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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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12 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom: Creating a Global Classroom

(This post originally appeared on EdWeek.com’s Global Learning Blog here.) I met my co-author on Twitter. We hit it off in a series of 140-character communications, where we realized we shared similar values, a vision of bringing global education into classrooms, and that our expertise was complementary. We never met until our book was 90…

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Talking to My Ten-Year Old About the Kidnapping of Nigerian School Girls – #BringBackOurGirls

Beyond our usual “what’s the best thing that happened to you today” conversation at dinnertime, we’ve added some social media sharing  – talking about a video or story that’s gone viral that day. Our first time watching Pharrell’s “Happy” or Kid President’s Pep Talk came after a dinner conversation. It’s a great way to share…

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Make Earth Day a Global Learning Day

(Note: This piece was originally published on Edutopia here) During the first Earth Day in 1970, tens of thousands of Vietnam War protestors took to Central Park in New York and Fairmount Park in Philadelphia calling for peace on earth. Today, the movement has grown substantially and quietly, shifting attention toward the science documenting alarming…

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Example of a Professional Development Workshop – Full Day Program for NYSAIS

Workshop Title: “Launching a Life-Long Process of Global Learning & Citizenship: Best Practices from Growing Up Global for Classroom Engagement” I’ve had the honor of working with schools across the country on globalizing their curriculum, helping teachers gain confidence, tools and vision for bringing global experiences and mindset into their classroom, and even talking to…

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