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

“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!

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

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!)

Global Education: The DigiTods are coming!


You might know our Story: One Globe Kids started out years ago as an idea to develop an international book series for children. It soon turned into a digital story series, to be shared on the iPad and iPhone for children by children. Today, One Globe Kids is a Digital Education Platform, build around global … Continue reading Global Education: The DigiTods are coming!

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