Category Archives: Teachers

Global Education Is Patriotic. Nationalist Rhetoric Does Not Benefit Our Students

(Author’s note: President Trump recently railed against “globalism” and proudly labeled himself to be a “nationalist”. This concerned me greatly, particularly as I thought about courageous educators with whom I’m working across all 50 states: How do you continue developing thoughtful, empathetic global citizens in your classroom when the leader of the United States seems to…

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Fall 2018 Updates

If I’ve spoken with you in the past 6+ months, you may know that I am deep in two major themes/projects: At the intersection of global competence/citizenship and diversity, equity, inclusion. Events like the white supremacist rally one year ago in Charlottesville spurred my focus to greater intensity, and having the honor of attending the opening of…

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What Is Your Life’s Blueprint? Wisdom from Dr. King

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, I love to join service efforts in my local community AND I’m always fascinated to dig deeper into the treasure of words and wisdom Dr. King shared. These inevitably go far beyond “I Have a Dream,” to reveal complex thinking, scholarship, and resolve, each at a remarkably profound…

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Lessons from Netflix & The Little Prince

Netflix has a “culture” document that’s achieved great notoriety from diverse organizations and has even spawned a new book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, published this week. Its core elements, might be summarized as “Radical Honesty.” Lately, I’ve been thinking and speaking about “Radical Hospitality,” where opening our kitchen table or other safe…

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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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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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