By: Jason McKenna. Continuous acknowledgment of the power of a robust curriculum that enables teachers to have meaningful interactions with their students will lead to change, no matter how fast and varied our technological terrain becomes.
In Reggio Emilia, an early childhood approach that has evolved over the past 50 years, schooling is based on the pedagogies of listening and relationships. A great deal of children’s work is done in small groups, grounded in meaningful projects. Learn more here.
By: Jason Agins. I’ve discovered that most of my students are fascinated to learn about other parts of the world and I’ve discovered some effective ways to teach them how people live, communicate and think in vastly different parts of the world.
In this episode of the podcast, Tom sits down with Daniel to learn more about his life as an international educator, the American School of Paris, Daniel's goals and challenges and what he thinks all American educators should know about international education.
By: Kate Stringer. The BASIS network is moving toward creating what the network hopes will be a more empathetic student population ready to tackle global issues. Learn more about their approach here.
Shifting towards a focus on lifelong learning and well-rounded individuals, China is updating their learning goals and graduation portfolio. The new framework acknowledges that growth is a lifelong process that can be taught and studied, first in the home and at school, and then perfected throughout one’s life.
At a time when global issues seem closer to home than ever before, we’ve been grateful for the opportunity to spend a week looking at how we can help our students develop cultural competencies. Here are 21 resources to fuel continued thought and effort.
By: Cleary Vaughan-Lee. How integrating stories of migration, climate change and language loss, can create real context and global-to-local connections for students.
Teacher blogger Rachelle Dene Poth shares how Project-Based Learning can help bring global connectivity to students and 5 steps to get started.