7 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Culturally Curious (Each for $20 or Less)

photo by mysza831 Looking for a holiday gift that’s fun and fosters cultural awareness? Look no further! Here are 7 ideas for the culturally curious kid, teen or adult on your gift-giving list, each for $20 (US) or less. Gift idea #1: Putumayo World Music Travel the world with Putumayo! Kids, teens, and adults will … Read more…

Link Love :: Think You Know What a U.S. Teen Looks Like?

Three interesting items about U.S. education from Time.com: 1. Rhee tackles classroom challenge Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of Education of the District of Columbia Public Schools system is reforming the school district by getting rid of “bad” teachers, rewarding “good” ones, and making lots of waves along the way. 2. Class pictures 19 powerful photos of … Read more…

What’s Up with Culture?: A Guided Tour

=photo by joguldi What’s Up with Culture? offers information, critical incidents, tips, and activities that can help you, and your students, explore culture and intercultural communication. Today I’m going to give you a quick tour of the site. In upcoming posts, I’ll highlight aspects of each of the site’s three modules and discuss ways teachers … Read more…

School Photo :: Celebrating American Thanksgiving

Just a couple cute Thanksgiving-related photos I found on Flickr for the 4th Thursday of November… photo by Cambodia4Kids.org photo by Bill in Ash Vegas photo by terren in Virginia Update: I just checked my Danish friend Karen’s blog and saw this adorable Thanksgiving painting that her little daughter Natalie made. You know, every kid … Read more…

7 Ways to Celebrate International Education Week

This entire week, schools around the world are celebrating International Education Week (IEW). In the U.S., for example, a university in Oregon is having a Fair Trade sale. A Colombian high school Spanish teacher in North Carolina is leading presentations about Latin American countries. And a Michigan elementary school, currently studying the continent of Africa, … Read more…