School is Cool: Thuyen May Productions’ First Vietnamese Cultural Summer Camp

0
Thuyen May Productions
In the early morning, tinkering sounds can be heard from the parted doors of the Asia Trend Community Learning Center / Y.E.S.S. Center FL. Underneath the buzzing of a standing motor fan, a few students and their instructors set up tables and chairs for the first day of class. Far in the back of the center, a lunch area...

REACH of Central Florida decorated 8 walls at Asia Trend Community Learning Center to build unity

0
REACH Wall
REACH of Central Florida officers and members from Five (Cypress Creek, Winter Park, University High, Seminole High, Lake Nona) different high schools came together to decorate the Asia Trend Cultural Learning Center as a summer project in 2016.  The idea came from the center’s executive director Shally Wong who would like to showcase the richness of Asian culture to the public. ...

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

0
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

0
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

0
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

0
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...
We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies.
We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies.