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Don't Get Lost

Posted by John on Sunday, May 6, 2012, In : Helping Students 

I told a story to the graduating twelfth grade class at an international school in Qingdao.  It was about my very first day in Asia.  It was the center of Cheongju, South Korea, (shinae).  I told them of my feelings of seeing all the people bustling through the streets and the colorful store fronts all written in Korean.  The people were friendly but there seemed to be no pattern to their walking.  People seemed to be everywhere; cars too.  Motorcycles would buzz by me on the sidewalk.  I was...
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How Parents Can Help Their Children Study.

Posted by John on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Helping Students 
Not all students are self motivated.  Some students may need a push from time to time.  However, too much pressure can cause additional stress for both the child and the parents.  I would like to suggest the following ways for you to help your child:   

  • Check to make sure your child has written down their homework in a consistent place for you to check.(notebook)
  • Monitor your child during their homework session.  If you do not have time, pop-in...

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About Me

John is a certified teacher from the United States with over 30 years of teaching experience in the U.S.A., South Korea, China and now Taiwan. He has taught elementary, middle school, and high school students in the areas of science, social studies, reading, grammar and writing. John has served as the chairman of the Sycamore School District's curriculum committee in the state of Illinois as well as worked on the writing of curriculum standards in the states of Illinois and South Carolina. John has also served the community of Sycamore, Illinois as an appointed Economic Development Commission member for 18 years and as an elected park district commissioner of 5 years. He has also participated in the Red Cross in Qingdao, China.
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