U.S. Diplomacy Center Launches Diplomacy Simulations Program

If you are an educator who focuses on global topics and uses experiential approaches in teaching and learning, you should consider using some of the simulations recently developed and made available by the U.S. Diplomacy Center (part of the U.S. Department of State).   The simulation topics include: International Migration Crisis: Human Rights and Border SecurityContinue reading “U.S. Diplomacy Center Launches Diplomacy Simulations Program”

Return to State College Friends School, State College, PA, 4/28: Letting Youth Define Peace

By: David J. Smith, April 28, 2017 I was pleased to  return to State College Friends School to work with about twenty 6th, 7th, and 8th graders today. This was my second visit, having visited in March 2016. In considering notions of peace with younger students, I have started to take a more elicitive approach.   PeaceContinue reading “Return to State College Friends School, State College, PA, 4/28: Letting Youth Define Peace”

Using the “Community Laboratory” to Build Skills and Aptitudes

By: David J. Smith, February 24, 2016 One of my objectives as a teacher is to provide educational experiences for my students that replicate real world situations.   As an advocate of experiential learning, I believe that change will not take place absent the opportunity to engage in the meaningful application and use of skills andContinue reading “Using the “Community Laboratory” to Build Skills and Aptitudes”