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Short bio or reason for joining Actionable Innovations Global:
this fall (2010) am taking on an additional role at my school of director of global curriculum. I honestly feel that with the economy in its fragile state in the US as well as many countries around the world, many adults feel threatened by globalization. I do not believe that knowing , respecting, and learning from other cultures/countries/people is a negative. I think all of us eating at McDonald's around the world is a negative. I believe that globally educated students = students prepared to listen to others' opinions and respect them (even if they disagree), students willing to solve problems via discourse rather than arms, students able to see the good and bad in their own country and with this knowledge have a clearer perspective about their own nation and others' nations (not all black vs. white/ bad vs. good, but ability to see more than 1 side of a story) and thus a greater understanding of our world, and also students who see their accountability and a responsibility for preserving our earth. Idealistic? Yes. But I will not apologize for having big, idealistic dreams for the kids I teach. Our future depends on them.
Global education projects or initiatives in which you are involved (if applicable):
just beginning to prepare for a role as Director of Global Curriculum for the elementary school where I teach, fan of Peace One Day; Earth Day; Earth Hour