Tag Archives: Global education

What Can Our Schools Learn from the Fins?

This six-minute BBC clip (BBC Finland’s Education Success) contains some serious gems gained from learning about what makes some country’s education systems outstanding and why America’s schools have been dropping in global rankings.  Finland’s children have consistently performed at the top of international rankings year after year.  I highlight this trend in Growing Up Global…

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Tell Me Your Story – and Win a Global Giving Gift Card!

Last night I met Connie Duckworth, founder of Arzu Rugs. In the Appendix of Growing Up Global I suggest Arzu among the beautiful ways to adorn your home and support gender equality, so it was very special to meet Connie passing through Philly. Arzu (meaning “hope” in Dari, and Farsi speakers will recognize this word…

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I Love Jane Goodall

If you’ve seen the cover of Growing Up Global, you’ll notice the sunburst with the quote from Dr. Jane Goodall says: “fascinating ideas for giving young people opportunities to become truly global citizens.”  I was over the moon when Dr. Jane offered her feedback from reading a galley copy of the book.  Amidst her grueling…

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