Emperor Ming of Han Honored His Teacher and Listened to Advisers

Liu Zhuang (28-75 AD), the second emperor of the Eastern Han Dynasty, became known after his demise as Emperor Ming of Han. “Ming” means “understanding” and “bright” in Chinese. It was during his reign (57-75 AD) that Buddhism began to spread into China. The following stories reveal his respectfulness and willingness to listen to advisers. …

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The Global Search for Education: Dear Parents – A Conversation with Tracey Burns

“Children from non-traditional families, for example – single parent, multi-racial, same sex parents, have the right to see their family structure acknowledged and respected.” The institution of marriage itself is changing, and Tracey Burns at the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) believes “schools need to take these changes into account.” There are …

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Philosophy on Literacy

It will be my responsibility as a teacher of language arts to challenge, motivate, and support students in becoming proficient readers, writers, speakers, listeners, and thinkers. The common goal for students is to become independent readers and writers, but the paths that they will take to achieve this goal will be very varied. Students’ learning …

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Yang Zhen: ‘Heaven Knows, Earth Knows, You Know, and I Know’

Yang Zhen was from Huayin County (now in Shanxi Province) in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD). He was well-known for his knowledge and wisdom, but what made him stand out as a respectable figure in history was his honesty and uprightness. Yang’s quote “Heaven knows, earth knows, you know, and I know” has become …

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