A lot of visitors to our office oftentimes see us watching the news on the lobby TV, pasted on MSNBC. Why do we focus on that station? Not only to have a bunch of students know what is happening in the Great USA but to be aware of one's surrounding .....to watch and understand the "ups and downs of the society" and also to make this a teachable moment. In Charlottesville, we had some five students whose schools were not far away from the racist incident. We prayed. They a
So the mad scramble has begun. Today by 11;59 pm, all should register for the exam. If not, one risks paying the late fee of US$29 on the now subscribed fees of US$98 with the essay or US$84 without. That late or last day after tonight will be September 8. Remember the poster on Room 1 door that was painstakingly pointed at since July? Well, my dear students, if this is not the Vitamin C jolt to "get your act" together before the October exam, I do not know what else will.
When students are rollicking on newly bought sheet sets in their new dorms, posting pictures while arriving on campus, fighting for beds in dorm rooms.....I can officially say, it is Back to School! For my students taking a gap year, do so, but recognize the deadlines for next year are " right around the corner." I see that the consultations are at a feverish pitch, but do remember that when we meet for consultation, if assigned a task, please complete....Consultations are in
There is a solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Strange phenomenon, have your sunglasses on for that rare event. But as the US President and the North Korean President are fuming at the stumps, "fire and fury"......Strange happenings.... It is not Halloween, and the strangest thing has happened with the College Board SAT program....In 2016, they changed the exam. We adapted, retooled and got high scores of 1560. Our teachers managed the maneuver. Now SAT has made a few more c
I have always teased the South, the American South, without really knowing the South. I have read William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, John Anderson....and many others. I fell in love with the spirit of the South but did not dare test the waters with my toe. I dreaded the bad news: lynchings, racism, rednecks.... But the teachable moment was this trip to Alabama. Apart from great sports, marching bands, great fishing holes, exciting blues music.... I have discovered three