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Homa Tavangar profile

Homa Tavangar

Author,,, GlobalEd advisor

Award-winning author Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House/Ballantine Books, 2009) and excited to announce just released The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin, 2014). Always exploring creative ways schools can cultivate a culture of global citizenship; help K-16 schools tap into local+global resources and integrate this learning throughout the curriculum & culture. Love to do school visits; work with students and parents; offer dynamic P.D. with teachers. Mom of 3 spanning elem, h.s., university.

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  • Education Equity

    Creating an Inclusive Classroom

    Being open to talking about race helps foster safety and unity in a multicultural classroom. Here are nine tips to help you prepare.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

    Author and global ed advisor Homa Tavangar makes a case for why empathy is the most important back-to-school supply we can give our children.
  • Education Trends

    Make Earth Day a Global Learning Day

    Guest blogger Homa Tavangar identifies Earth Day as a celebration of global learning and offers collaborative STEM activities relating to water, climate and agriculture from diverse organizations such as NASA, iEARN and the Peace Corps.
  • Student Engagement

    A Global View: The Adventure of Kid-Friendly Foreign Films

    Guest blogger Homa Tavangar suggests six kid-friendly foreign films which, when combined with the active viewing method, can entertain children while teaching them about different cultures and the things that we all have in common.
  • Education Trends

    Rethinking Independent Schools in the 21st Century

    Guest blogger and global ed specialist Homa Tavangar, in rethinking her lifelong assumptions about private schools, measures 21st century independent education by four criteria: collaboration, partnership, character education and experiential learning.
  • Project-Based Learning

    The Out of Eden Walk: An Experiential Learning Journey from the Virtual to the Real

    Guest blogger Homa Tavangar, Education Advisor to the Pulitzer Center, presents journalist Paul Salopek's 21,000-mile Out of Eden Walk as a goldmine of experiential learning for connected students of every age.
  • Game-Based Learning

    How Fourth Graders Are Achieving World Peace

    Author and global ed adviser Homa Tavangar reflects on 4th grade teacher John Hunter's new book about his 30 years of teaching the World Peace Game.