Monday, February 20, 2017

Human Excellence-4: LESSONS TO LEARN FROM THE JAPANESE

LESSONS  TO LEARN FROM THE JAPANESE


Some very good and interesting points Japanese children learn in schools and follow in life.

1 - Japanese children clean their schools every day for a quarter of an hour with teachers which has led to the emergence of a Japanese generation that is modest and keen on cleanliness.

2  Any Japanese citizen who has a dog must carry a special bags to pick up dog droppings. Hygiene and their eagerness to address cleanliness is part of Japanese ethics.

3 - The hygiene worker in Japan is called "health engineer" and can command salary of USD 5000 to 8000 per month, and a cleaner is subjected to written and oral tests!!

4 - Japan does not have any natural resources, and they are exposed to hundreds of earthquakes a year, but it did not prevent her from becoming the fourth largest economy in the world.

5 - Hiroshima returned to what it was, economically vibrant before the fall of the atomic bomb in just ten years.

6 - Japan prevents the use of mobiles in trains and restaurants.

7 – In Japan , students from the first to sixth primary years must learn ethics in dealing with people.

8 - The Japanese, even though they are one of the richest people in the world, do not have servants and the parents are responsible for the house and children.

9 - There is no examination from the first to the third primary level; because the goal of education is to instill concepts and character building, not just examination and indoctrination.

10 - If you go to a buffet restaurant in Japan you will notice people only eat as much as they need without any waste. No wasteful food.

11 - The rate of delayed trains in Japan is about 7 seconds per year!! They appreciate the value of time, very punctual to minutes and seconds

12 - Children brush their teeth after a meal at school; They maintain their health from an early age.

13 -  Students take half an hour to finish their meals to ensure right digestion. When asked about this concern, they said: These students are the future of Japan

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Words of Wisdom-150: Malala Yousafzai

With GUNS you can kill terrorists.
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Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Noble Laureate and Human Rights Activist

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One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions - Dr A P J Abdul Kalam

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Words of Wisdom-149: Chinese Proverb

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere -  Chinese Proverb 

Words of Wisdom-148: Einstein

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school - Einstein

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Words of Wisdom-147: Unknown

Million computers cannot replace one outstanding teacher - Unknown

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