Is Ethan ambidextrous?

That little piano-playing genius, Ethan Bortnick, is he ambidextrous?  Piano is much easier for those who are.  So is being a genius, I suspect...

Who's teaching basics now?

Who’s Teaching Basics Now? While surfing teaching job possibilities on various websites before accepting my present posting here in Beijing, I came across an interesting phenomenon. An increasing number of teaching ads are from professional...

Teachers - the "St. Peter Complex"

The other day I listened to a young teacher proclaim triumphantly that she tells four of her struggling students (and I painfully quote verbatim)  "Out!  And don't come back until you can...!"  She sends them to a teacher with even less training. ...

Reversals and Ambdexterity in China

(To get the context, see "Jean's Art" in My Photos...) It's something I'm starting to think of as the "Jean Syndrome".   She just turned six and is absolutley plagued with reversal difficulties.  In only ten months of schooling, this young...

This Year in Hong Kong

Wonderful week in Hong Kong this year.  Once again stayed in the hilltop Tao Fong Shan Christian Center overlooking ShaTin in the New Territories. "Ascension House" is temproarily closed, but this Lutheran Community were kind enough to provide lodging...