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

Having Muslim friends removed my fear

One Globe Kids focuses on cross-group friendship because it’s the most powerful way to move beyond prejudice. Researchers describe the mechanisms through which this occurs as building affective bonds, self-disclosure, trust, anxiety and empathy. I describe them a little differently. I feel emotionally connected to my friends because we share things about ourselves, which makes … Continue reading Having Muslim friends removed my fear

How Kids do Chores Around the Globe

Helping at home is a universal thing.  (However much my own kids wish it weren’t!) Every family is different, and every child helps in their own way.  But, working together to keep our homes happy and healthy (aka: chores) is one important thing we all have in common. Here are some of the things that … Continue reading How Kids do Chores Around the Globe

It’s crazy how similar we all really are

I was 15 years old the first time I went to France.  Before I left Wisconsin, I distinctly remember driving in the car with my mother and thinking, “Really, how different could it be?  There will be streets and houses and sidewalks, just like here.”  Well, it was really different – the streets weren’t asphalt, … Continue reading It’s crazy how similar we all really are

Recording Gabou’s Haitian Story in Dutch (plus a surprise!)

Last night I hopped on my ‘moederfiets’ (mother bike)* and headed over to meet Julie and her parents.  Julie will be the Dutch voice of Gabou from Haiti in the OGK series! I had done a short presentation about One Globe Kids for her class at school, which also happens to be the same school … Continue reading Recording Gabou’s Haitian Story in Dutch (plus a surprise!)

What goes into each One Globe Kids story?

Like many things in life, you don’t realize how complicated and involved a particular project can be until you find yourself smack-dab in the middle of it. One Globe Kids is no exception, although definitely more fun than building a new bathroom from the studs up (so I’ve heard…)         Each story … Continue reading What goes into each One Globe Kids story?

Exploring the world one friend at a time: A few things I’ve learned while making One Globe Kids

Besides all the technical things I’ve learned making One Globe Kids (such as how to try and anticipate what a child will do before they do it and make sure you’re physically in a good location for getting an interesting photo of it in a location you’re visiting for the first time), I’ve learned many … Continue reading Exploring the world one friend at a time: A few things I’ve learned while making One Globe Kids

One Globe Kids: An Adventure-filled Journey

Since I started working on One Globe Kids some three plus years ago, I have traveled to 7 countries and spent time with 14 incredible children and their families.  I have hired four translators, spent 104 hours in airplanes, and filled five and a half pages in my passport.  I have recorded 24 different children, … Continue reading One Globe Kids: An Adventure-filled Journey