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當美國教育方法遇到中國應試製度 - 紐約時報中文網

會議是在一個鋪着白色瓷磚的簡樸講堂里舉行的,它位於中國舟山群島最大的島嶼上,也就是東海和長江三角洲交匯的地方。講堂內唯一的裝飾是用彩色粉筆在黑板上寫的英語致詞:「歡迎家長和學生們。」<p>這是我第一次參加舟山中學的家長會。作為與會的唯一一名老外,我坐在前排,旁邊是我的翻譯,後者剛剛拿到語言學學位。<p>校長講完話之後,這個高中課程聯合教育項目(High School Course Joint Educational Project)的負責人劉茂林(音)就我們的學生可以如何獲得提高發表了講話。然後就輪到我了。在翻譯的幫助下,我表示自己對學生們取得進步非常有信心。我提到學生們的參與是未來取得成功的關鍵,因為他 …

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10 Surprising Facts About LEGO

You're never going to look at your favorite toy the same way again.<p>Like Easy-Bake Ovens and Troll dolls, you probably remember these famous plastic bricks fondly from your childhood. But did you know the first one was made in 1932 and out of wood? Didn't think so. Here are a few more facts you …

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18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …


Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking