- What do Halloween, population growth, and other global issues have in common?
- The sun had still risen…
- Preparing students for the digital AND GLOBAL world
- Educational Success: Expectations are Key
- Where are you from? Third culture kids
- Race to Nowhere: Can we change the cultural definition of success?
- From the Icelandic Volcano to a World School
- Please, say “thank you.”
- How to give to disaster relief in Japan
- The U.S. must come out of its monocultural cocoon
- It’s Groundhog Day: recognizing cultural differences
- Fortune cookies: the relevance of education
- Hey, why did “they” do THAT to education?
- Want to join the 21st-century coffeehouse for optimizing education?
- What time is it where you are?
Tag Archives: learning
Leadership Day is organized by Scott McLeod: Dangerously Irrelevant (blog on Big Think). Summary of this post: Digital, linguistic, and cross-cultural skills are required for jobs in the global economy; what jobs are actually like in global business, and suggestions for schools. … Continue reading
My experience studying abroad When I studied at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1981-82, I realized that the French system of education (and likely that of other countries) expected a lot more of students compared to the American system. Here’s what … Continue reading
The parent organization in my town showed this film to parents; school administrators attended and answered questions. Thankfully, in my town, people can have such conversations and remain civil. The film focused on students who were highly stressed because of … Continue reading
A year ago, we received daily reports about the effects of the horrible earthquake… not the ones in Christchurch or Sendai, but in Port-au-Prince. And then there was the eruption of the volcano in Iceland, which disrupted aviation for a … Continue reading
A teacher named Dave organized a summer exchange program. My mother saw the ad in the paper, and we hosted a 17-year-old French girl for a month during the summer when I was 15. The next year, the exchange program … Continue reading
Today, my husband and I ate at a Chinese restaurant. Here are our fortunes. “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” Paulo Freire would certainly agree with that. He was a Brazilian educator who taught impoverished peasants … Continue reading
“Chance favors the connected mind.” —Steven Johnson This blog is about the upcoming convergence of technology and globalization with education. The blog’s purposes are: To inform, provide resources, answer questions. To let people from different constituencies (teachers, students, parents, educational technology … Continue reading
This blog is for teachers, parents, students (at least 13 years old), usability specialists, and everyone who’s interested in improving the learning process. We’re living in an interesting time: education must integrate technology and become global. (I’ll explain why I … Continue reading