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

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

“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

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

Play in multiple languages in the 21st century

Last week somehow seemed to be all about languages. September 26th, was (and will be next year) European Day of Languages: “Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe”. … Continue reading Play in multiple languages in the 21st century

We #Play2Learn! Do you?

We are a #Play2Learn Re-Imagine Learning Pacesetter! Starting in June this year, we worked on getting all our input ready for the Re-Imagine Learning Challenge, a competition by The LEGO Foundation and Ashoka who are teaming up in an effort to transform the way the world learn. After weeks of receiving great feedback on One Globe Kids as … Continue reading We #Play2Learn! Do you?