Discover how to be inspired by Disney’s cultural diversity through attractions like it’s A Small World, World Showcase, and the wonderful cast members. As educators, we know that by the time our students join the workforce, they will need the skill and ability to work globally and cross-culturally. In today’s show, we ask ourselves are educators prepared to help raise global students? Teachers with global perspectives can help foster increased cultural understanding and support more students to think, act and live as global citizens. All educators need to be properly trained and prepared to teach all subjects through a global lens, not just social studies and language arts.
Just like the theme of Small World which helps us remember that the world is small and interconnected, Walt Disney World is filled with reminders and opportunities to explore this to its fullest. Howie and Ryan will share some of their favorite global experiences and lessons from Small World to around the World Showcase. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode and also find inspiration to bring some of these global perspectives into your classroom.
Ryan and Howie welcome back Jeffery Barnes, author of Wisdom of Walt. Jeff is back and has a new book appropriately titled, Beyond the Wisdom of Walt: Life Lessons from the Most Magical Place on Earth.
In Jeff’s second book, he brings us stories and life lessons from those that Walt surrounded himself with to build his magical empire and those that continue to carry on his legacy today. We hear stories from Imagineers both active and retired, cast members, Disney historians, and many more.
Each chapter starts with an inspiring quote and ends with a souvenir stop and hand stamp. The souvenir stop is a unique way to work through that chapter’s lesson by reflecting on your own personal story and the hand stamp is a hand-picked emotional story by Jeff that will help you remember that chapter’s lesson.
Jeff will help us draw from each of these lessons in his chapters and find ways we can improve not only personally but also professionally.