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Barefoot Books – CELEBRATE 25 Years of Meaningful, Beautiful Stories

Barefoot celebration

I’ve been honored to befriend and work with Barefoot Books over the past year. I’m inspired by the sincerity with which the entire team, led by Barefoot’s courageous and wise founder, Nancy Traversy, approaches their work, from publishing gorgeous, globally-inspired titles like The Barefoot Book of Children, their World Atlas, and countless stories. So, I’m…

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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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GEMS for Global Educators

ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine recently devoted an issue to “The Global-Ready Student.” I was honored to contribute an article alongside esteemed global educators like Veronica Boix Mansilla, Tony Jackson, Julie Lindsay and Will Richardson. My article, Every Journey Begins With a Step, consisted of a “primer for building global competence in young students.” Abstract of…

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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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