Two Projects to Teach a Global Mindset

In the spring of 2011, I traveled with my father to Durissy, Haiti. My dad, along with another group of construction-minded individuals, was tasked with constructing a hurricane-proof house. The house would be used as an overnight “way station” during the rainy season for the local educators, who traveled three hours up and down a mountain to the school every day. I, on the other hand, was responsible for leading three days’ worth of professional development for these same teachers who had never received any formal teacher training. I knew it would be a life-changing experience.