Never thought I was gonna be here today

I remember my first day like it was yesterday. Monday morning, 15 January 2001, was the greatest day of my life. I remember waking up at 4 am and wanted to go to school immediately. I knew that I was called for Education. I’m an aspiring teacher – Global Minded Educator today because I knew my purpose from a very young age.  Know your purpose and have a vision. You will never go wrong.

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(Kevin Baloyi, age 5 – first day at school)

Aspiring Greater Heights

“I chose Education because I want to change the world!” – Kevin Baloyi

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Global Minded Educators is a non-profit organization empowering educators in Africa. Global Minded Educators seeks to reduce the planted inequities in the societies by working to provide access to quality education in order to transform children’s lives, schools, and communities.

VISION

To transform the education system globally.

MISSION

To facilitate workshops, yearly summits and other experiences that help create an expansive community of practice with educators that are dedicated to transformative education. Offer professional development sessions around the Africa. Connect educators globally through social media and other platforms.

OBJECTIVE

We want to remind the educators that they have an important role to play in the children’s lives. We are raising a global-minded generation that wants to change the education system worldwide.

As I move forward …

I believe in individuals and I want to see the best in each of them. I have decided to deliver keynotes, professional development to educators that need to spread their wings and  fly. I want to connect students and educators all around the world through possible social media. I want them to share ideas, do a cultural exchange and hopefully do exchange programs where students and teachers from Africa go to the UK or the US and vice verse.

Technology was designed for us to use it in our best potential so I want to take advantage of it and direct it in this direction.

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Sharing about the EdTech Summit Africa at The Global Education Conference

I am honored to share about the EdTech Summit Africa on the Global Education Conference. It is important to share what you have learned with the rest of the world because at the end of the day you change someone’s perspective on Education. I am a Global-Minded Educator because I see education beyond a classroom, a pen, and paper.

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Here’s more info from the Global Ed Conference 2016 site:

The Global Education Conference (GEC) is a collaborative and world-wide community convening designed to significantly increase opportunities for globally-connecting educators and programs. Our primary event seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real-world problems. Through this conference and associated events, attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world. Participants are encouraged to learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic opportunities within a global context!

The Global Education Conference welcomes participants from all over the world and encourages presentations in any language. Training is provided in the conference platform, Blackboard Collaborate, and presenters are encouraged to take ownership of the presentation process when scheduling and promoting their sessions. The purpose of this event is to elevate and empower presenters to share their knowledge with a global audience.

We have partnered this year with iEARN to host their annual conference and youth summit in tandem with the Global Education Conference. iEARN typically hosts their conference in various conferences, but for logistical reasons, they’ve held it online twice with the GEC.

Additionally, the Global Education Conference Network organizes three other events. See http://globaledevents.com for more details.

Click here for the Presentation slides

YOLO – You Only Live Once

Do you want to succeed? Take a look at these four points and trust me, you will never go wrong:

  1. Eliminate excuses – stop distributing your excuses to everyone else. Reduce your excuses and maximize your actions.
  2. Do not feel like the world owes you. The world owes you nothing – stop blaming your parents for your career.
  3. Stop blaming your circumstances and practice self-control – look at people like Steve Jobs, Nelson Mandela. They never lost focus on their vision. They never let their circumstances affect their future. You are also human like them, you can do it.
  4. Become your own hero, inspiration and competition – Do not compete with other people because you do not know what their vision is. Focus on your own vision and compete with the man on the mirror and trust me, you will never fail.

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