May 28th, 2016
A video is presented in the following webpage.
2016-05-28 03:19 聯合報 編譯陳韻涵／報導
My comments: But according to Bee Blog below, “multiple 11-year-olds have won the bee.”
My comments: How did they make it? How I want to interview them! Read the rest of this entry »
May 27th, 2016
This evening, at a vegetarian restaurant, George and I bumped into a friend of George’s who works in a hospital. He told us a shocking finding that a third of the patients in the hospital suffer from cancer. Why? Because of the food taken in, with so many harmful additives.
Furthermore, he mentioned the importance of keeping healthy. He said that most people don’t know its importance until they lose their health, when it is too late.
May 26th, 2016
Pisa tests to include ‘global skills’ and cultural awareness
By Andreas Schleicher OECD education director
25 May 2016
Pisa tests, an international standard for comparing education systems around the world, could include a new measurement of global skills in the next round of tests in 2018.
The OECD, which runs the tests in maths, reading and science, is considering adding another test which would look at how well pupils can navigate an increasingly diverse world, with an awareness of different cultures and beliefs.
The OECD’s education director Andreas Schleicher explains why there is such a need for new rankings to show young people’s competence in a world where globalisation is a powerful economic, political and cultural force.
Education leaders around the world are increasingly talking about the need to teach “global competences” as a way of addressing the challenges of globalisation. Read the rest of this entry »
May 25th, 2016
〔記者梁珮綺／台北報導〕台北市中山國中長期在校內推廣讀報，每年仿照益智節目，針對七、八年級生舉辦「好讀I Do! 閱讀PK競賽」，各班可推派五名代表答題，並有「同學卡」，當參賽代表答不出來時，可向班上同學求救。題目包山包海，莎士比亞、虛擬實境、茲卡病毒、兩性平權、臉書符號等皆入題，扣合時事也考知識底蘊，今年獲教育部「閱讀磐石獎」，也是全北市唯一獲獎國中。 Read the rest of this entry »
May 24th, 2016
My sister-in-law passed away at 5:15 this morning. The whole family is sad; however, she finally ended all her suffering. A booklet I read last Saturday mentioned that we can ask the dying about their unfulfilled wishes and tell him/her we will help to accomplish them. This reminds me of an article on a bulletin board in the hospice my sis-in-law stayed, part of which I shared thi past Sunday.
日本醫生 大津秀一，在臨終病房 紀錄1000個人離世前的遺言：這15件事，你不看會後悔終生！
在日本也有這樣一位年輕的臨終關懷醫生 大津秀一。 Read the rest of this entry »
May 23rd, 2016
那天晚上我去寶藏巖的瓜棚下參加和當地居民溝通的座談會，這場座談會是在議員要求下舉行的。其實寶藏巖的住戶只剩下二十幾戶，而且他們是向文化局承租的，他們最關心的是十二年的租約到期後他們的權益，還有房子漏水的修理可不可以快一點？顯然在這裡「辦學校」並非他們最在意，甚至能理解的。 Read the rest of this entry »
May 22nd, 2016
Place: A Japanese restaurant in Taipei
At every gathering, I learned a lot from Diego, a former student who graduated in 2006.
May 22nd, 2016
Today, I stayed at the hospice with my sister-in-law from 2pm to 10:15pm. Seeing a life withering, of course, I felt very sad. When explaining to us my sister-in-law’s condition, the nurse said it would be my sister-in-law that decided when she would leave the world. Is it really so?
I came across a post on the bulletin board in front of my sister-in-law’s ward. It mentions two articles, which remind its readers how to live. I found one of them online as follows:
臨終前你可能會後悔的五件事 Read the rest of this entry »
May 21st, 2016
2016-05-21 08:20 聯合報 記者陳韻涵／報導
My comments: I didn’t know about “gap year” until around 6 years ago when I bumped into this term in an English writing book. In the book was a writing topic: “How would you spend your gap year?” I then had my students write on this topic. Read the rest of this entry »
May 20th, 2016
Today, Taiwan’s new president and also the first female president, Tsai Ing-wen, is going to be sworn into office.
Taiwan, the place to be a woman in politics
By Cindy Sui BBC News, Taipei
19 May 2016
Tsai Ing-wen will on Friday become Taiwan’s first female president.
It has never been a burning ambition of the cat-loving former law professor to be president, and she is virtually unique among East Asia’s female leaders. Read the rest of this entry »