Monday, August 26, 2013

Summer Reading

Global Competence seems like a wonderful idea, although quite an overwhelming task for schools to undertake. This is especially true at BBN as we have high academic standards, jam packed schedules full of extra curricula activities and not enough hours in the day to fit it all in.  If we begin to teach Global Competency we may need to start by redefining what Education is..... what do we want and need our students to learn and accomplish in school? Teachers could begin using similar objectives as Global Competency, but on a smaller scale. It is imperative that our students are able to master the essential components that Global Competency aims for at the school-based level first. They need to "learn to recognize perspectives...." and "communicate ideas effectively with diverse audiences..." right in their own classrooms before they are able to generalize this skill and make global connections.  I think BBN as a whole has already begun this process and is moving in the right direction. 
~Cara (MS)

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