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We Stood Up – Civil Rights Education Audio Anthology

As we embark on 2017, I’m reflecting on the notion that our role as educators (whether we are formal or informal teachers) to build reasoning and analytical skills, illuminate historical experiences, and strengthen empathy across perspectives feels more crucial than ever. With the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and Black History Month around the…

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#NCGS, #IREX, #IAWF, #SXSWEDU, #SXSWi, Beijing… Anyone Going?

I haven’t updated my speaking calendar on this website in a while, but between getting snowed in with the record storm last weekend, and the sheer anticipation of meeting and learning from amazing people around the world over the next few weeks, I’m excited to share a few upcoming events. Some of my most fulfilling…

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What Do We Mean When We Talk About Global Education?

What talk about global ed

(For International Education Week, the online magazine Education Week’s Global Learning page (curated by the Asia Society) featured this piece I wrote, sharing some of the conundrum we face in global education.) At the recent Global Education Forum hosted by Asia Society and the Penn Graduate School of Education, I posed a question that’s been…

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Summertime with Kids: A Trip Around the World Via Local Neighborhoods

The internet is lighting up with things to do with the kids during our northern hemisphere summer vacation. There’s something for every helicopter- or free-range, unschooling- or intense-schooling parent; and yes, something for the “global” parents too.  Breaking out the passports and traveling abroad is the ideal, but for most families tickets to overseas destinations…

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Dubai

We’ve been having a great time in Dubai, mostly seeing far-flung family that converged for an amazing wedding, then continuing post-wedding partying and EATING until LATE each night with ambitious plans in the morning.

Last night I had the pleasure and honor to speak to parents and some staff at the American School of Dubai in between many festivities, including a party on a dhow that set sail around the Dubai “Creek” from around 10:00 pm for dinner Then pretty early in the a.m. we set off for the old gold souk (market).

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