What was your classroom experience like in elementary school? What does instructional time break down in U.S. classrooms look like for you? What are the key differences in teaching styles between the U.S. and Japan? Why is it problematic when the majority of time is spent on individual work as opposed to group instruction or activities? Which aspects of teacher training and support do you think U.S. teachers would need to change to enable teachers to use the techniques practiced by teachers in China and Japan?