To thrive in this new, smaller and more interdependent world, students need “global IQ.”
1.Educators can build students’ global IQ by teaching Romance languages, especially French and Spanish.
2.Media literacy is an essential component of global IQ.
3.To develop global IQ, students should practice negotiation training through case studies of cultural conflict.
4.Travel offers tremendous possibilities for developing global IQ.
5.If your students cannot travel, send their minds and hearts abroad.
6.“Service learning” asks students to go beyond class and embrace “experiential learning.”
7.After any experiential learning, students should reflect on their observations and share them with their entire school.
A school dedicated to global IQ needs a director of global programs.
Global IQ develops “communication,” “comprehension,” “compromise,” “compassion” and “creativity.”