Unless we create an environment where everyone is guaranteed some minimum capabilities through some guarantee of minimum income, education, and healthcare, we cannot say that we have fair competition. -Ha-Joon Chang, 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism When people debate equality and fairness (especially in the U.S.), many voice support for equality of opportunity and … Continue reading Quoterday – Equality of Opportunity
Teenage Ian thought he knew the trappings of his future ideal life. “I'll have a huge house, an awesome car, a beautiful wife, and a job that pays for all of it and then some. Paychecks with zeroes for days!” I’m shocked at how far my dreams have shifted in the last 10 years. My … Continue reading The Blessings of a Walkable City
No two journeys are ever alike, because no two pupils are ever alike. Daniel Quinn - My Ishmael I've written a lot about my self-improvement journey. Whether through diet, exercise, meditation, happiness habits, or new teaching ideas, I try to live my life 1% better every day. But I also recognize this journey as my … Continue reading Quoterday – No Journey Alike
Some people ask me how I teach lessons in my class. How are they structured? So today, using PPT slides, I will show you the progression of a 50-minute class. I taught this lesson two weeks ago to first-graders. In my class, first-grade Unit 1 focuses on practical and informal English. As a result, the … Continue reading A Sample Lesson – Introductions
Wonderful things are especially wonderful the first time they happen, but their wonderfulness wanes with repition. -Daniel Gilbert, Stumbling On Happiness Enjoying holiday candies and cookies can be wonderful. When I am at home and I bite into that first fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie, my taste buds ascend into heaven. A sip of milk makes … Continue reading Quoterday – How Wonderful Are Wonderful Things?