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?
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, 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »