Educator, adventurer, mentor and advocate, Breanna Heels' innovative educational practice is informed and energized by the philosophy of "think globally, act locally." She challenges her students both to adopt the world as their classroom and, at the same time, to understand their own community.
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While Breanna Heels was studying in East Africa, she saw the powerful role education was playing to improve people's lives. She wanted to be part of that change and made the decision to become a... ...
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Breanna Myles wants to help students think about big issues. The global ones, that affect people they've never met on the other side of the world. But to do that, she puts the big issues in a local context.
Breanna Myles Your capstone project for the Nat Geo Educator Certification Program was called "Think Global, Act Local: Sustainable Development in Our Changing World." What inspired it, and how did you introduce your students to sustainable development at global and local scales?
By Breanna Heels In 2009, as part of my degree in International Development from McGill University, I traveled to East Africa for a field study semester. As part of our research, we had to select a Millennium Development Goal to focus on, and I chose Universal Primary Education.
I teach Grade 7/8 among one of the most beautiful places in the world- the Bruce Peninsula. Bruce Peninsula District School is located in Lion's Head and is a part of Bluewater District School...
Amy Rothschild Amy Rothschild teaches pre-kindergarten and kindergarten at Capitol Hill Day School in Washington, D.C., where she uses student interests as springboards for curriculum. Amy draws on her school's field education program to engage students in real-world learning, whether aboard sailboats or in restaurant kitchens.
A teacher with the Bluewater District School Board has returned from an Arctic expedition.