"My students loved Global Corner. I had a few who remembered Brazil from the year before and they are only in first grade. The speakers do a wonderful job at getting on the students level and making sure they can follow along."
-1st Grade Teacher, Navy Point
"I love and look forward to this program every year"
-1st Grade Teacher, NB Cook
"Due to the various levels of cultural exposure within the classroom, in my opinion, the Global Corner allows our more economically challenged students an opportunity to see beyond their limited environment. Quite often, these are the students that have reading deficiencies and learn best by kinesthetic activities. Global Corner allows for this. My students return to the classroom with knowledge that I can incorporate into Reading stories, Social Studies, and other core subjects. Great Job!"
-4th Grade Teacher, Molino Park
"Taking an imaginary trip to Russia was an unforgettable experience. My Kindergartners loved being magically transported to another country. They talked about it for the entire week. They especially loved the dancing, storytelling, and culture that they got to be involved with. My 5 year old came home telling me thank you and bye in Russia all night. It was a great experience. I loved that my students were given the exposure of another country in the boundaries of our classroom."
-Kindergarten Teacher, Jim Allen
"I love and look forward to this program every year!"
-1st Grade Teacher, NB Cook
"The Global Corner brings something to our students that many will never be able to do...a chance to "visit" other countries! Every year, my students and I take in all we can about a different country and its culture. Often times, we tend to not give much thought to other places because they are so "far away" or so "different". I am fortunate for this experience because it shows my students that we are a lot more alike than we are different. And what a great lesson that is for all of us!"
"“It was wonderful! Our students loved going home and telling their families about their trips to Egypt! The children were so excited and really impressive with their interests expressed regarding the culture and activities. Thank you for a most valuable educational experience. You all did an excellent job!”"
"It is WONDERFUL!!! Please continue to carry on this tradition with our school. We LOVE having you come each year!"
"This is a great way to expose children to information they might not otherwise be exposed to. In today’s classroom, with all the stress we put on test scores, many of these types of experiences have been lost due to lack of time. Children need to be exposed to this type of information which often leads to a lifetime curiosity about related topics."
-Fifth Grade Teacher
"Having been fortunate enough to live overseas with the military, I was thrilled to find The Global Corner in my children's school when we returned to the US. The age-appropriate exposure that the program gives the students to another culture is so rich and broadening. My children look forward to The Global Corner each year and excitedly share their experiences when they return home. Thank you, Global Corner, for a job well done!"
"Jim Allen Elementary has been having The Global Corner come to our school for many years. The excitement that the students show and the interest it sparks in other cultures, wildlife.....is contagious. I love when the kids come to me with a library book relating to the country. It is amazing how they love to learn a few foreign words. Elijah still tells me "jambo" every morning as he passes me in the hall. (Kenya was in 1/2015)."
- Jim Allen, Art Teacher
"The Global Corner provides a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about places around the world that they may not otherwise, get the chance to learn about. Students get inspired and really want to learn more about other diverse cultures. They can't wait for The Global Corner to return next year for another new and exciting adventure!"
"The Global Corner took our students to another country in a way we could have never accomplished within the confines of a classroom. The impression left and the ideas offered are an academic experience that children keep throughout their lives and reflect upon with joy. This program allowed children to travel without leaving the school, to understand without living the experience and to hope for more opportunities in the future."
"This opportunity was such an awesome experience for my students who barely have a chance to leave Escambia County much less travel the world. Global Corner provided a fun hands on way for our students to see a part of the world that is basically unknown to them. The music, costumes and pictures provide an experience my students would not get due to limited time and resources of the classroom teacher."
"My kids thought this was the best thing ever. I caught myself wanting to raise my hand to answer questions."
"The pacing of the activities for kindergarten was just right for this age level. Global Corners kept the lessons short and to the point and also balanced listening with active movement. The children were engaged in all of the activities."