Monthly Archives: October 2013

Avoiding the GERM in Education Reform

I had the chance to join a large education conference in Bangkok last week during our semester break. The main speaker was Pasi Sahlberg who is a scholar and educator from Finland. For the last 10 years or so, Finland … Continue reading

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The Life You Choose: Lessons from Aung San Suu Kyi

I consider Aung San Suu Kyi to be one of the most inspiring and dynamic leaders alive today. She is humble and gentle but utterly indefatigable. The trials she has faced in service to the people of Myanmar are matched … Continue reading

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Einstein and My Return To Physics

I spent 10 years of my childhood three doors down from where Einstein lived in Princeton, New Jersey. There were often people outside Einstein’s house taking pictures, video crews, and once a peculiar man who asked me if I had … Continue reading

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Lessons from Improv for life in Thailand

When I was in college I used one of my electives to take Improvisation. I heard they play games the entire class like the classic show Whose Line Is It Anyway, so it sounded like a good idea. Before I … Continue reading