Guest blogger Tom Nagorski describes how a Houston school taking a global learning approach goes from being on a "death march" to "exemplary."
A perspective building exercise in the classroom helps students better understand the world outside the classroom.
A look at two universities working to ensure our teachers are globally competent.
The U.S. Department of Education shares their international strategy, Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement.
The U.S. education system is undergoing a revival—one that returns us to our roots of tradition.
A student shares his perspective on international travel and we share some opportunities for your students.
How can we raise our children to see various sides of contentious situations as the Founding Fathers and Mothers would have wanted them to, and to effectively, accurately express their views?
After a trip abroad with students, it is useful to reflect on what was learned and how to improve for next time. Here, Jessica Keigan, a secondary language arts teacher at Horizon High School in Thornton, CO, does just that with some lessons for all of us. By Jessica Keigan This past summer and spring, my school participated in a German American Partnership Program exchange. It has been nearly three months since I (along with ten high school students and the German teacher from my school) returned from our month of study and cultural immersion in Mühldorf am Inn in ...
“A half-century ago, the U.S. was the undisputed leader in education—the first country to achieve universal secondary education and the first to make college broadly accessible. Today, other countries are leap-frogging the U.S. on global measures of student skills and knowledge. A World-Class Education is a book I recommend to learn more about what other countries are doing.” – Bill Gates Thus starts Bill Gates’ personal review of Asia Society senior advisor Vivien Stewart’s book, A World-Class Education (ASCD, 2012). Why is he reading this book? Here’s some context. Asia Society, led by then-vice...
There was a great rush in the last few years to create Chinese language programs in schools. China's rise as an economic powerhouse is undeniable, and parents understand that proficiency in two (or more) languages will give their children an advantage in the future workplace. But as the quantity of Chinese programs rise, it's unclear whether the quality is also on an upward swing. My colleague Chris Livaccari shares his observations and offers some advice. I've visited many language programs across the country in recent years, and have—for better or for worse—instinctively divided them into two categories....