The Journey Begins

I hope to (help) create a new school in China.

I may fail.

The challenges are daunting. 

  1. Schools in China are complicated to launch.
  2. There are many great education entrepreneurs there already.
  3. I’m an American based in Boston.

Just to name a few…

I’ll elaborate on these (and many more challenges) in the coming weeks.

With that said, I do have a few things in my  favor.

  1. I’ve collaborated with others to open several schools in the past 18 years, in 6 countries.  Elementary school, middle school, high school, even a graduate school of education. I’ve learned a lot from my mistakes and successes.
  2. I’ve met talented educators and entrepreneurs in Shanghai, Shenzen, Ningbo, and Beijing, who have been generous with encouragement and caution in equal doses, and advice.
  3. I have a large network of unusually skilled American teachers and school leaders, some of whom want the adventure of working in a new land.

Back in 2008, I created a blog that chronicled the creation of this place.  Blogging helped me do that start-up.  First, writing forced me to clarify my ideas.  Second, I built a small tribe of readers, who provided all sorts of helpful ideas, critiques, and introductions.

Maybe that can happen again.  Hence: this blog.  I invite you to sign up for it, on the right hand side of your screen.





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