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074: The 3 M’s for Creating a Global Classroom

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Every young person benefits from learning about their own culture and how they connect with other societies and nations. From the conversations you have, to wall displays, to food festivals, or inviting in key partners, there are many strategies for developing global citizens. Guest Jesse Rizzo explains the 3 M’s of cultural awareness because all children deserve to learn about their heritage and have it honored.

About today’s guest

Jesse Rizzo, Head of school at BASIS Independent Manhattan believes that our society and education system relies on too much on perfection. Schools can increase empathy, cultural understanding and even international test scores by teaching and understanding global citizenship and the value of diversity.

Recommended Resources:

  • Edutopia – Great starting point with books and blogs on the topic of Global Citizenship and Cultural Awareness
  • BASIS Schools – school link to learn more about how this school provides cultural learning and empowers student accountability.
  • “Empowering Student Accountability” – recent Blog Post from BASIS Independent Manhattan

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