Category Archives: In Guangzhou

Stepping in it: preface to a risky post

A little over a year ago I was conducting my first research interview in Sweden. My research there focuses on the way that school principals mange the diversity of their student populations (most schools were at least 50% first or … Continue reading

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Hösten i Sverige

Back to Sweden. We’ve been here about 52 hours and have slept for approximately 26 of those. It’s nice to be back and see our friends. The kids wanted to go straight back to school our first day back (school … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss: Lost in Translation

I am a fan of Seuss. Green Eggs and Ham was the first book I can remember reading independently. Jie-jie started reading with Hop on Pop. Horton, the Lorax and the Cat in the Hat are all staples at our … Continue reading

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Guangzhou whirlwind

Apologies for the lack of posting. Things were just crazy. We enjoyed a few days in Hong Long but with the jetlag and several dinner meetings the days really flew by and the next thing I knew I was on … Continue reading

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Morning Exercises, June 2009

On international children’s day, the kindergarten held an open house for the parents. This provided me with an opportunity to film the morning exercise routine. I am a huge fan of morning exercises – a good 15 minutes of rhythm, … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Number One Canteen

Here are a couple of clips (May 2010) of the noodle station at the number one canteen. I ate lunch there 2-3 times a week. The last few weeks in China I borrowed a video camera from a friend so … Continue reading

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A civilized guangzhou, part II

During our year in Guangzhou in this blog post I noted the public service announcements calling for the local citizenry to help and bring about a more “civilized guangzhou.” In preparation for the Asian Olympic Games which occurred this past … Continue reading

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