Rethinking P.D. in China

If I’m lucky enough to help start a school in China, I hope to help create some breakthroughs around professional development.

Traditional professional development is venerated in China. But what we know from the USA: it doesn’t work. A mirage.


This is not an education sector problem. See Peak. It’s true of adult development.

What’s one culprit of this PD failure?
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My Favorite Parenting Books

I wrote this about Chinese parents choosing new Chinese private schools and how the demand side might evolve, and this about Panda Moms and how Chinese parenting is changing.

Today I wanted to list 5 American parenting books I have enjoyed, and I think could be useful for Chinese parents too.

1. The Parents We Mean To Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development
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