OSU broadens musical education reach with community school
A new Community Music School at Oklahoma State University open to ages 4 to adults begins next month. Programs offered included youth orchestra, youth choirs, a Suzuki program and a community orchestra. “We have something for almost every age group,” said Meredith Blecha-Wells, director of the OSU Community Music School. “Our goal is to be…

Playing card games can be a unique educational experience for children. The positive effects of games like that can be enormous. Besides the obvious entertainment benefit there are other great benefits that parents and educators must consider. In this article I will explain some of those benefits using popular card games such as Taki (or…

A Gentleman’s Friendship is as Plain as Water
During the Warring States period (475-221 BC), Zhuang Zi said: “A gentleman’s friendship is as plain as water. Friendship among inferiors is as sweet as wine.” Water is colourless and has no taste. It is soft and clear. In ancient China it is recommended that, among gentlemen, one gives priority to righteousness in maintaining friendship,…

Elizabethtown College first in Pa. to offer theater endorsement program for education majors
Students getting a degree in education at Elizabethtown College can now add a theater program endorsement certificate to their studies, the college announced Wednesday. And the college is the first in the Pennsylvania where students can do so, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. “Elizabethtown is proud, reflecting our own commitment to arts education,…

Learning is a process of active engagement with experience. We learn a lot of things unconsciously as well. It starts at birth, when we learn to breathe and feed. Then, we know how to walk and talk as a child. It is the acquisition of knowledge through experience and education. Only when people develop, does…

The Magnanimous Character of Cao Cao and His Great-Grandfather
Cao Jie is an obscure character in Chinese history compared to his illustrious great-grandson, the ruler Cao Cao, but he was well-known for his kindness and generosity among his neighbours. According to the “Continuation of the Book of Han,” Cao Jie’s neighbour once lost a pig, and the neighbor noticed that one of Cao Jie’s…

One of the primary reasons that leads people to feeling underwhelm (instead of ‘just whelmed’) is… Work (or a life) that doesn’t engage your talents, education, or passions. Some people experience the feeling of being underwhelmed for a day or even a week if it’s filled with tasks, requests, and expectations that are menial or…