The Global Classroom Podcast

I speak with Heather Zaruba, an all around rock star. We discuss the challenges of education, building global competencies within classrooms and our Fulbright international field experience to Canada. You can find more on Heather’s Fulbright travels here.
In this episode, Marissa and I speak on our love for travel, our experience as Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms fellows, decolonizing education and the Bata shoe museum. It’s a conversation centered on the beauty of education and educators during a time that may have you believing otherwise. Definitely a conversation you do not want to miss! Find Marissa’s website here.
Tunde speaks to us from Nepal where she is an U.S. Department of State English Language Fellow (ELF). We reflect on our Fulbright travels, what it means to be a hyphenated American, our shared love of education and how to broadened our classroom walls. This is an episode you don’t want to miss! More on Tunde’s adventures here.
Rebecca speaks on her experience as an international educator, musician and Fulbright alum. We speak about the phenomenal music and community centered project based learning she is implementing with her students, along with her teaching experience in China, our Canada travels and her favorite in-class resource. You can find more on Rebecca’s travels and cool experiences here.
Today, I am in conversation with the brilliant Dr. Willow who has extensive experience in the classroom, and is now a tech integration specialist for her district. We speak on our Fulbright Teacher for Global Classrooms international field experience to Canada, and the transformative experiences we’ve carried with us. We speak on the power of stories, the nature of inquiry based learning strategies as a means of building student ownership, preparing students for a world that us much different than the one we stepped into and leaning into difficult conversations. Find Dr. Willow’s website here.
Speaking with Whitney Peters on our Fulbright international field experience and her new role as freshman success coach. More on Whitney’s travel experiences here.

In this episode I speak with Edith P. Middleton, high school English teacher in Hawaii. We speak on our Fulbright Teacher for Global Classrooms experience, both the academic and International Field Experience. Both components inspiring us as educators, how the programming pushed us through Covid, and what it means to decolonize education.