Archive for December, 2013

王力宏:Full Address | Oxford Union

December 18th, 2013 No comments

Wang Leehom talks about Chinese pop music and the ability of music and pop culture to strengthen the relationship between the East and West.


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Google Site ePorftolios

December 16th, 2013 No comments
Hello Students!
As you know, this year you are putting a piece of classwork up on your Google Site ePorftolios in each class (1 piece per semester). This will help you in several ways, self-reflection, parent understanding of your learning and future college presentation material.
Here are the instructions to accomplish ePortfolio winning! This should take about 10 minutes to learn to do (including watching the video).
Choose the piece of work you want to put on your ePortfolio for this class…then watch the video and follow the steps.
or if you prefer
Written instructions:
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Angela Duckworth’s Grit Scale Survey

December 13th, 2013 No comments

“Here’s why: learning is hard. True, learning is fun, exhilarating and gratifying — but it is also often daunting, exhausting and sometimes discouraging. . . . To help chronically low-performing but intelligent students, educators and parents must first recognize that character is at least as important as intellect.”  – by Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth developed a test to measure grit, which she called the Grit Scale. It is a deceptively simple test, in that it requires you to rate yourself on just 12 questions, from “I finish whatever I begin” to “I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one.” It takes about three minutes to complete, and it relies entirely on self-report — and yet when Duckworth took it out into the field, she found it was remarkably predictive of success. At Penn, high grit ratings allowed students with relatively low college-board scores to nonetheless achieve high G.P.A.’s. Duckworth and her collaborators gave their grit test to more than 1,200 freshman cadets as they entered West Point and embarked on the grueling summer training course known as Beast Barracks. The military has developed its own complex evaluation, called the Whole Candidate Score, to judge incoming cadets and predict which of them will survive the demands of West Point; it includes academic grades, a gauge of physical fitness and a Leadership Potential Score. But at the end of Beast Barracks, the more accurate predictor of which cadets persisted and which ones dropped out turned out to be Duckworth’s 12-item grit questionnaire.

How much GRIT do you have? Take this survey to find out!

Click here to take the survey!

The maximum score on this scale is 5 (extremely gritty), and the lowest scale on this scale is 1 (not at all gritty).


《超级演说家》陈铭 女人永远是最佳辩手

December 5th, 2013 No comments



December 3rd, 2013 No comments