Category: Education

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Why did I hate writing earlier?

I hated writing in the primary school.  The negative feeling lasted through my years of middle and high schools, college, and beyond.  Writing was such a struggle. Luckily my engineering career didn’t require much serious writing.  Just some Powerpoint slides with bullet points would do the trick.  The truth is that, most of my colleagues had similar attitudes toward writing.  We were good at numbers, and horrible at...

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Inner city education in US

I’m back.  During the break, I watched a lot of football games.  As an Ohioan, I feel proud that the Browns tied with the Steelers during the first game.  That’s cautiously encouraging for the Browns. I just finished reading the book “Man Overboard: Confessions of a Novice Math Teacher in the Bronx” by Ric Klass.  This book is so good, and I can’t wait to share it with...

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How different are the graduate schools in China and US?

Today, I’m going to talk about the graduate schools in China and US. I was an undergraduate student for 4 years, and a graduate student for 3 years in mid 1980s in China.  Fortunately, I also got chance to study MBA for one year in mid 1990s in US (I didn’t graduate).  Then attended an engineering graduate school in US for another year, and graduated. Yeah, I used...

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A story about my childhood friend Jane

This is a true story.  It’s about one of my childhood friends.  To protect her privacy, I’ll call her Jane. Jane and I grew up together, in a village in northern China.  We started playing together long before the primary school.  We were in the same class in the primary school (5 years) and middle school (2 years).  Our families lived on the same street, and just half...

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My English teachers – Jimmy and his wife

I feel very lucky I had so many great teachers all those years.  They inspired me, and guided me to the right direction.  I want to say:  “Thank you, my teachers.  You made a huge difference to my life”. Today I like to share some of the stories.  This is about my English teachers Jimmy and his wife (sorry I forgot her name). Jimmy enjoyed teaching and smiled...