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From IB to State U: the Challenge of Change

international baccalaureate program
The International Baccalaureate Program does a fine job of preparing students for the rigors of the college classroom. However, IB does not prepare students for the overall college environment. In our experience, IB students struggle more than others with the culture shock of adjusting to college, particularly large state universities. The differences between the college environment and IB are dramatic....

How to Read a College Website

College websites can be valuable tools for students seeking information about colleges or graduate schools. However, because college websites are marketing vehicles for universities, they cannot be taken at face value. Students must learn to read between the lines to understand what a college is really like. The first thing to realize is that colleges and universities create websites for...

Selective Colleges – SUCCESS!

Selective College
By Robert LeVine A few weeks ago, America’s most selective colleges informed their applicants who would be offered admission and who would not. Some students are ecstatic, while others moan that their lives are over. We should redefine success. This is not about a family’s resume; it is about a student’s lifetime success. Finding the best possible opportunities – both environmental...

Orange County Students Attend Mayor Jacobs’ Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference
Nearly 250 Orange County Public Schools students from 24 local high schools attended Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ sixth annual Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) at Valencia College’s west campus on March 11. Mayor Jacobs created the program for student leaders when she took office in 2011 in an effort to connect students with their local government. About 1,200 local...

Getting the Most from Your High School Summers

It may be difficult for high school students to recognize while studying for standardized tests and cramming to manage course loads, but summer is coming. Before you start making mental plans for your Netflix queue, however, take a moment to plan. What you decide to do with two months of free time says a great deal about what you...

How the Japanese can teach your kids math

Japanese math
They stare at the page. It’s been 30 minutes and they haven’t made any progress on their homework. Next thing you know, they’re on the computer or their phones. You feel your skin prickle as anger arises from your belly. This is your everyday with homework time. “Why?” you ask yourself in the mirror. Blowing up is one option,...

A NEW SUPERORGANISM IS INVADING PLANET EARTH

Is Humanity evolving into something new? What if all of humanity will function as a single organism, whereas individual human beings function as the cells of that organism? The more intelligent the system is the more freedom of action it requires... and the more it provides to its parts. What does it mean? The internet can’t be stopped Humanity is becoming a...

Teaching English in Taiwan – Bring “Zen” to life for others

The Chase Zen Foundation was created by Jessica Tien, in memory of her son, Chase Zen Kattell, to continue his life goal of teaching English abroad. Because English tutoring can sometimes be too expensive for families, the Chase Zen Foundation aims to provide students with free, personalized lessons with native English-speaking volunteer teachers via total English immersion. The majority...

3 WISE MONKEYS

The “Three Wise Monkeys” (also called the “Three Mystic Apes”) is a sacred ancient story lost in time. Knowing the secret truth of the story and symbol’s directive of “See no Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” can empower you in ways you never thought possible and change your life forever. In this article, I’ll share the story...

Jeremy Lin plays piano and dances in the Taiwanese pop star’s Jay Chou music video

On Aug 26, Jeremy Lin is pretty excited about the whole thing and posted the full-length YouTube video online via his Twitter page. Check it out below. Jeremy Lin is in the Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou’s new music video. The song translates to “Turkish Ice Cream.” You can turn on the subtitles on YouTube to see the song lyrics...
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