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Monthly Archive October, 2010


October 27, 2010

Someone suggested today that I would make a good school counselor. I guess they saw my interest in and willingness to connect to kids — people really but kids mostly. I don’t know. The thought of going back to school is daunting and really it’s far too early on this little experiment.

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Why are we importing skilled workers, instead of growing our own?

October 23, 2010

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa category in the United States under the Immigration & Nationality Act, section 101(a)(15)(H). It allows U.S. employers to seek temporary help from skilled foreigners who have the equivalent U.S. Bachelor’s Degree education. H-1B employees are employed temporarily in a job category that is considered by the U.S. Citizenship & […]

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Quality education for me, but not for thee

Link: Quality education for me, but not for thee If Bill Gates is adamant that American public schools are broken, why doesn’t he look at the schools where his H1B visa holders have come from? Do they use his DVD player model, where one good teacher’s lectures are recorded for use in many classrooms? Or […]

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mixing and matching

October 17, 2010

You learn something new everyday in this gig, especially working with experienced, creative teachers and energetic students. Trying to get some reluctant learners (fidgety insecure/unconfident boys) on track, we tried pairing with strong learners (girls, as it happens) but it showed mixed results. The girls were quite capable of completing the tasks on their own […]

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