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Step Outside Our Bubbles to Grow Good Kids

Following the 2016 US Presidential election it became clear that Americans, many of whom idealized a diverse, pluralistic, open-minded nation, had long – a really long – way to go. Pundits concluded that we lived in “bubbles” that don’t overlap information, media, friendships, or conversations. This seems like a fundamental issue that global citizenship, or raising…

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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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This book is, by far, the best book I’ve ever read…

… about early elementary global education. … It’s a wonderful thing to receive such amazing accolades for our new book, The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners, especially when coming from such a respected source as Dr. Jessie Voigts of WanderingEducators.com (and many others, like Ken Kay, Yong Zhao, Tony Wagner, Heidi Hayes-Jacobs, School Library…

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How ANY Classroom Can Become a Global Classroom—In Five Easy Steps

(I wrote this post for National Geographic Education’s blog in the spring. Thanks to all the readers who made this one of their most widely read articles ever! Here’s the link to the original piece, or read it below. Thanks for stopping by!) An ongoing communication with an enthusiastic social studies teacher in a large…

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