Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ko Chang Island, Thailand


Global Learning

As I worked through the master's degree program for education leadership at Wichita State University, a portion of our time was devoted to sharing thoughts with Australian educators. At the time, several WSU professors were from Australia which gave insight into the need to form the international connections. Since finishing the master's degree program, my wife, two of our children,her family and I took a trip to Thailand during the summer of 2007. Since that summer our interest in global education has intrigued the both of us to the point that we greatly understand the need to share thoughts, routines and other details of life with those in different parts of the community and world.

What is leadership?

Leadership in the eyes of students often times signifies those in certain types of roles in the classroom or school building itself. The captain of a sports team, student body president, or the most vocal student are all visuals that teenagers picture when given the term leader. The goal however is to teach that leadership is more than just taking on more responsibility, but being able to help out the greater cause no matter how big or small the task.