Class 301 Reunion

September 1st, 2014

 

This evening, I attended the reunion of Class 301, one of the three classes that I taught in the last year of my teaching career. I still remember the interaction between them and me in class. Whenever I asked a question, many of them shot their hands into the air, eager to answer the question to win points. They once told me it was due to their sense of honor. Haha! How can I forget them?

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No Rush!–”百年樹人 不可能一次到位”–from UDN

August 31st, 2014

http://udn.com/NEWS/OPINION/X1/8905388.shtml

百年樹人 不可能一次到位

【聯合報╱李枝桃/國中校長(南投市)】

2014.08.31 02:24 am

與幾位同學餐敘,大家話題圍繞著退休轉,同學阿良低著頭滑手機,他插不上嘴,因為晚婚孩子還小的他,根本沒有資格談退休。

突然他大聲且激動的說:「終於,終於改了」,大家轉頭看他。他拿著手機念著,原來是教育部揭曉明年十二年國教入學制度改革方案,大家矚目的特招考試,採用教育部版本,由各就學區自辦,以會考成績作錄取門檻,再加考一至三科學科測驗成績Read the rest of this entry »

A Photo of the Logos Hope

August 31st, 2014

A photo of the Logos Hope taken by Zhou Yen-yu, the former student who I had a gathering the day before yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Thank You for Your Love, My Dear Students

August 30th, 2014

Yu-han, Yu-chi, Hsiao-chieh, and Yu-wei, four students from my homeroom class 314, who graduated in 2011 from NHSH, invited me to lunch today. We spent a great time together, chatting and laughing to our hearts’ content all the way. They shared with me what had happened since we last saw each other. Read the rest of this entry »

A Picture Book by Zhou Yen-yu.

August 29th, 2014

A picture book by Zhou Yen-yu, a former student who graduated from NHSH two years ago. He’s had the book published. In it he put his favorite characters from cartoons and movies on the same stage. Read the rest of this entry »

“From janitor to teacher to principal, all at the same school”

August 29th, 2014

A very inspiring story. It’s education that makes this possible!

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/the-sideshow/man-goes-from-elementary-school-janitor-to-principal-201711543.html

From janitor to teacher to principal, all at the same school

By                                  February 11, 2014 3:17 PM

Port Barre Elementary principal Gabe Sonnier says, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” Read the rest of this entry »

Listening Test & Admission to College–城鄉差距嚴重 台大不設英聽門檻

August 28th, 2014

http://mag.udn.com/mag/edu/storypage.jsp?f_MAIN_ID=12&f_SUB_ID=1755&f_ART_ID=531990

城鄉差距嚴重 台大不設英聽門檻

【聯合報╱記者林秀姿/台北報導】2014/08/28

104學年度起,高中英語聽力測驗將列入大學入學檢定項目,大學可自行決定是否採計。但台大決定全部科系都不採計英聽成績,也不把英聽當繁星推薦或個人申請的門檻。台大表示,高中生英聽環境存在嚴重城鄉差距,在離島與偏鄉高中師資、設備未改善前,台大暫不考慮設英聽門檻。

My comments: This is quite reasonable. Read the rest of this entry »

“School Should Start Later So Teens Can Sleep, Urge Doctors”–from TIME

August 27th, 2014

http://time.com/3162265/school-should-start-later-so-teens-can-sleep-urge-doctors/?utm_source=pulsenews&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Ftopstories+%28TIME%3A+Top+Stories%29

School Should Start Later So Teens Can Sleep, Urge Doctors

Alice Park               @aliceparkny                              

The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) says there’s strong scientific evidence to support later school start times for middle and high schoolers

When it comes to the importance of sleep, it’s all about the biology, say pediatric experts. And in a report released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics supports pushing back start times for older kids, particularly teens, because it’s better for their mental and physical health. Read the rest of this entry »

Brush Up on English

August 26th, 2014

This noon I had a gathering with a former student who graduated in 2012. We chatted until around 3pm.

During our chat, he mentioned he is preparing for the graduate school entrance exam in 2016, but hadn’t started studying English and that his English is not as good now as two years ago, when he was in high school. Read the rest of this entry »

12 Classic Books That Will Change Your Life

August 25th, 2014

While surfing the RD website, through links, I was led to this article presented at Lifespan.

http://www.lifespan.com/12-classic-books-will-change-life/?utm_source=outbrain&utm_campaign=lifespan1

12 Classic Books That Will Change Your Life

Reading can become a serious but positive addiction once you indulge into it. Many studies and experiments have proved that books can have a huge impact on your mind. They cause biological changes; researchers have found that a powerful story can create ‘muscle memory’ in the brain in the same way as if the events and facts had actually happened to the reader. It is interesting that a good book is usually universal, it can affect people of all ages, social status, nationality etc. Below you will find a list of 11 12 books that have changed lives of many bibliophiles; if you haven’t read them yet, do it now, because reading is one of the best pleasures of human being. Read the rest of this entry »