- Globally connected educators use experiences outside of the classroom to inspire curiosity in the classroom.
- The movement for global education starts with you sharing your experiences and point of views.
- Next time you travel, take a journal, write down your memories, and document them via photographs.
Globally Connected Educators: Travel, Explore, Connect
Can an educator really go on vacation and not think of how to connect it to the curriculum they teach? Can we ever not collect samples of items to bring back to our classrooms to share with our students? My experiences are the inspiration for this blog and I want others to share the journey with me.
On this trip, I brought back so many amazing memories of kind-hearted people and beautiful green landscapes. I embraced this beautiful part of the world and its cultures.
The grounds of Dunlace Castle in Northern Ireland were scenic, peaceful, and had a beautiful green landscape.
I keep a piece of this experience in my heart to write this blog and share my experiences with your classrooms.
Next time you travel, take a journal, write down your memories, and document them via photographs. And share with me too. The movement for global education starts with you sharing your experiences and point of views.Next time you travel, take a journal, write down your memories, and document them via photographs. And share with me too. The movement for global education starts with you sharing your experiences and point of views. Click To Tweet
Globally Connected Educators: Teaching and Learning Prompts
- I wonder how life was in this historic civilization in Ireland, the dynamic between the villagers and the Kingdom/Vikings and the Irish.
- What historical timeline can be developed for the settlers in Ireland and the civilizations that were built here?
- Construct a virtual Jamboard with reflection questions to brainstorm about the location and the story it tells to introduce research skills.
- Plan and construct a model of the replica structure of this Castle; explore how they were built to protect the citizens and the kingdom it served to tell its own narrative.
Yours in Education,
Nilmini[scroll down to keep reading]
About Nilmini Ratwatte-Henstridge
Nilmini Ratwatte-Henstridge teaches in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. She was born in Sri Lanka and immigrated to Canada with her family. As an Elementary School Teacher who is passionate about Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights in education she enjoys teaching the younger generation to be global-minded citizens.
Discovering the world by connecting with others is an opportunity that we have today in our society today and she loves meeting new people! She is always learning while traveling to understand the inter-connectedness of this beautiful earth we live in! Nilmini LOVES Cooking great meals, Watching movies, and the latest fashion trends! Family and friends are close to her heart as she looks forward to balancing social media and navigating professional learning communities in education to network globally this year!