“What Kind of Citizen?”

“All schools teach citizenship. The concern of this book has been to ask, What kind of citizenship?” – Joel Westheimer, 2015

5 Months in 5 Pictures

Take a look at some pictures from my latest adventure living and teaching in Colombia

Colombian Ministry of Education: A Bilingual Nation

Fluency in the English language is often a gateway to better opportunities for many people in Latin America and the Colombian government is set on funding bilingual initiatives throughout the nation. Check out the video below about one of those programs.

Civic engagement, hmm…

Civic engagement sounds like a nice, lofty goal for education, and it is. What does it really mean, though? How does it play out in schools? Is it a means or an end of education?