Why I support Globe Smart Kids – Philip Avery, Dir. of Education


Valuable Academic, Educational and Tech partnerships As Director of Education for a small group of schools in the UK I’m drawn to excellent educational ideas that can involve my students. Linking our student expeditions to Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan in summer 2017 to the work of One Globe Kids by having students create new stories for … Continue reading Why I support Globe Smart Kids – Philip Avery, Dir. of Education

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


Having diverse friends is literally good for kids (and adults). As I explained in Part 1, children with friends outside their own social, ethnic, racial, economic, or religious bubbles develop important skills and abilities that those who stay in their own group bubble won’t. Sounds great, so what’s the problem? The problem is that having … Continue reading Diverse friends are good for kids (and require confidence!) – Part 2/2

Research finds One Globe Kids impacts intercultural competence


New research shows that One Globe Kids can transform how children perceive and interact with the diverse world around them. With support of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, researchers from the University of Kent found how the One Globe Kids program increases intercultural competence in the primary years. Students in the UK participated in … Continue reading Research finds One Globe Kids impacts intercultural competence

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