Educating an American child in China

So which works better: memorization or discovery on your own, self-discipline or creativity? This, to vastly oversimplify, is the crux of the debate between models of education in Asia and the West. As an educator who has taught at every level from middle school to...

People Just Like You and Me

With the drumbeat of fear on both sides, it’s almost impossible for any of us in the U.S. to meet a North Korean, much less share insights and come to see them as people like ourselves. Yet in 1987, I was lucky enough to do just that. I was teaching English at the...