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Share 'Adversity Factor' Added For College Entrance Exam
2019-5-20 14:36
There are two entrance exams available to students who are seeking admission into American colleges. There is the SAT and the ACT. For international students, in addition, most will need to take either the TOEFL exam or the IELTS exam to assess English proficiency. Last year, about 2.1 million students took the SAT while just over 1.9 million took the ACT. Nonetheless, the SAT has been the most well-known of the two exams for quite some time. A few years ago, the SAT scoring structu ...
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Share Is America or China Great?
2019-5-18 08:42
I've not published a blog on China Daily for quite some time. Frankly, I read China Daily every day (sometimes, every word of every page). There seemed to be such an 'anti-American' sentiment in so many stories, I feared even writing here. Recently, I've changed my mind. I've lived in China for 8 years. I'm in Hong Kong presently trying to get a new visa. The hotel has a copy of China Daily, Hong Kong edition, nearly every day on the coffee/tea table in the lobby. I've not only lived in C ...
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Share Life-Long Learning
2018-10-4 01:56
Many people quit their formal education after just 12 years. Others go on from 4 to 8 years more. However, everyone should dedicate themselves to be life-long learners. I just turned 60 years old in September. It is hard for me to believe that I'm this age. However, my zeal and zest for learning has only increased with age. I study more, read more and learn more now than I did when I was in college. I'm an educator. Any teacher, professor or educator of any kind, certainly should be dedic ...
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Share The Biggest Secret to Learning English
2018-9-19 10:41
A student just showed me a study entitled, 'The Number One Benefit For Chinese Students in Learning English.' Not surprisingly, it was language immersion. Of course, most cannot travel abroad and their Chinese English teacher is often teaching English in Chinese; not English. So, what is a parent to do? The study said that parents need to find a way to get their child (as young as possible) into an immersive English classroom environment. The stud ...
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Share My Chinese Student, A Leader At Yale University
2018-8-13 01:00
MY STUDENT, CHOSEN AS A LEADER AT YALE Lucy Mao, one of my long-time students' mother, here in China, contacted me today to let me know something. Her son, my student, is Gary Mao. His father is one of the top level, city leaders here in Zhengzhou, a city of 12 million people. About two months ago, just before I left to go back and visit my family and friends in Texas, Lucy, Gary's mom, invited me to dinner with her and Gary. We went to one of the nicest restaurants in this city. In fac ...
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Share Encouraging Trends in Chinese Education
2018-6-25 06:15
I am highly encouraged as I read reports about changing teaching/learning methods across China. I just read the story here on CD about the support of using play in educating children. ( http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201806/24/WS5b2f0568a3103349141de6d2.html ) The story was specifically written about the use of Legos building blocks in teaching kindergarteners. (Another very interesting story you might want to read is of a professor, Huang Chao, teaching anatomy at Sichuan Agricultural U ...
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Share English Enlightenment
2018-6-23 02:58
Seven years ago, I was sitting in Texas (USA), semi-retired while hosting a syndicated radio program called, 'Success In Living.' I would rise up at 4 a.m. to go in and prepare for the day's show. It would start at 6 a.m. and focused on getting people inspired and motivated for their day of work. At that time, I had been featured on the back cover of SkyMall magazine, which was found in the seat pocket of nearly every American airline (Delta, American Airlines, etc.). I was featured for my su ...
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Share Excellence In English Education
2018-6-21 15:36
I led a school in Texas, USA, for 15 years before coming to China. It was a very successful school of several hundred students. Graduates excelled in major universities and colleges. I sold the school and property and took semi-retirement. That's how I finally landed in China in 2011. Since coming here, I've experienced far more success than I expected. I didn't plan to stay here more than a year, but, was compelled to due to the lack of quality English education that I observed. Students an ...
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Share Brilliant Chinese Parents
2018-6-20 06:01
A child's education is totally in the hands of their parents. No one has more influence and determines the results more than the parents. Teachers can and do 'influence' what happens in a child's education, but, parents determine the outcome. I've been deeply involved in the English education of Chinese children for 7 years. I came to China (Zhengzhou) on August 25, 2011. I came at the invitation of a university dean. He knew that I'd owned a school in America and that I'd been featured for s ...
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Share Amazing Chinese Student
2018-6-15 04:13
Amazing Chinese Student
Yesterday was the most interesting of days. Being half way around the world from your home and choosing to do what you can to make a difference in the lives of Chinese children can be both exhilarating and sometimes, exhausting. Here is how my day unfolded. It started out with plans to go to the hospital to get checked out regarding some pain that I'm feeling in my body. It was nearly noon and we knew that there likely wouldn't be any doctors available. So, I went to a professional massage th ...
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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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  • 'Adversity Factor' Added For College Entrance Exam 2019-5-21 23:04

    The US do not have any problems of college education that Chinese people have. Even now China is faced with the loss of students because some of them choose to study outside China, the expansion of colleges has resulted in the lower quality of education. Lastest news reports that even retired soldiers, new generation of farmers and jobless workers could be directly enrolled into vocational colleges, which will certainly worsen the scenario.

  • 'Adversity Factor' Added For College Entrance Exam 2019-5-21 21:39

    GVTCC: Very interesting and informative, can't wait to read the next part. By the way, "am more well aware of" could be "am better aware of&qu ...
    No, the original saying sounds pleasant to ears!

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