One of the highlights of our 2019 was to meet so many like-minded people at the AFS conference in Montreal. And as we noticed at conferences before, One Globe Kids seemed to be the only global education program focussing on the roots of global citizenship: confidence in contact in young children. Having diverse friends is … Continue reading One Globe Kids lays the foundation for global citizenship 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
#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
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
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
It might be summer break in many places around the globe, here we worked hard to get our promo video out. Enjoy!
No summer travel plans? Kids with lots of energy? A globally-minded, after dinner dance party could be your lifesaver! Pharrell William’s “Happy” song has spread like wildfire, even appearing on Oprah, but that doesn’t mean it’s old news. With cover videos continually uploaded from around the globe, people everywhere are using the song to show … Continue reading “Happy” Summer: Dance Around the World!
Did you know that it is very easy to give your favorite app as a gift? Would you like to make someone happy with our app to make new friends around the globe? Here is how to do it! (Before you get all excited, there is one thing to keep in mind. The country you … Continue reading The gift of One Globe Kids Friendship: send an iTunes gift card
At the Drongo Festival for Multilingualism in Amsterdam last month, One Globe Kids left discussions of all the high-level, career-improving benefits of speaking more than one language to the adults. Our activity in the KinderLab was a success because it focused on one thing: More Languages = More Friends! The more languages you speak, the … Continue reading Speak More Languages, Make More Friends
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