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

Soon: talking Globe Smart at TEDxEde

Over millions of years humans have learned to be wary of things that feel foreign, to back away rather than approach. In Anne’s view, in our globalized world, this is no longer a smart instinct. World citizens of the future will be happier and more successful when they are Globe Smart. While Anne is busy … Continue reading Soon: talking Globe Smart at TEDxEde

A tool to teach empathy, clothed in an app costume

There is a need for teaching empathy We imagine a future in which our globe’s children work together to find sustainable solutions to the tragic problems of poverty and inequality that have plagued us for too long. The best way to create this future is to make it a discussion that children can be a part … Continue reading A tool to teach empathy, clothed in an app costume

Innovation in Global Education

The Innovation in Education 2014 trade show (IPON2014) takes place every two years in The Netherlands, and this week One Globe Kids joined in the fun! Our small stand attracted hundreds of teachers, student teachers, school directors and ICT directors from across The Netherlands and Belgium (and even a small contingent from the Czech Republic!).   … Continue reading Innovation in Global Education

How to Reduce Prejudice? What the Research Tells Us

If we’re serious about creating a better world for our kids (and we are), we need a serious plan with proven strategies for reducing prejudice. Most of what I do at One Globe Kids is focused on creating a positive, virtual cross-cultural experience for children.  The app is designed to simulate a real friendship with … Continue reading How to Reduce Prejudice? What the Research Tells Us