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Raising Global Citizens

The Global Search for Education: From Shanghai

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In PISA 2009, we found that Chinese students don't like rote learning in math. Most teachers don't believe in rote learning and encourage students to...

After the Drones: Open Letter to President Obama

Suna Senman | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Suna Senman

While you send our drones and other military might to physically arrest the "cells" like radiation and chemotherapy, invest in building healthy cells to replace these.

Education for the World We Want (Part 1)

Suna Senman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

How does a society that teaches preschoolers to play well, share toys and not hit raise highly educated leaders to justify revenge, invade countries and develop weapons to kill?

Why Doesn't Anyone Want to Kiss Me?

Joan Hanawi | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Joan Hanawi

After spending a year living there, I found it second nature to lean in for a peck rather than extend a hand in greeting. Throughout my time in the country, this was just one of the many aspects of Ecuadorian culture that I not only cherished, but also quickly embraced as part of my daily routine.

Look for the Helpers: Fostering Activism in Our Youth Is Simpler Than You Think

Lysa Heslov | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
Lysa Heslov

How are we supposed to effect change? It is very easy to be overwhelmed, but it is also easier than you think to just jump in and give it a go.

Creating a Global Classroom

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

While it's important for parents to help prepare their children for the global marketplace, educators play an equally important role in developing cross-cultural competency and knowledge.

A Confluence of Fluency in Orlando

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

I'm not a language teacher -- and I don't speak another language with any degree of proficiency -- but I have great admiration for those who do.

Working Together to Raise Global Children

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Raising global children does not have to cost much money, nor does it require hundreds of hours of free time. The single most important part of raising global children is to instill in them the right attitude.

Raising a Global Citizen: Perspectives From a Mom & Teenage Daughter

Joy Marini, MS, PA-C | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Joy Marini, MS, PA-C

When I learned about the world, I was inspired to act. Maybe Gracie Hart's answer isn't so bad after all. What if we all aspired to world peace?

Developing Global Citizens

Elena Sonnino | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Elena Sonnino

As we prepare our children for the 21st century, we must empower them to be global citizens. We must help them understand that their voices matter and that they have the opportunity to create change big and small.

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate

Craig Snyder | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Craig Snyder

Today, restoring the means for thoughtful and respectful discourse must be a primary national goal. Neither the Left nor the Right has a monopoly on wisdom or justice. What they do have is a stronghold on their own disciples - resulting in utter gridlock in Washington.

From Boston: A World Citizen's Reflection During Lockdown

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Just as Bostonians' grit and determination won't be deterred as they plan a bigger and better marathon next year, let's resolve to not let the fury that might have sparked last week's horror turn us against compassion and connection.

Teacher Treks Inspire Learning From Global Travel

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 03.29.2013 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Teacher Treks is one more step in the right direction. Bravo to IIE and Hilton HHonors for recognizing the importance of travel and cross-cultural experiences as a critical teaching contribution.

A Teachable Moment About the U.S. Election -- Thanks to Foreign News

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.05.2013 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Driving this morning with my 9-year-old and half-listening to the BBC news on the radio yielded a nice, teachable moment.

How a World Map Can Feed the Spirit and the Body

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

The world map had no countries identified on it, but did have whimsical animals and people. What's the good of a map without, at minimum, national boundaries?

Raising Kids Who Care

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Children have an incredible capacity to care, to give and to empathize from a very young age. It has nothing to do with pity. An instinct for justice comes naturally to a young child, who is free from skepticism, prejudice and doubt.

At the UN: Co-hosting Conference on World Peace, Health and Culture

Jim Luce | Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

Recently I agreed to co-host the World Peace, Health and Culture Conference at the United Nations on behalf of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW),...

Make Every Day International Peace Day: At Home or at School

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

How can we create a sense of International Peace Day every day? It takes work, and mindful effort, but it doesn't have to be complicated.

The Passport Project Takes Flight

Kenji Summers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Kenji Summers

"Now if you never left Houston, get a passport, Never left little Haiti, get a passport, If you live in South Central, get a passport, So you can see ...

How to Save Multiculturalism

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Homa Sabet Tavangar

I'd like to see "multicultural" become a good word again, and disassociate it from failure, marginalization, and segregation before this weakens America. It begins in hearts and minds.

OIWW Madagascar Builds Home for Orphans - with Violins

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I am pleased to announce the formation of the newest chapter of Orphans International Worldwide: OIWW-Madagascar Orphelinat St-Paul, being built just ...

Haitian Leadership Mentoring Program for Orphans Growing in Leogane

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

There is no reason for Haiti to be a hell hole. It has abundant and beautiful natural resources, an incredible and indomitable people, and is only tw...

Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council as part of their 2010 Institute. My topic was "Lessons in Non-Profit Management and International Development."

Live from Leogane: Orphans International Partners with Haitian School Founded by Orphan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"My father, Ambroise Beauliere, wrote our school's mission statement forty years ago to provide private education at the best possible quality at the ...

Live from Leogane: College Prep Leadership Training Begins for Orphan Mentors

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The College Prep Leadership Training Program of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Haiti launched this week at l'Ecole de la Redemption in Leogane...