Posts made in March, 2013

Using the National Schools Successfully, Part 1

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

The following is from an article in Fitted Pieces by SHARE. The panel focuses on national schools as an educational option for expatriate families. It includes Cynthia Storrs (a teacher and parent whose children attended national schools and who holds a master’s degree in TESL from Sheffield University in England), Matt Neigh (who grew up in Austria and attended national schools) and Janet Blomberg (who provides educational help to families preparing for work overseas or already serving overseas). What do you think parents don’t understand or underestimate about using the national schools?...

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5 Issues to Consider when Choosing a National School

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Nancy Elwood is the co-founder of PACE, and serves as executive director of SHARE, where she leads a staff of education consultants serving throughout Europe and Eurasia. Nancy and her husband Mike live in Budapest, Hungary, and have two adult sons. She enjoys opening her home to guests and playing “Words with Friends.” This year, she and her husband celebrate 30 years of ministry in Europe. In choosing a national school for your child, a number of issues need to be considered. Some of these are listed below. Determine Your Long-Term Goals (What questions do we need to ask?) What are our...

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The Importance of Handwriting

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Flossie Epley has been with TEAM since 1981. She is founder and director of School Support Services (SSS) at Christian Academy in Japan (CAJ). For thirty years SSS has been offering consultancy, resources, and programs to home schoolers and schools affiliated with CAJ in Japan. Flossie and her husband Russ have two adult children and one grandchild. Years ago as a new worker in Japan Marie wrote a postcard to her mom. Using every possible inch of space on the card she added a tiny note asking her mom to send her some chapstick because it wasn’t readily available where she lived. Her mom was...

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Developing a Confident Writer

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

This is an excerpt from an article by Donna Crawford, a former education consultant with SHARE. Donna taught for more than 30 years in the US and Taiwan. This article was originally published in SHARE’s Fitted Pieces, and is used with permission Often when parents think about their child writing, they envision him sitting at a table, handing him a blank piece of paper and asking him to compose a paragraph or story. However, writing does not happen in isolation, but from providing a rich background of motivational experiences for the child. Creating Motivation This background begins...

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