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    The buffalo knows

    Learningpost, Purich Trivitayakhun, Published on 15/06/2010

    » 'Pat, pat, pat," a trainee-farmer called out, directing his buffalo to turn right. Harnessed with a traditional rope, yoke and plough, the buffalo dutifully turned right without the slightest hesitation and continued ploughing.

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    Expanding your vocabulary

    Learningpost, Timothy Cornwall, PHD, DTM, Published on 15/06/2010

    » Learning new vocabulary is a challenging task that is further complicated when habits that students use to take an unknown word from passive use to active use are not effective.

  • LEARNING

    Charoen Pokphand patriarch at Concordian

    Learningpost, Purich Trivitayakhun, Published on 15/06/2010

    » Recently, Charoen Pokphand Group's chairman and CEO Dhanin Chearavanont appeared at Concordian International School in Bangkok to preside over the graduation ceremony of Grade 12 (Mathayom 6) students. The topic of his speech was "Ethics of Leadership", in which he provided parents and students with keys to lifelong success.

  • LEARNING

    This time, it's the real deal

    Learningpost, Steve Graham, Published on 15/06/2010

    » A new semester and a new set of students, and I am wondering whether my introductory speeches explaining that plagiarism and copying are not welcome in the classroom will be adhered to.

  • LEARNING

    Playing the odds in VEGAS

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 27/06/2010

    » There's barely a week to go before returning to Thailand, and I'm pulling out all stops to cram in as much as I can into my time left here in the United States. One of those activities includes a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas.

  • LEARNING

    Toy & Comic Expo Asia 2010

    Outlook, Published on 28/06/2010

    » After receiving such warm praise for Toy & Comic Expo Asia 2010 in the provinces, the Software Industry Promotion Agency (Sipa) is inviting interested persons to the last leg of the series, to be held at Dhurakij Pundit University, Bangkok, from July 2 to 9. The previous workshops in Chiang Mai, Phuket, Khon Kaen and Nakhon Ratchasima were attended by many students and entrepreneurs on animation and comic character copyrights.

  • LEARNING

    Marshmallow effect

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 15/06/2010

    » While it does not always provide specific tools to improve one's life, psychology does help to create and increase awareness of factors that cultivate an effective and broad range of habits, attitudes and perspectives. Incorporating reputable psychological findings into your lesson plans can help you become a more effective teacher.

  • LEARNING

    HCU does HM the King's philosophy proud

    Learningpost, Purich Trivitayakhun, Published on 15/06/2010

    » Recently, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University (HCU) was awarded the third prize in the 2nd National Best Practice of the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy Contest (Sufficiency Economy Contest) in the Large Businesses category, which was organised by the Office of the Royal Development Projects Board.

  • LEARNING

    Bullets go ballistic

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 15/06/2010

    » I'm sure we are all familiar with how dangerous bullets are, especially in light of the recent civil unrest in Bangkok. Weapons and bullets are designed to maim and kill. The mechanics of how deadly projectiles work make for fascinating science.

  • LEARNING

    It's all well and good

    Learningpost, Heather Vlach, Published on 15/06/2010

    » Grammar is usually all well and good (meaning it is generally okay), but it can possess some shortcomings when uncertainty arises over whether to use "well" or "good" in speaking and writing.

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