I do apologize for my voice during this podcast. I had a bit of a head cold as of late. I hope to be back to normal soon. In order to go global in your classroom and develop a real world audience, you have to first understand WHY you need to go global and bring in a real world audience. I believe there are four key reasons WHY you need to connect with the world and bring down your classroom walls before you learn HOW to accomplish this goal. 1. Power of One 2. Idea Generated Jobs 3. Real World Skills 4. It is our reality This podcast will address why these four reasons are so important for understanding why we need to expand our classroom boundaries to a global perspective. I will be creating a future podcast about HOW to do this and share my experience and journey from starting very small to where I am today. There is not enough time in one podcast to do both. Listener Questions Brett Murrey @Sciology asked two great questions How do you increase your audience to reach more people in a global classroom? How can I develop myself as an educator to bring exposure to my teaching practices for real world or global classrooms? Announcements Still looking for suggestions for a 10-15 second theme song. If you are interested in connecting for a podcast let me know. I am always open to ideas so if there is something I share online via the #coffeechugPLN, this blog or elsewhere that you want to know more about please let me know. Episode Resources In this episode I mentioned several resources, including: Book: The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Friedman Book: Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin Book: Purple Cow by Seth Godin Podcast: Episode #1: Passion Driven Classrooom Software: Audacity Choose2Matter Project Blog posts on Choose2Matter - Passion, or Email Discussion, Teacher Reflection #1, Teacher Reflection #2 Subscription Links http://coffeechug.podomatic.com/ iTunes Channel Your Feedback If you have an idea for a podcast you would like to see or a question about an upcoming episode, please email me at aarmau (@) gmail (dot) com or you can leave a comment. Also, if you enjoyed the show, please rate it on the iTunes Channel and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out! Thanks. Question: "What is the right kind of education to prepare our students for the future?" Please leave a comment with your answer! I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on what I shared. Thanks for listening.