“The unfortunate reality of being a teacher or student in our modern educational landscape is that schooling is often hampered, isolated, and detached from the real world, so much so that a classroom, can feel like a cage”
My goal as an educator is to dispel this list of what school doesn’t teach you.
I approach teaching with a cage-busting mentality that prioritizes civic engagement, global ed, personal finance and learning through service, activism and experience. My students learn to read and write analytically, develop real life financial skills and sustained action civics, service projects based upon issues they identify as most relevant.
I plan to use this website to...
1.Share what I LEARN about Global Education and Culturally Responsive Classrooms from my Fulbright experience and professional learning
2.Demonstrate a Cagebusting Classroom based on what I TEACH highlighting my students’ projects, civic engagement, service learning and personal finance skills
3.Blog about my TRAVEL experiences teaching and learning abroad
4.STUDY how educators approach civic engagement around the world
5.MEMORIALIZE the rich history of Public Schools and elevate unique artifacts as relevant teaching and learning tools
6.ELEVATE my students' activism and sustainability work around improving access to environmentally friendly, lead free, drinking water
7.CONNECT with me online and follow what my students and I are working on in class.
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My students’ activism has been infused into an online curriculum to help other educators interested in this work. The U.S. Department of State offers Solving Global Problems, a free, self-paced online course to help educators prepare to ignite students’ critical thinking and creativity through a focus on tackling global problems.
Fulbright Capstone websites are not official U.S.Department of State publications. The views and information presented are the grantee's own and do not represent the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, IREX, or the U.S. Department of State. This site is a reflection of the personal accounts and observations of my time spent learning domestically and abroad while interacting with other cultures and people.