Educating for International Mindedness

By ChezVivian | ...but what does it really mean? Articles of interest to teachers about cultivating international mindedness, cultural appreciation, and tolerance

Pisa tests to include 'global skills' and cultural awareness

OECD education director<p><b>Pisa tests, an international standard for comparing education systems around the world, could include a new measurement of global skills in the next round of tests in 2018.</b><b>The OECD, which runs the tests in maths, reading and science, is considering adding another test which</b> …

Education

The transition that never ends: The ongoing cycle of expat Stayers, Goers and Newbies

<b>It’s not yet Christmas . . . and already I’m thinking about June.</b><p>There is a reason for that.<p>Where I live people come and go . . . a lot. That’s the …

Success

Teaching Social Justice Through Children's Human Rights

Children's rights as a vehicle for exploring global social justice issues across the curriculum.

Human Rights

Christmas Dinner Around The World

Between the Christmas hams and boozy punches, the holidays are all about feasting. And feast we certainly do, all over the world. While we know what we're eating for our Christmas dinner, we wondered what the holiday table looked like around the world.<p>The infographic below shows what dinner looks …

Don't ask where I'm from, ask where I'm a local | Taiye Selasi

When someone asks you where you're from … do you sometimes not know how to answer? Writer Taiye Selasi speaks on behalf of "multi-local" people, who …

TED Talks

An Expat from ‘Nowhere’: For This ‘Third Culture Kid,’ Home isn’t a Simple Concept

SEATTLE–When people meet me, no matter where I am in the world, they seem wowed by my international background.

Design

The Dream Flag Project

Dream<p>"Bring me all of your dreams, you dreamers..."<p>The Dream Flag Project® invites students to dream and hope and wish. They capture their dream …

Reflections on International Mindedness

Copyright Shutterstock. Used under license. <br>A guest post courtesy of Toni Olivieri-Barton who blogs at toniobarton.wordpress.com.In the International …

Education

ICDL - International Children's Digital Library

From Our Shelves ?<p>Support the Library<p>Our Mission<p>The ICDL Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the …

Education for Peace Conference, International School of Geneva 2015

Winning entry of Student Cartooning for Peace Competition<p><b>Education for Peace Conference 2015</b><p>Paradoxically, ironically, symbolically, fatefully, …

What kids worry about when relocating

Share this!<p>Children view relocation differently from adults<p>Moving overseas with kids can be especially challenging. As a former expat kid myself and …

Ten perspectives on international-mindedness | IB Community Blog

in Classroom culture<p><i>How do students, teachers, and leaders in IB World School communities view the concept of international-mindedness? Ten IB</i> …

Culturally Diverse Books Selected by SLJ’s Review Editors

Illustration by Vanessa Brantley Newton<p>In her groundbreaking <i>Shadow and Substance: Afro-American Experience in Contemporary Children’s Literature</i> …

Why It's Important I Bring My Kids To Vancouver For Christmas | Chris Taylor

As a Canadian dad, you look at your kids and just assume they're Canadian, too.<p>Mine aren't.<p>Well, technically they are -- soon after each of my two …

Parenting

Nuggets from the Gold Mine: Resources and Opportunities for Global Perspectives

<b>Your Name and Title:</b>Jay Harris, President and Creative Producer<b><br>School or Organization Name:</b>Global Futures in Education<br>Co-Presenter Name(s):<b><br>Area of</b> …

Education

Five-Minute Film Festival: Developing Global Citizens

Poets, astronauts, storytellers, and others discuss our shared planetary destiny; in tandem with OVERVIEW, an earlier film about astronauts’ stories …

Education Technology

Connect Student Perspectives Across Canada and Around the World!

Budget Breakdown<p>Our goal is to ultimately see millions of students sharing perspectives, breaking down barriers between individuals from different …

Map Your Recipe - Where Does Your Favorite Food Come From?

Last fall I shared a neat mapping tool called Map Your Recipe. Map Your Recipe allows you to enter a recipe to find out where the vegetables in that …

Globetrot Like a Local

Cities Project Infographic Lifestyle Presented by Ford<p>Your international social calendar for 2015 has arrived<p>Share<p>Share on Facebook Click me! Share …

Cities

26 Problems Only International School Kids Will Understand

“Your accent is so weird.”<p>1. People always want to know why you’ve moved a zillion times in your life.<p>Just say your dad’s James Bond.<p>2. Then they ask: “Where was your favourite place to live?”<p>3. Not having a traditional sense of home means you never know who to support during the World …

Parenting

Waking Up with the Sun

Every year our students in grades 4-11 depart on a week long field trip of outdoor education and cross curricular learning. I have always been …

Top 10 Character Traits of a Seasoned International School Teacher

October 9, 2014<p>A seasoned international school teacher (SIST) has worked at 3+ international schools in more than three parts of the world (or more). …

Third Culture Kids - A Sense of Belonging

United Nations Day at the United Nations International School of Hanoi is a time to celebrate our diversity. It is a grandiose and very exciting …

Why is Global Education so Important? Let the Globe Respond

This question is often raised. The 'collective' or 'networked' brain is a powerful element but when it is a 'global' brain even more so. A full range …

Education

人生, حرية, and the Pursuit: When you start your life as a third culture kid,...

"When you start your life as a third culture kid, it turns out you just keep looking for it and it keeps looking for you."

PYP: The Learner Profile and International Mindedness

My task is to connect how the IB Learner Profile develops Internationally Minded students. The stated mission of the IBO is:<p>“…to develop inquiring, …