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Bayer Smiling Kiddie Einsteins

Illustrations by Marianne Faith Reyes
Layout by Jerito Dela Cruz

The average adult heart beats 72 times per minute, 4,320 times per hour, 103,680 times per day, 37,843,200 times per year and 2,838,240,000 times in an average lifetime (37,843,200 beats per year x 75).

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

The 2014 Governors’ Leadership Training Summit


Gathering over hundreds of participants across the country and building intact and sustainable rapport among attendees while instilling values and qualities of an ideal leader, this year’s Governors’ Leadership Training Summit (GOLTS) marked another prominent event in its pursuit of crossing more and more borders. GOLTS 2014 was held October 24-26 at the very scenic and sheltered Camp Benjamin, Alfonso, Cavite.

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Learning | Read More »

Amy Tan’s joy is in telling stories

GLOBALLY acclaimed novelist Amy Tanmeets the students of International School Manila, where her books are assigned

When Amy Tan was in high school, she wanted to be like the “worldly kids who wore fur coats and smoked.” Tan is the writer of “The Joy Luck Club,” her first book that became an international best seller, and 11 other titles that include two children’s books.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Serving young learners with special needs

TAN WITH National Book Store’s Miguel Ramos and his mom, Swatch Philippines president Virgie S. Ramos

Amy Tan gave up her doctoral program in linguistics after the murder of a good friend and roommate of hers and her husband Lou DeMattei. The friend had wanted to go into the field of disability, in particular to make computerized equipment for people with special needs. He was murdered when he moved into a new apartment. It was such a tragic event that it made Tan think about what she had wanted to do with her life as compared to what their friend had wanted to do with his.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

What are students reading these days, if at all?


Teaching is not always exciting and stimulating in class, with great intellectual ideas and perspectives bouncing back and forth. There are times when a professor can be quite exasperated at having to face the reality that many students, even graduate students, simply do not read.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »