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Raising Global Children

Been There, Dune That

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 05.11.2014 | Travel
Marshall S. Berdan

It's a scene right out of Lawrence of Arabia: enormous mountains of sand -- some as tall as 300 feet -- their surface sculpted into soft, geometric designs by the wind, and extending as far as the eye can see.

A Whale of a Shark Story: Swimming With Whale Sharks In the Philippines

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Marshall S. Berdan

The hulking outline of a 25-foot whale shark -- known here in the Philippines as a, literally, "gentle giant" -- could be discerned coming towards us through the luminescent water.

10 Tips for Raising a Global Child

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

In today's interconnected global world, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to prepare them to thrive in the new world marketplace. But what does that entail?

Preparing Our Children for the Global Economy

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Marshall S. Berdan

Given the fact that a complete overhaul of the K-12 education system isn't likely, parents have no choice but to step in and assume the responsibility for raising their global children.

Give the Gift of Local Global Adventures

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

To be sure, local global adventures come in all shapes and sizes and do not have to be expensive. In fact, they don't have to cost much at all thanks to your local public library. What you will need, however, is a healthy dose of curiosity and initiative.

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.

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.

Cooking Revolutionary Chinese Food

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Although I admit we focused on the delicious dishes at hand -- every one of them a tasty treat -- we also discussed China then and now. It was a rich family experience on many fronts.

Stop the Madness! Call Your Members of Congress Today

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

More people in the world are bilingual than monolingual -- except in the United States. Something's wrong with this picture.

Getting to Know You -- International Style

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Parents can raise more globally-aware children by introducing them to multicultural cuisines early on; cultural festivals, library and museum visits can open up the world.

To Bee or Not to Bee; Geography Has the Questions (and the Answers)

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

More and better geography education can help today's students become better world citizens -- and prepare them for a global future.

Why the PISA Debates Are Misleading -- and Useful

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

If the PISA test results give us the impetus we need to truly prioritize academic education -- in our families, communities, governments, and schools -- then all the hype will be more than worthwhile.