Facing the sea with spring blossoms

Posted in poem on May 2, 2008 by banana1007

 Facing the sea with spring blossoms

By Hai Zi

From tomorrow on,
I will be a happy man;
Grooming, chopping,
and traveling all over the world.
From tomorrow on,
I will care foodstuff and vegetable,
Living in a house towards the sea,
with spring blossoms.

From tomorrow on,
write to each of my dear ones,
Telling them of my happiness,
What the lightening of happiness has told me,
I will spread it to each of them.

Give a warm name for every river and every mountain,
Strangers, I will also wish you happy.
May you have a brilliant future!
May you lovers eventually become spouse!
May you enjoy happiness in this earthly world!
I only wish to face the sea, with spring blossoms.







thinking about education

Posted in article about criticle thinking in education on March 31, 2008 by banana1007

 In education, teachers are those who help students or pupils learn, often in a school. The objective is typically a course of study, lesson plan, or a practical skill, including learning and thinking skills. The different ways to teach are often referred to as the teacher’s pedagogy. When deciding what teaching method to use, a teacher will need to consider students’ background knowledge, environment, and their learning goals as well as standardized curricula as determined by the relevant authority.

Teaching may occur face-to-face or via some other modality, e.g. through distance education or e-learning. Teaching can also be mixed with entertainment. When the term education is combined with entertainment, the term edutainment is coined.

 Important Aspect of Mental Health Individuals who are capable of incorporating creativity into their lives can enjoy the experience of discovering,

developing, and utilizing their many talents. Skills relevant to creativity are also useful in coping with life’s challenges. There is no doubt, creative

thinking is a critical life skill.

Growing Body of Interest There is a growing body of literature that represents impressive progress in understanding the nature of creativity. Moreover,

there have been a large number of national and international conferences on creativity for over 50 years.

Builds on All Disciplines Creativity is in all fields-from chemistry to engineering, education to computer science, sociology to business.

Contributes to Effective Leadership It is the application of creativity skills that distinguishes a manager who maintains the status from a leader who

supplies a new direction or vision. By internalizing the spirit of creativity and the principles of creative problem solving, an individual can be

transformed into a change leader.

Enhance the Process of Learning The nature of learning requires the use of skills associated with creativity. educators adopt a creative approach to

teaching are more likely to deliver content and create a learning environment that develops higher order thinking skills.

schooling and education

Posted in article about criticle thinking in education on March 7, 2008 by banana1007


It is commonly believed in the United States that school is where people
go to get an education. Nevertheless, it has been said that today
children interrupt their education to go to school. The distinction
between schooling and education implied by this remark is important.
Education is much more open-ended and all-inclusive than schooling.
Education knows no bounds. It can take place anywhere, whether in the
shower or in the job, whether in a kitchen or on a tractor. It includes
both the formal learning that takes place in schools and the whole
universe of informal learning. The agents of education can range from a
revered grandparent to the
people debating politics on the radio, from a child to a distinguished
Whereas schooling has a certain predictability, education quite often
produces surprises. A chance conversation with a stranger may lead a person
to discover how little is known of other religions. People are engaged in
education from infancy on. Education, then, is a very broad, inclusive
term. It is a lifelong process, a process that starts long before the start
of school, and one that should be an integral part of one’s entire life.
Schooling, on the other hand, is a specific, formalized process, whose
general pattern varies little from one setting to the next.
Throughout a country, children arrive at school at approximately
the same time, take assigned seats, are taught by an adult, use similar
textbooks, do homework, take exams, and so on. The slices of reality that
are to be learned, whether they are the alphabet or an understanding of the
workings of government, have usually been limited by the boundaries of the
subject being taught. For example, high school students know that they are
not likely to find out in their classes the truth about political problems
in their communities or what the newest filmmakers are experimenting with.
There are definite conditions surrounding the formalized process of
在美国,人们通常认为上学是为了受教育。 而现在却有人认为孩子们上学打断了他们 受教育的过程。 这种观念中的上学与受教育之间的区别非常重要。
与上学相比,教育更具 开放性,内容更广泛。 教育不受任何限制。 它可以在任何场合下进行,在淋浴时,在工作 时,在厨房里或拖拉机上。
它既包括在学校所受的正规教育,也包括一切非正规教育。 传 授知识的人可以是德高望重的老者,可以是收音机里进行政治辩论的人们,可以是小孩子,
也可以是知名的科学家。 上学读书多少有点可预见性,而教育往往能带来意外的发现。 与 陌生人的一次随意谈话可能会使人认识到自己对其它宗教其实所知甚少。
人们从幼时起就 开始受教育。 因此,教育是一个内涵很丰富的词,它自始至终伴随人的一生,早在人们上 学之前就开始了。
教育应成为人生命中不可缺少的一部分。然而,上学却是一个特定的形 式化了的过程。 在不同场合下,它的基本形式大同小异。 在全国各地,孩子们几乎在同一
时刻到达学校,坐在指定的座位上,由一位成年人传授知识,使用大致相同的教材,做作业, 考试等等。
他们所学的现实生活中的一些片断,如字母表或政府的运作,往往受到科目范 围的限制。
例如,高中生们知道,在课堂上他们没法弄清楚他们社区里政治问题的真情, 也不会了解到最新潮的电影制片人在做哪些尝试。
学校教育这一形式化的过程是有特定的 限制的。

Education-the most important thing in the world

Posted in article about criticle thinking in education on March 2, 2008 by banana1007
The solutions to improving U.S. education require a great deal of focus and bold leadership—from both government and business. From the government, recent efforts to boost standards, measure results and increase accountability are headed in the right direction. The No Child Left Behind legislation, which in addition to a focus on standards and accountability also requires technology literacy by the eighth grade, is clearly a good beginning.However, we must do more to ensure teachers have the training to teach the subjects they’re presenting. Curricula must reflect an increased focus on science and math to better prepare students and allow them to compete globally. Immigration rules must be adjusted to allow foreign-born students educated at U.S. universities to stay in the U.S. to add their talents to our economy. Today, we force these individuals to leave the country – in effect educating talent for our global competitors.

Business has an important role to play, too. For our part, Intel spends more than $100 million on programs designed to improve teaching and learning. Over the past several years, we’ve trained more than 2 million teachers worldwide to use technology in the classroom to improve student learning. We support programs to spur high-tech research and support student excellence in dozens of U.S. universities. Intel provides college scholarships to help young people succeed as our next generation of scientists, mathematicians and engineers. We sponsor several competitions and recognition programs to provide incentives for academic excellence. Intel also posts tools and online resources for teachers on the Internet and funds the Intel Computer Clubhouse network, where underserved youth have access to high-tech resources to help provide job and life skills.

After years of lower test scores and declining performance in our schools, it’s clear that government alone can’t resolve all the problems our country faces regarding education. Business must also step up to the challenge.

If America is to compete effectively in the expanding knowledge-based global economy, it’s imperative that government and business work together to do all we can to ensure our young people are getting the quality education they deserve. The country’s economic future depends on it.

Now that the latest election cycle is over, it’s time we turn our attention to solving one of the nation’s most important and vexing problems: education. Nothing is more critical to America’s future. Our economic power is determined by many factors, but education is arguably the most important.

At the same time, our economy is becoming increasingly knowledge-based, creating new jobs based on the raw material of ideas and technical innovation. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, by 2010 there will be an estimated 5.3 million high-skill jobs available to qualified workers and 14 million more 10 years later.

Who will take these jobs and will they all be located in the United States? The prospects aren’t promising. Not when millions of American students are graduating from high school without basic reading, writing and math skills. Nor when roughly 25 percent of U.S. students drop out of school without the skills to succeed.

When more than 60 percent of employers rate high school graduates’ skills in basic English and math as fair or poor and when, according to one study, employer costs for remedial training in one state have reached $40 million a year, it’s clear our educational system is failing our students and our country.

But it’s not just our own system of education we have to worry about. Over the past decade, countries such as India, China, Russia and the nations of Eastern Europe have emerged as a major force in the world’s economic marketplace. That’s a total of about 3 billion people who didn’t participate in the world economy 10 years ago. Even if just 10 percent of these people are well-educated (and it’s likely the percentages are higher), that leaves roughly 300 million well-qualified new competitors for technology jobs worldwide. This figure is about twice the size of the U.S. work force and represents a massive shift in the competitive environment for highly skilled jobs.

Other examples of the competition we face from abroad: Several Latin American governments now provide monthly stipends to poor parents who decide to keep their children in school rather than send them out to work in factories or on the streets. Roughly 20 million people in Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua already participate in such programs. By 2006, 11.4 million families in Brazil (more than 45 million people or a quarter of the population) will take part in this type of program.

Other nations are quickly becoming the world’s leading providers of higher education. College enrollments may be booming here in the U.S., but China graduates twice as many students with bachelor’s degrees and six times as many engineering majors as the U.S. India and Singapore are producing scientists through top-notch undergraduate programs. In 2001, India graduated almost a million more students from college than the U.S., including 100,000 more in the sciences and 60,000 more in engineering.

As the CEO of a company that sells semiconductors and other high-value products that are used in computing and communications equipment, I view the addition of more highly educated individuals into the global economy as positive. Quite simply, it broadens our base of potential end-customers and creates more worldwide demand for our products. The fact that roughly three-quarters of Intel’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S. is testament to the global nature of our business.

However, as an American citizen, I find the increasing number of highly skilled workers overseas and the focus that foreign governments place on education and technology to be a major concern.

If we can’t hire the workers with the training and skills we require, Intel and other companies will find it necessary to move to those countries where the talent resides. To state Intel’s position as simply as possible, we must hire the best engineers in the world to stay competitive.

The Chinese Spring Festival

Posted in diary on February 12, 2008 by banana1007

I think the most important fastival  in China is the Spring Festival. 

It falls in January or February 

of the solar calendar, 

on the last day of the lunar year  and lasts until the Lantern Festival. 

The weather at this time is very cold  for it's in winter ever there may be a snow. 

It's a custom that many peple hang red lanterns  so that everywhere looks beautiful and lively. 

On the Spring Festival Eve,  people usually prepare lots of good dishes. 

Then the whole family sits around the table, 

feasting and welcoming  the first day of the Chinese new year.

At the old time parents often put  a small red paper packet under thier child's pillow. 

Inside the packet is some money. 

That means the child is already one year older.  In China people call this "Ya-Sui-Qian". 

While, now more and more parents 

give the child money directly  instead of putting the packet under the pillow. 

And the number of money is bigger and bigger.

Maybe many years ago  there were more poor people in China than now. 

At that time everybody would feel so exciting that 

they could eat dumplings with vegetables and meat 

which they could not eat in the usual time. 

But now everyone's living standard in China 

has been improved a lot. 

Many people thingk that 

the days in Spring Festival 

are not that special as the early times. 

Everyday peolpe feel the same 

as the fastival days. 

Mabey that means Chinese are more and more rich,  but less and less happy...

a unusual day

Posted in diary on February 10, 2008 by banana1007

yesterday, i got up early.

can you guess when i got up?

i thought it was a miracle.

i got up at 6’oclock.

did you think it was a miracle for me?

i never got up at that time including going to school.

so i thought it was a miracle for me.

did you agree with me?

i did something strange besides getting up early.

you could imagine someone read english book in the early morning and you must think that one was mad.

i think so.

nobody knew why i did these things including myself.

but studing english time lasted no longer, because i was a lazy girl.

after lunch, i had to sleep a while.

but i got up in the evening.

can you guess when i got up this time?




only time

Posted in lyric with tags on February 3, 2008 by banana1007
Who can say
where the road goes…
where the day flows…
– only time
And who can say
if your love grows as your heart chose
– only time
Who can say
why your heart sighs as your love flies
– only time
And who can say
why your heart cries…
when your love lies…
– only time
Who can say
when the roads meet
that love might be in your heart
And who can say
when the day sleeps
if the night keeps all your heart
Night keeps all your heart
Who can say
if your love grows as your heart chose
– only time
And who can say
where the road goes…
where the day flows…
– only time
Who knows
– only time
Who knows
– only time