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Report SEARU 2019-6-26 09:36
MichaelM: I won't embarrass you on the blog, but, you really need to work on your grammar, word choices and punctuation.

This makes no sense. "motivate ea ...
Thanks for your detailed instructions!
Most of them sound reasonable. But the first one is hard for me to understand! In China we often say teachers should do more to 'motivate kids' potential ability or power' (激发学生潜能)that is word to word interpretation.
By the way, may I point out that too many Chinese students dare not freely use English in daily life in afraid of making mistakes!
Any article can be improved by times of editing. This reminds 《The Three Model Revolutionary Operas》in the Cultural Revolution Period which were written by a group of top scholars and have been proved as classic art works! It is hard for you to make a correction to the wonderful texts!
I wish our blogs should also go like this if we all pay enough attention to writing!
Report ephil_cn 2019-6-13 14:28
MichaelM: You are a sweet girl. Be careful with your feelings online. But, not too careful to miss a great opportunity for love. Perhaps you are too lovely and  ...
Thank you for your messages and suggestion. I am moved deeply. He always rejected to meet me although i also told him that i didn't care about what he had said. So i  have to give up. I want to find the true love. i hope you can meet the girl who you love. best wishes for you!
Report Swifty55 2018-9-10 21:15
MichaelM: Hello friend. You're doing a great job. Your first point about Chinese English teachers 'not teaching in English', is so spot on. It is an ongoing pro ...
Finish your new book yet?
Report Swifty55 2018-6-10 16:32
MichaelM: One other thing. Though I wasn't the Star Blogger who said what you posted about ('how can you teach anything') in your blog, you did refer to M&M. Cl ...
Yes I am a fairly good guide with the Chinese students I accept into my home for free tutoring. Have worked with over 500 in my home in the years I have lived in China. Not even think of myself as a "teacher" not agree using that term. LOL
Report Swifty55 2018-6-10 16:26
MichaelM: One other thing. Though I wasn't the Star Blogger who said what you posted about ('how can you teach anything') in your blog, you did refer to M&M. Cl ...
You are not the person I refer to/ You reply with kindness and good thoughts. Thanks
Report Swifty55 2018-6-10 16:25
MichaelM: Hello friend. You're doing a great job. Your first point about Chinese English teachers 'not teaching in English', is so spot on. It is an ongoing pro ...
Thanks, I try my best.Sometimes fail, but that is life
Report MichaelM 2018-6-9 08:20
I think I did offend him. I wrote him and apologized to him if, in fact, I did offend. Not my intention at all. He wrote a blog and referred to 'M&M' who is a star blogger. Though what he talked about in the blog was not anything I said, I still feel that he might have been offended that I corrected his spelling publicly. I should think twice before posting any comments on here. I should have given him the correction privately and not publicly. I will be more careful in the future.
Report cmknight 2018-6-8 07:38
MichaelM: Thank you for correcting Swifty55's mistakes. I'm sure he believes he's amazing, but, well, it's just sad. I noticed right away that he had 'language' ...
Unfortunately, I don't think there is any real way to tell a "native speaker" that his/her English sucks. They tend to get offended when corrected.
Report english2008 2018-3-17 16:06
In recent years, China has resumed many traditional festivals, and has made these traditional holidays as statutory holidays, which is an initiative and also an attitude. Festivals are human needs, especially a cultural and emotional need. Just like the holiday, I feel that some of the place names, which have been changed by the historical and cultural nihilism, should also have their original origins and back to their historical features. It may be the right time to set many local historical place names to right.
Report 空谷幽兰 2017-9-19 11:07
Thank you for your sharing essays, you are a good teacher.I am very glad to know that you teach English at the primary school affiliated Zhengzhou University. I graduated from Zhengzhou University.
Report prettybaby50 2017-1-17 04:22
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Report flytt 2017-1-12 17:53
Hi, Mr Murphy,could you give me your WeChat ID, so that we can contect directly? I hope that it won't bother you.
Report flytt 2017-1-12 17:48
Hello, Mr Murphy, I have paid attention to your WeChat Public No. Nice to meet to you
Report BlondeAmber 2016-12-20 14:38
MichaelM: Thank you, Amber. You are sweet to let me know.
ha ha.
haven't been called 'sweet' in a while, but thanks!
Report BlondeAmber 2016-12-20 14:23
I enjoy your posts, keep them up !
Report JuniaNoel5 2016-9-17 14:55
My life became devastated when my husband sent me packing, after 8 years that we have been together. I was lost and helpless after trying so many ways to make my husband take me back. One day at work, i was absent minded not knowing that my boss was calling me, so he sat and asked me what its was all about i told him and he smiled and said that it was not a problem. I never understand what he meant by it wasn't a problem getting my husband back, he said he used a spell to get his wife back when she left him for another man and now they are together till date and at first i was shocked hearing such thing from my boss. He gave me an email address of the great spell caster who helped him get his wife back, i never believed this would work but i had no choice that to get in contact with the spell caster which i did, and he requested for my information and that of my husband to enable him cast the spell and i sent him the details, but after two days, my mom called me that my husband came pleading that he wants me back, i never believed it because it was just like a dream and i had to rush down to my mothers place and to my greatest surprise, my husband was kneeling before me pleading for forgiveness that he wants me and the kid back home, then i gave Happy a call regarding sudden change of my husband and he made it clear to me that my husband will love me till the end of the world, that he will never leave my sight. Now me and my husband is back together again and has started doing pleasant things he hasn't done before, he makes me happy and do what he is suppose to do as a man without nagging. Please if you need help of any kind, kindly contact Happy for help and you can reach him via email:
Report teamkrejados 2016-5-27 15:03
In keeping with the adage: 'Praise in public, scold in private', I send you this message rather than posting it as a comment on your most recent article: What About American Democracy?.
"The president is chosen by popular vote." That is actually incorrect. All other elected positions are chosen by popular vote but the president is chosen by the electoral college, whose decision happens to mostly coincide with the popular vote. Four times, an American presidential candidate won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote, and thus the presidency. Most recently was in 2000, the Bush-Gore (dangling chad) fiasco. Here is a link you can read about electoral votes taking precedence over popular votes:
About soliciting votes: I have to agree with that mouthy student. If you'll help one candidate, you should help all. We foreign teachers are in a unique position of power and trust. It would be unfair to help one contestant without at least announcing your willingness to help the other contestants.
I am often in the same position, Michael. I feel it is unethical for one contestant to seek special advantage over the rest, even if s/he is showing resourcefulness and initiative in asking for help. And that is exactly what I tell any contestant who pleads that favor, including teachers who compete for special assignments (and earn them through competition.)
Not that I am actually scolding you.  
Wish you a great weekend!
Report Jenny193757 2016-3-1 15:51
Hello! you are best .you are foreign friend, if have free time , please tell you country have different culture.
Report Victoriaziyu 2016-1-30 00:15
MichaelM: Victoria, Newtown is just some poor loser who has done this to many people. He is a small person who contributes nothing positive to the world. He's a ...
Thank you Michael!I've been wondering what I would face if I logged into my blog again after wrting that post here...and I've been a chicken and worrying about that for nearly a month. Without checking any news from here for that long, I'm really touched and surprised by the messages left by you and other nice people here. Now after all the sensation, I'm not sure whether it's a good idea but makes me look more like a coward...
Report Markdiffa 2016-1-16 08:19
Iam Mark Diffa , an expat like you who will be teachng in Hpu, henan . Prior to that been teaching in different u in other cities in Henan. Hope to be able to share differences in culture that you encountered with you

My best ,

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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