New: Pick-Me-Up Podcasts

Sometimes we need a pick-me-up. A cup of coffee, a brisk walk, a few moments with a favorite blog. Enter the Professional Development Pick-Me-Up Podcasts! This year, I’m offering 15-minute podcast interviews with intercultural educators about topics you’ve asked for. I’ll post 1 or 2 each month. You can check out the first podcast here. … Read more

Pam Slim Talks Navajo Greetings {Video}

Pamela Slim of Escape from Cubicle Nation talked about a traditional Navajo (Diné) greeting in her keynote at the 2011 World Domination Summit. She was nice enough to explain the greeting again after her talk, so I could share it with you.

We Have a Winner! Congrats to…

Image: ‘Oh Boy …‘ …Rene M. Du Terroil! Rene just won an autographed copy of Katie Krueger’s Give with Gratitude: Lessons Learned Listening to West Africa. Congrats, Rene! Rene – please email me at smallplanetstudio@gmail.com by Friday, May 27 so I can get your mailing address! Wondering how I chose the winner? To be entered … Read more

It’s Schultüte Week!

by :: Cate photo by terrin in Virginia Today is Labor Day in the U.S. That means we have a much-welcomed 3-day weekend. It also means summer is officially over. (If you’re in the northern hemisphere, that is). Even though winter comes relatively late here in North Carolina, it’s  starting to feel a bit like fall. I’m … Read more

Resource :: Welcome to Wanzuzu

by :: Cate Are you familiar with the Peace Corps Coverdell WorldWise website? What a treasure trove of resources for K-12 educators! (I use their cross-cultural understanding activities all the time, and not just with kids.) I just discovered a game called Welcome to Wanzuzu. In this game, students are challenged to talk to villagers and gather … 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