Posts made in April, 2013

Using the National Schools, Part 3

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

The following is the third and final excerpt from an article in Fitted Pieces by SHARE. The panel focuses on national schools as an educational option. 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 it takes from both parents and children to have a successful national...

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Planning with a Long-Range Perspective

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

For this week’s blog, we offer this classic article regarding TCK education by the retired TCK Ministries Director of AIM.  Starting as a teacher at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya, she has spent 29 years working with TCKs and their families, mainly those based in Africa. Jeremiah 29:11 is often quoted among those serving overseas. Why? Because they remind us that He has thought about us, He is in control and what He has planned for us is not only for our good, but is for our long-term good. The words encourage us and comfort us. They are the basis from which we have the courage to step out in...

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Using the National Schools, Part 2

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

The following is a second excerpt 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 factors do you think parents should consider in deciding whether or not...

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Roundup of Education Headlines – April 8, 2013

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Here is a sampling of current headlines in education news. Again, they’re rarely focused on TCKs, but all have good information for education consultants to use as they serve families and schools. Enjoy! Hyperactive Kid? Help the Parents A new study out of the University of Toronto (Canada) shows that parent education is more effective in helping preschoolers with ADHD than other strategies. For those of us serving as education consultants, this indicates that perhaps there is training we can provide parents while on the field instead of or in addition to looking for far-away...

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Multilingualism as a Bridge of Opportunity

Posted by on Apr 1, 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. ShinHae Kim thinks about academic subjects in English. She develops most of her friendships in Japanese, and she worships in Korean. Kim elaborates, “Many people think that languages are organized in cabinet form, taking out necessary details...

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