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Reflections on MAIS ROME 2019 Conference

I’m back home, tired and happy, after spending the last few days in Rome for the Mediterranean Association of International Schools annual conference. I wanted to make a THANK YOU tweet, but realized I had too much to say and to process for a tweet to do it justice. I gave four workshop sessions plus…

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Summary/Examples of Speaking Engagements & Trainings from Fall 2019

People have been asking about some of my speaking engagements, work with teachers and training programs this fall. Themes I speak about generally examine global, cultural and racial competence – and particularly how these intersect. Here’s a sampling of some of the topics, venues and formats: The school year and launch of Global Kids kicked off…

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Global Kids is HERE!!

My long-awaited, labor of love project, Global Kids (created with a team of dedicated, thoughtful, diligent women) is finally HERE!! I’ll be be sharing more about the many amazing people who offered thoughtful contributions from their cultures and fields of expertise, as well as behind-the-scenes lessons we learned and take-aways parents and educators can use…

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Feedback on a Day-Long Workshop

I recently received this generous comment from English Language Arts teacher Gretchen Miller after she took my day-long course called “Explore and Integrate Transformative Elements of Global Citizenship into Curriculum and Mindsets”: “After 12 years of teaching on three continents I feel, deeply, the vital responsibility to instill global and cultural competence in my students. During…

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The Icing on the Cake? Or the Cake?

Earlier this year, during a webinar I facilitated with the NEA Foundation on how to gain buy-in for global learning with outstanding teachers from across the U.S., one very engaged educator cited (with frustration) the push back she’s getting from colleagues. She’s hearing that global and cultural competence seem like “the icing on the cake, but…

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Notre Dame Academy – growing globally!

It’s been great working with Notre Dame Academy’s Center for Global Leadership as an adviser to their growing program; I’ve really enjoyed getting to know their staff, students and parent community. The collaboration between diverse interests at this all-girls school to advance global competence serves as a great model for how schools with even a modest…

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