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 I was white and certainly all of my close friends. But it doesn’t need to be like that for my children. … Continue reading Diverse friendships are good for kids (and require confidence!) – Part 1/2

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

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

“Happy” Summer: Dance Around the World!


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!

Kids Travel the World Before They Can Read! (Virtually, of course.)


One Globe Kids makes the foreign feel familiar One of our aims is to help children feel capable, willing, and interested in interacting with those they may otherwise have considered “other”.  As the world becomes more interconnected, our kids will need to be able to collaborate with people with very diverse backgrounds. Either because they’ll … Continue reading Kids Travel the World Before They Can Read! (Virtually, of course.)

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

Globe Smart Kids: Skills to Succeed in a Globalized World


When I was growing up, there were two different kinds of smart: “book smart” and “street smart.”  Kids who were book smart were smart in a more traditional sense.  They knew lots of things about many subjects and got A’s in school. (I admit I was one of those.)  Kids who were street smart knew … Continue reading Globe Smart Kids: Skills to Succeed in a Globalized World

10 Global Childrens’ Books: photos and stories from around the world


What do you miss about pre-digital times? Sometimes I wonder…. Will my daughter get that same happy feeling that I used to get whenever my grandma’s postcard landed in the mailbox? She does get postcards from her grandmas. However, she seems more excited when my mom sends her a message through the Talking Tom Cat … Continue reading 10 Global Childrens’ Books: photos and stories from around the world