When I received an email last April about applications for the Young Economic Summit program, there was no question I wanted my students to participate. I’ll be honest – they had me at “Free trip to Germany.” I didn’t really think through the drawbacks, like planning for a sub (for…Read More
I visited Amman in March of 2019 to run a two-day College Board AP Economics workshop for teachers from all over the Middle East. About half were Americans teaching abroad, and about half were from the countries where they taught. We had great conversations about culture and politics – and…Read More
I visited the school below, in Munich, as part of my TOP program in August 2013. The school was very high-tech, and the students were very direct and well-spoken. It was interesting to learn about apprenticeship programs and meet young people who were excited about very diverse career paths, like…Read More
In 2006, I was co-leader of a second People to People trip, this time to St. Petersburg. We visited a variety of schools, and I taught a lesson about the Great Depression and the New Deal at an all-girls school focused on the humanities. When I left St. Petersburg, I…Read More
In Summer 2010, I participated in an Economics International trip to South Africa, where I spent two weeks learning about the economy and the public education system. It was fun to watch students learn many of the same economics lessons, from the trade game below to the monetary equation of…Read More
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