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Thismorningatthebreakfasttable,myhighschoolsophomorewasnotwatchinghisphoneorlisteningtohismusic.Hisphonewasnotevenonthetable,norhisheadphoneswereonhisears.Itriedtostartaconversationwithhim,bysayingsomethingtothefactthat“…manystudentswithhighACTscoresweredeferredfromUniversityOfMichigan….”,plussomeotherrubbish.Therewasnotresponsefromhim.Ifollowedupwith“doyouknowwhatd...[阅读全文]
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Growthmindsetandfixedmindset. Praiseyourchildforhisstruggles,forhistenacity,forhisgrit,fortryingnewthings,formakingmistake. Praiseyourchildforhissensibilityofothers. Praiseyourchildforhissillycreativity. https://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/95208400815/the-learning-myth-why-ill-never-tell-my-son-hes [阅读全文]
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SuperbEnglish. http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/30/the-girl-from-harvard-the-girl-from-china-us-china-education-culture-differences/ [阅读全文]
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(2017-12-15 10:56:24)
Allapplicantsincludingbothrejectedanddeferredstudentsduringthisroundofmadnessdeservelotsofcredit. Parentsdeservesomecreditstoo.Theparentswhodeservethemostcreditarethosewhodidnotorcouldnotproofreadtheirkid'sessaysorhomework.Forparentswhoareableandcapableofprovidingfeedback,thatistheleastyoucould. Forstudentswhoarerejectedordeferreddespitehavingperfectornearperfectprofile,rememberthissayin...[阅读全文]
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Myhighschoolsophomorehasalearner'sdriverpermit.Heneedsanadultlicenseddrivertoaccompanyhimwhereverhewantstogoorneedstogo.LastSunday,December3,2017wassuchaday.Iaccompaninedhimdrivingtoawell-to-dofamily'shouseforsomeyardwork. Afterwearrived,heaskedmeifIwouldstayandhelphimbecauseitwasatwo-personjob.Ididnothaveanyotherplans.Duringthefoursofrakingleavesandbaggingthem,wedidnottalkmuch.Theonlyc...[阅读全文]
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(2017-11-22 12:43:49)
Thiswaswrittenon,11/22/201613:35:02,exactlyoneyearagoIwroteitinresponsetoanarticle,thoughIforgotthearticlename.IdidnotknowwhatIwastryingtoconvene.Iamnota“精英”,far,far,farfromit.Iamnotanti精英either.Beingeliteisawonderfulthing.Iamallforbeingelite,butIdoobjectbeinganelitistorelitism.Lastnight,IreadanWXCarticlethathaslotsoflikes.Therewasarageabout“精英”thisand“精英&rdqu...[阅读全文]
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Talentandpassion!Passionandtalent. https://youtu.be/EjxQWOhAXpg [阅读全文]
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Ifthestudentletter(又到申请季节,看看反思)isnotasignofwarning,acryforhelp,Idonotknowwhatitis.Weasparentsshouldtakethisletterseriously.Itisonethingthatsomekidsareself-motivated,itisentirelyanotherbeastwhenastudentispressuredbyanexternalforce. Whilewecelebrateourkidssuccessinschool,letusnotforgettheirstruggles,letusgivethemlotsofspacetofailandmaketheirmistakes.Letthemidleforafewmomentsatevenings,...[阅读全文]
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(2017-10-23 15:24:41)
Donotmeantofantheflame. Inthismeltingpot,howcouldyounotfeelanyindifferencewhenyouhearyournamesbeingspokeninyourmothertongue? Regardlessofhowwegetithere,wearefromthesamecountry,writingthesameuniquecharacters,enjoyingthesamehumorofpurposefullymistypedcharacters,andspeakingthesamelanguage,somewithslightaccent,andotherswithastrongone.Notbecausethefellowcountryboyorgirlyoumeetinyourdailylifedoesn...[阅读全文]
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IsawthisbookByDr.Seuss,"Oh,ThePlacesYou'llGo"everydaylayingoutbyastackofbooks.Ineverpaidanyattentiontoit,untillyesterdaymorningwhenIheardmywifereaditoutloudwhileIwastryingtowatchthemorningnews.Thisline"AndYOUaretheonewho'lldecidewheretogo...”reallygotmyattention.Isattherequietlyandlistenedtotheveryend. Mydaughterhadspecificallyrequestedthisbookasahighschoolgradution...[阅读全文]
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