The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word Cosmopolitan as:
1: having worldwide rather than limited or provincial scope or bearing
2: having wide international sophistication : worldly
3: composed of persons, constituents, or elements from all or many parts of the world
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This idea of cosmopolitanism is the foundation for how I’d like to establish my life and classroom in my approach to living and teaching. I want to have an international sophistication that allows me to build a global classroom. While I know this may seem a bit utopian, I hope that I can translate my travel experiences into small learning activities and lessons that will help to build my student’s world-view and promote an inquiry-based and critical way of thinking.
I decided on the name, The Cosmopolitan Educator for my blog because I think it reflects a big part of who I am. I am an Educator with a wide view of how I see people, systems and interactions in the world. I believe that cultures are way more closely-connected than people think. I enjoy learning about cultural anthropology, sociology, linguistics, history, economics, how cultures collide today and what that means for the future of mankind.
Only time will tell the longevity of this blog, but for now I am excited by the idea of researching and writing on global education.