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Be the dog: efficiency v. effectiveness in embracing the individual

My last post, a while ago, involved my musings of occupying the middle: the idea that we should start using and rather than or and start embracing both ends of a spectrum rather than choosing between them. Today I thought more about … Continue reading

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Occupy the Middle

Today during the meeting of my extracurricular service group – MushieMushie – a group of 11-to-16-year-olds discussed how to merchandise products using our mascot and hero, MushieMan, designed by a NIST alumnus some 5 years ago. While he’s cute, the … Continue reading

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Defining Success

“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the … Continue reading

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Creativity in Education

Why must we make time for creativity in schools? It’s a simple question. But a provocative one. Like other good questions, this question begs additional questions to be asked: What is creativity? What is a school? Should we make time … Continue reading

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Synergy.

This past weekend, International School Bangkok hosted the 4th annual Bangkok ServICE Conference. Connecting students and educators across about a dozen schools, the Conference in its fourth iteration continued to inspire, connect and empower its participants. Including me. The theme … Continue reading

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How I became a global citizen.

Well, this post title is a bit misleading. If I’m truly to reflect on how I became a global citizen, then this post would be really quite short. I was born into this global community in a hospital in Ping-Tung, Taiwan, … Continue reading

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Kony 2012 . . . What about Thailand?

It’s been well over a month since Kony 2012 went completely viral. In fact, if you didn’t already know, Kony 2012 is the most viral video in internet history thus far. Whereas it took Rebecca Black’s “Friday” 45 days to … Continue reading

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