Share Proud Of Students
2015-6-18 16:57
We just finished the last exam today at the No. 19 School where I teach oral English, AP U.S. History and AP U.S. Geography. I've graded all the exams and have some mixed emotions about how some of my students did. Here's some of their results. Sanny, my 15 year old, grade 2 high school genius, made 100% on everything. Not a surprise. Always proud of him. He would be very disappointed with himself if he didn't get 100%. Linda, my 17 year old, grade 2 high school student is nearly always a ...
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Share Bigger Isn't Always Better
2015-6-17 09:34
I came to China from my home in Texas. Texas is the largest state on the U.S. mainland. Second only in size to Alaska, the largest of the U.S. states. Texas is known for boasting that 'everything is bigger' there. Well, I'm a pretty big guy. I recently got my medical exam. They said I stand 191 cm tall. Not just tall either. BIG! (I won't say my weight. hehe) Someone suggested to me recently that with all of the public exposure I've received, I should have a lot more private students in my En ...
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Share Excellence In Education: Parent Training
2015-6-16 04:30
Having the one child policy in China, parents get one chance at raising a child and learning what to do and not to do with that child. Fortunately, most of them have had a great model in raising children which they learned from their own parents. So, it is not like that have no instruction in child rearing. Today, though, I think it is a bit different because there are different challenges facing parents that were not present a generation ago. One of the biggest challenges that most fac ...
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MichaelM

Michael is the author of the transformational book, Powerful Attitudes. He is a professional educator, an educational consultant, an author. He lives in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He enjoys playing guitar and writing poetry. He loves China.

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