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July 09, 2014

World Cup Wonders

Worldwide competitive events provide multiple opportunities to explore global content such as international relations, geography, economics, the origin and history of games, and the qualities of collaboration and sportsmanship. Terri Marini of MindWorks Resources explains how she teaches youth to investigate the world by asking questions about the World Cup.

May 21, 2014

Global and Competition: Two Dirty Words in Education

Two words seem to resonate across the country as dirty words: "competition" and "global." Heather Singmaster keeps hearing that the message must focus on cooperation instead of competition and that global is perceived as a dirty word in many communities. But is she really swearing like a sailor?

April 05, 2014

Four Reasons Why You Should Teach About Religion in School

Teaching about religion is essential to the creation of respectful learning environments that adequately prepare students for an increasingly diverse and connected world.

February 08, 2014

Diversity Education Goes for the Gold!

Through Olympic-themed lessons, you can promote respect for religious and other forms of diversity while developing healthy habits, good character, and essential academic skills. Such lessons can easily be integrated into the regular school day because of their academic content and their potential for alignment with Common Core State Standards. They also lend themselves well to afterschool programs, which can put more emphasis on physical movement and interaction.

January 18, 2014

Sister City Educational Exchanges

Infographic: The United States has nearly 2,000 Sister City partnerships--connect your school to one.

January 11, 2014

Sprouting Ideas: Integrate Global Agriculture Into Teaching

Previously, we shared how food production and distribution is—and has for centuries—been a global issue. Today's blog post is dedicated to putting those ideas to practice in the classroom.

November 18, 2013

Five Facts About the U.S. You Should Know -- And One You Can't Ignore

One million data points show a stunning gap between demands of the global economy and workforce preparedness.

July 24, 2013

The Global-Learning Twitterati

Literati, derived from Latin, means "acquainted with letters." In historical times, it referred a well-educated class who held an elite status in society. Twitterati are well acquainted with letters, too: 140 at a time, as the social media giant Twitter dictates. Global Learning Twitterati, as I d...

July 10, 2013

Global Curricula: How to Choose and What to Use

A starting point for how to plan engaging, real-world lessons in the next school year.

June 14, 2013

Service Learning in Action: The International Bank of Bob

Put service learning into action with The International Bank of Bob.

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