George Lucas Educational Foundation
Homa Tavangar

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.


  • Education Equity
    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
    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
    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.
  • Education Trends
    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.
  • Student Engagement
    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.
  • Project-Based Learning
    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
    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.