Category Archives: Professional Development

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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Use Twitter to Create a #Global Classroom!

Don’t let @justinbieber ruin it for you. With 59.8 million Twitter followers as of this writing, the hype around J-Biebs is exactly what drives thoughtful people to run in the opposite direction of a powerful tool for learning and connecting. While some teachers have told me, “I’d never waste my time on Twitter” others I’ve…

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Our GlobalEdToolkit Google Hangout for #BacktoSchool – Linked Here

Thanks to the great initiative of the Multicultural Kid Bloggers network, which I’m delighted to be part of, we had a great 30-minute Google Hangout chat with Kim Vij, from the Educator’s Spin on It. The YouTube video of our chat is HERE. Here’s the Event page where comments can be found: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cap2e0chs44j70155m5qln7lcto And a…

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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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