Insist that your student doesn’t study for the exam! It is a sure recipe for counterproductive stress, and a waste of time resulting in short term memorization that will be quickly forgotten. It makes a mockery of education! Education is a lot more than getting good test results. Education is an attitude towards life manifested through [...]Continue
One day, a very little boy of my acquaintance decided that he needed to find out the names for everything around him. Andy suddenly began to look very intently at various objects in the room, pointing out to me each of them in turn. At first I had no idea what he wanted. I thought [...]Continue
Christmas is a time of joy. Whether it is for religious reasons or not, the infectious spirit of Christmas has permeated modern society and spread all around the world.
Many of us international students will be heading back to our home countries this winter for the sole purpose of celebrating Christmas with our families. However, [...]
"When I started reading graphic novels, I was struck by the fact that stories about Spider-man or Batman and Superman could have as many plot twists and turns as any story by Shakespeare, Stephen King or Leo Tolstoy” – Rob Weiner (Texas Tech Librarian and Comic Book Expert)
Parents and teachers are often concerned when their [...]
Stories are an effective means to help children understand virtues and learn how to apply them in their daily life. The following story extracted from the resource materials of ‘The Virtues in UsTM’ Children’s Character EducationProgram, can be used by parents and teachers to teach children 4-7 years old about the virtue of gentleness. The depicted [...]Continue
Winter is here yet again. Flakes of snow whisper to the ground and cover it like spilled milk. We trade our shorts for pants, our shirts for sweaters and our pastel palates for dreary grays. Demeter is mourning the loss of her daughter, Persephone, as she re-joins her husband in the underworld. The year is [...]Continue