Global Citizenship, Professional Development, Teacher Leaders

As I set off with my trusty backpack…

I am an explorer. People who know me wouldn’t disagree with the statement and would probably point to my love of travel as evidence. But I would argue that I travel because I am an explorer, not that I am an explorer because I travel. This is a distinction that I wouldn’t have made before… Continue reading As I set off with my trusty backpack…

Design Thinking, Global Citizenship, Teaching

Teaching Global Competency

Does your school focus on making sure students are ready for a global society? What skills, attitudes, and knowledge is taught? What is missing? Will your students have the skills necessary to be successful and active participants in college and beyond? In our area of the country, global competency and global education are becoming a… Continue reading Teaching Global Competency

Global Citizenship

Costa Rica, Leatherbacks, and Global Citizenship

My students have the wonderful opportunity to spend a week in Costa Rica, learning about its ecosystems, its renewable resources, and its sea turtles. We start in San Jose, traveling to Arenal, and then end up on the coast at the small Pacific coast community of Playa Grande. During this trip, the students are surrounded… Continue reading Costa Rica, Leatherbacks, and Global Citizenship