Through the Eyes of an Educator: The Beginning

by Stacey Ebert / Sep 08, 2017 /

For decades, I had a first day of school. Elementary, middle, high school, university, and then teaching high school; late August meant a ‘close’ of camp, early September meant the ‘unofficial end’ to beach season, and then it was back to school. That new outfit, that new backpack, and the jitters of what’s to come all became rolled into one - a first day of school. Amidst all of the crazy and looking forward to the unknown, there was a new beginning. Does everyone have this? How does this ‘beginning’ foster itself for those who don’t have that ‘back to school’ scenario?

Global Education: How to Conquer Global Intolerance

by Dacey Loving / Sep 07, 2017 /
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Global Education: How to Conquer Global Intolerance

7 Tips for teaching your kids to appreciate art museums

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 29, 2017 /
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I’m an avid art museum traveler. Wherever we go, we make sure to visit as many art museums as possible (this is the second priority in our travel planning – the first being great food). When we had a child, I wasn’t concerned that she’d love art museums, too.

6 Foodie Finds in Detroit

by MyKidsEatSquid / Aug 28, 2017 /
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Detroit doesn’t tend to make headlines as a foodie destination.
It should.
Before moving to Detroit, Michigan, I had a grocery list of misconceptions about the Motor City, including an expectation it would be a food desert in the Midwest.
Instead, what I found was that Detroit holds a diverse mix of different cultures and people. And food.

Artist of the Month: Vanessa Pineda Fox

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Aug 24, 2017 /
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Happy Ring Dish, by artist Vanessa Pineda Fox

A Beer Tour of Asia

by Asako Maruoka / Aug 23, 2017 /
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One of the best ways to learn about a country is through experiencing the food and drink. From Pad Thai in Thailand to sushi in Japan, the deliciousness can expand your worldview. But what about the drinks? Beer is an extremely popular and tasty way to learn about a country – and perhaps share a table at a restaurant and meet some new friends.

A Beer Tour of Asia

The Case of the Fire Chicken (and other hilarious foreign language follies!)

by megan lee / Aug 22, 2017 /
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As cliche as it may sound, some things really do get lost in translation.

Three Feet or So: Music and Creating Positive Change in the World

by Kerry Dexter / Aug 21, 2017 /
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Unsettling times, times of uncertainty, times of change -- these can bring about fear, and fear's twin, anger. Such times may bring about despair, frustration, discouragement. It is also possible, though, to live in such times with hope, and with courage. The music I offer you in this series of posts is meant to help with that. Careful how you go, indeed. Take heart and take courage, and keep music as your good companion.

Studying Abroad in London: A Quick Stop in Oxford

by Heather Robinette / Aug 14, 2017 /
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Here's the next article in my series on traveling outside of London during your time abroad! If you didn’t get a chance to start at the beginning, make sure you read my first post here.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Touring Home

by Stacey Ebert / Aug 07, 2017 /
When out of town guests come to visit, do you make a list of suggested sights for them to see and recommended experiences in which they might wish to take part? Have you taken them around your neighborhood, town, city, or state, and thought, ‘I should spend more time being a tourist/traveler in my own city’? If we sit and think about it, we might remember those dioramas we created in our youth that included the weather, climate, and our town’s local establishments.