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Durban, South Africa

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.

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Amman, Jordan

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 how to teach concepts like…

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Munich, Germany

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 becoming a metalsmith. It struck…

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Chontala, Guatemala

The next two photos are from my trip to Chontala in Fall 2010. The school had very few supplies and only served elementary children (older students have to find a way to attend school in a larger town), but the teacher we met was incredibly warm and excited for his students, who were nearly all…

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St. Petersburg, Russia

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 could not stop wondering why…

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Durban, South Africa

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 exchange. The teacher below, from…

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Beijing, China

The first three photos are from a school in Beijing. I was on an educators’ trip with the People to People Ambassador program in 2005, and we got to sit in on classes and talk with the students. They were funny, bright, respectful and very interested in learning more about us. Their teacher, who had…

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