Why I support Globe Smart Kids – Chipo Nyambuya, Board Director


Globe Smart Kids helps turn my emotions into action I always tell people I was third culture before third culture was a thing. My mother is from Liberia, my father is from Zimbabwe, and I was born in the United States. I’ve grown up in Liberia and Ohio. Other than having identity issues and embodying … Continue reading Why I support Globe Smart Kids – Chipo Nyambuya, Board Director

Diverse friendships are good for kids (and require confidence!) – Part 1/2


All of us belong to different groups – social, ethnic, racial, economic, religious, etc. Yet often, many, or most, of our close friends are members of our same groups. Growing up, every child I knew was white and certainly all of my close friends. But it doesn’t need to be like that for my children. Actually, … Continue reading Diverse friendships are good for kids (and require confidence!) – Part 1/2

We need Multicultural Books to celebrate the Foreign and the Familiar


This post was written as a Guest Blog for the Mulitcultural Children’s Book Day website, posted on Jan 26th, 2017 We are drawn to books that feel familiar Research says that we feel most safe and comfortable around the things and people we know well, that feel familiar to us. We find them in our … Continue reading We need Multicultural Books to celebrate the Foreign and the Familiar

NEW FRIEND – Larasati in Indonesia


Larasati’s My Indonesia is the latest addition to the One Globe Kids virtual friends series and the first Muslim friend to tell you about her life. Go on an adventure Your day in Indonesia will start with Larasati waking up and ends with her family’s bedtime routine. Her story will take you to her school and … Continue reading NEW FRIEND – Larasati in Indonesia

Power of Storytelling in 2nd grade : A Classroom Case Study


A UN International School The United Nations International School in New York City has been educating children about ‘the world we share’ from 1947. The school was originally founded by UN employees looking for a more global education for their children. The school’s mission statement underlines the strong focus on everything “Globe Smart”: “Under the … Continue reading Power of Storytelling in 2nd grade : A Classroom Case Study

# FriendsUniteNow – Fight Racism & Prejudice Together


#FriendsUniteNow Friends united for fun, United for good times, United against racism and prejudice. What is this movement about? #FriendsUniteNow uses the general awesomeness of diverse friendships to stand up to racism and prejudice. (Oh, and it’s based on 70 years of research into intergroup contact and prejudice reduction. So this is not just a feel-good campaign. … Continue reading # FriendsUniteNow – Fight Racism & Prejudice Together

“All about me” printable for the diverse classroom


We are excited to announce the first One Globe Kids printable: All about me. A page for children to share Globe Smart details about themselves, and to spearhead classroom conversation about who we are, how we are all the same and how we are all unique and different. Add yourself to the One Globe Kids friends … Continue reading “All about me” printable for the diverse classroom

GlobalMindEd 2016: Creating Access, Equity and Inclusion


Lisa Petro of Know My World visited the GlobalMindEd conference last week and we thank her for sharing her experience here on the One Globe Kids blog! “Global Learning is about understanding your place in the world as an equal.” – Dr. Tonya Muro, i-EARN Executive Director, Global MindEd Conference 2016 On June 9th and … Continue reading GlobalMindEd 2016: Creating Access, Equity and Inclusion

Global education for grades 1 – 4: A Classroom Case Study


A diverse school district + 10 Global Connectors The motto of Bentonville public schools in Arkansas is “Excellence With Every Step”.  This symbolizes their innovating approach and dedication to “educating all students for a successful future in a changing world, preparing the youth of [their] community to become caring, contributing citizens, and creating and maintaining exemplary … Continue reading Global education for grades 1 – 4: A Classroom Case Study

An Academics’ Choice Award for One Globe Kids


It’s GOLDEN! We are excited to announce that One Globe Kids has been honored with a 2016 Academics’™ Choice Smart Media Award, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. You have probably seen these black/golden awards on toys and books, but they can also be earned by … Continue reading An Academics’ Choice Award for One Globe Kids