After three years of globalizing my classroom, what I've learned is that going global is not just another education initiative. It is transformational all by itself. Globalizing my classroom has created a holistic picture of education- students discover themselves as people, their personal and public identities, their strengths and passions, and they begin to envision their role as an individual in a global society. What do they care about? What type of consumer will they be? How might they use their talents and strengths in the world? I believe this should be the purpose of education. Education is, at the core, not just about standards and objectives. It's about growing as an individual and as a contributing citizen. It doesn't get better than that!
I have been a language teacher for fifteen years now and I am intensely passionate about language learning and helping students grow as global citizens. I'm so happy you are here!