Global Collaboration & Lasting Friendships

Global Collaboration Lasting Friendships 1

Last week I had the privilege of meeting Barbara Mink’s 3rd grade students at Miami Country Day School.  They had the book Saduko & The Thousand Cranes on their desks.  In talking to them I found that what the students learned about Japan came from the letters they recently received from their partner class in Japan, not the book.  “They have triangle pencils”, one student said. They learned this from the ones they received in a culture box that accompanied the self-portrait Side by Sides of the Japanese students.  Learning about Japan became real and important to these students because of their partners across the ocean. Read more >