global education

Teaching Students About Gender-Based Violence Through Art

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Are you interested in teaching about the use of art as a tool for social change? Do you educate students on global issues and solutions?

Teaching Students About Gender-Based Violence Through Art: Little Stones free professional development webinar

#TeachAbroadBecause ... it’s a way to become a global soul!

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Tim Hannigan was born in Penzance in the far west of the UK, and grew up on the stormy shores of the Atlantic. After leaving school, he worked as a chef to fund his travels, before studying journalism at the University of Gloucester. He then headed to Indonesia to teach English. He stayed on in the country for several years as a journalist and travel writer. His first book, Murder in the Hindu Kush, was published in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature.

#TeachAbroadBecause ... Every day will be a richer experience

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 30, 2018 /
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Currently an associate professor of English at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Patrick Foss has been a teacher in Japan for more than 20 years. He is the author of Across Tokyo, an ebook about an “urban hike” through one of the world’s most iconic cities. You can find it on Amazon here.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Expanding Our Idea of School

by Stacey Ebert / Oct 03, 2017 /
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It’s begun. In the northern hemisphere, it’s the start of autumn and more than a month of traditional schooling is underway. In the southern hemisphere, it’s officially spring and for some, the traditional school year is one quarter from its close. Regardless of location, a lot of the world’s students are in the midst of the official learning process. What about all that goes on outside of that traditional schooling scenario? What else actually transpires amidst that process that the quantitative testing of the data centered educational universe misses?

Apply today: IREX Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program

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The 2017 application for the Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program is now available! 

The Art of Cultivating Global Creativity: The J Rêve Int'l Global Educator Program in Paris

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“It is my honor to create global experiences for educators and artists, and to visit schools worldwide and inspire interest in global awareness for students.” ~ Jacqueline Cofield.  

Using Technology to Help Special Needs Students See More of the World

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Long before Richard Engel became NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent and won the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism, he was a special education student at New York’s Riverdale Country School struggling with dyslexia.

He once attacked one of his teachers by hitting her in the head with a xylophone. "The more I was coddled and made to feel like a person with a defect, the more angry I'd feel," he said.

Bringing the World into the Classroom

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 01, 2011 /
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Are students inspired by Teacher Travels? YES! For proof, we asked global educator and world traveler Lillie Teacha Marshall, a teacher in the Boston Public Schools in Massachusetts - and she asked her students.

Lillie Marshall volunteer teaching in Ghana

Lillie Marshall volunteer teaching in Ghana