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Tuesday, 08 May 2007

A+

Hello there,

A+

Love always,
It’s my shortest blog, I would like to take my hat off to you if you are able to comment this blog with just “A+”.
James Zhih-Cheng Wu

PS: Stay your cursor upon the photo, no need to click, then, you’ll discover the treasure and get A+.

Teacher Nick is saying: OOPS.....Teacher Amy is saying: Duh.....


Students! Study harder for days and hours, Teacher Nick (from Hawaii) and Teacher Amy (Taiwanese) are staring you down, they would torture you if you don’t study harder. After you are tortured, ‘victim’ will be your nickname" .

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HI! JAMES. VERY NICE TO MEET YOU HERE.IT´S MY FIRST COMENT TO YOU AND LET ME TELL YOU THAT IT´S TOO INTERESTING ,TANKS FOR SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCIES TO US. AND I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I CAN´T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY WITH " A+". COULD YOU EXPLAIN IT FOR ME? BEST REGARDS!!!

Ah, not a very flattering photo I'm afraid..engaged in thoughtful conversation, without a trace of a smile -too bad! Your story about the students fearing their teacher's torture was very funny, but if you carry on like this people will think you are serious! I do not torture any of my students except maybe when I make them sing (great you know for learning a language) or worse yet, when they have to listen to me sing! But really, the only thing is as a teacher I have become stricter with spelling (I can say, "I have become a stickler for spelling")because I came to realize that in the past I was too lenient on my students, to their detriment. This, and that if you're studying a subject you simply must do the homework that is assigned- this is a way of respecting your teacher and showing that you are determined to improve. Teachers rarely seek financial reward-though for foreigners here in Taiwan it is possible-what we want is to see our students wide-eyed and enthusiastic. Of course, this means we teachers have to make our lessons interesting and motivating! I don't mind being a cheerleader, "Add oil, add oil!" because language learning can be tough, but when I have to continually coax homework or effort out of a student then I feel like a dentist extracting a tooth-thus the student feels like a victim, and since most teachers don't fancy dentistry, it is torture for the teacher as well..

hello,james.The photo's treasure inside must be;Teacher Nick says:oops.....,and Teacher Amy says:duh...., is my answer correct?Linda. Taipei

Hello james I put my cursor upon the photo and find the treasure. But i do not understand what is the meaning? Judy

Hellow James :) The picture you show us is very fascinating. I love it. A very simple one but fascinating. I especially noticed the chairs and the tapestry on the wall in the background. The woman and the man looking in different directions: it means they are very strick and serious. Are they both Cinese?

Mr. James I don't understand what do you want to say. I stayed my cursor on photo and don't see anything. is this joke ? Thank you

Hahaha, Nick, when I saw the picture on this blog, I thought to myself, "Oops, you were James victims yesterday!" :) I know you never torture your students and you are the least serious and strict teacher I have met. Remember, you didn't ask me to sing or....force me to listen to you sing, Right? :)

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