Tag: Cross Cultural Kids

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Kids Having Fun with Food: A Global Adventure

Global education doesn’t have to be something formal or solely academic. We can learn about each other on a human level through sharing of culture, especially foods.

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Global Education Is Proven to Be Better General Education

Global education, the term itself creates confusion and consternation among academics, but can be defined as teaching children about the world and thereby helping them develop a global mindset. It includes learning a foreign language and provides a much better overall education for today’s children.

Kids from all over the world

Friendships Across Cultures

Wherever we live, we should expect to be sharing our schools, communities, neighborhoods, clubs, and houses of worship with people from increasingly diverse backgrounds, the ones that globalization brought here. With this diverse population, our children have the important means of building friendships with different children to bridge the gap between cultures.

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What Does Language Proficiency Mean?

Proficiency in a second language takes a lot of practice — or time on task. ACTFL’s AAPPL test can determine a student’s level and help track progress over the years.

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Don’t Kill Foreign-language Learning

How can we prepare our students for a global world without foreign language instruction? How can we make America great again while destroying the programs our children need to compete in today’s global marketplace?

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Volunteering — While Learning Spanish — in Central America

Following up on my last blog, Studying Spanish Along the Pan-American Highway,  this piece will explore some the volunteerism options I’m considering for Spanish-language immersion learning in Central America next year.  Volunteering is a great, inexpensive way to study a language and also learn about the local culture.   And since cultural knowledge and understanding (gestures, […]

Kelly Crissy and her moderator, Patricia Zamora, take a break to pose during an intense GatorMUN weekend.

Learning About the World through MUN

Guest blogger Kelly Crissy shares her Model United Nations experience over the past two years, including how it has helped her begin to understand the need for proper preparation for working cross-culturally.

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Congress Should Stop Cutting Education: Foreign Language Programs Matter

As Congress moves to cut the Federal budget, our children will suffer again as Education takes another hit, including foreign language learning.

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Getting to Know You — International Style

School-sponsored International Nights can play an important role in helping children appreciate diversity and begin to be globally aware. They also help bring diverse groups together to embrace one another’s uniqueness.

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Edgewood and Zhongshan: Comparing “Safety Consciousness”

Business woman and mother, Rebecca Weiner describes her observations of children on playgrounds in the U.S. and in China.

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Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Stacie Berdan is an international careers expert and award-winning author. She has worked in more than 50 countries and continues to counsel companies on global issues. She spends a great deal of her time speaking on college campuses where her advice on global careers has been characterized as "engaging, insightful, inspirational and authentic" by professionals, campus counselors and students alike.

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