One Globe Kids lays the foundation for global citizenship education


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

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!

Speak More Languages, Make More Friends


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

Indonesian story, Indonesian narrator, and Indonesian food – what could be better?


Today I worked on the recording of Rido reading Aji’s Indonesian story in Dutch. Since Rido is half-Indonesian and half-Dutch, I knew I had the perfect narrator for this story.  Also exciting, his mother has an amazing Indonesian restaurant in The Hague! Marrying a Dutch man was my first introduction to Indonesian food.  While Jan … Continue reading Indonesian story, Indonesian narrator, and Indonesian food – what could be better?

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