Posts made in December, 2013

Preparing for First Grade in English

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

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. Hannah attends yochien. It’s a great way to get to know neighborhood children. Through the yochien the whole family connects with the community. It is a good situation for now, but her parents want to make a switch at first grade to offer Hannah...

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Roundup of Education Headlines – December 6, 2013

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

More Boys Diagnosed with Special Needs Official figures recently released in the UK reveal that twice as many boys are diagnosed with special needs. The numbers also suggest that once measures were put into place to prevent over-diagnosis of special educational needs, one percent fewer children received a special needs diagnosis. Yoga Balls Instead of Chairs A US teacher of six and seven-year-olds replace chairs with yoga balls in her classroom. In classrooms that have made this switch, teachers report better attention and even better handwriting. We know that younger children tend to be...

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TCK Research, Part 3

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Blog | 4 comments

Our guest blogger for this series is Sheryl O’Bryan. Sheryl has been involved in TCK education since 1988, both as a classroom teacher in Bouake, Cote d’Ivoire, and for the past 10 years as TCK Coordinator for WorldVenture. In her down time, Sheryl likes to sleep in, hang out with TCKs, eat dark chocolate, drink coffee, collect new stamps in her passport, and blog, and doodle with zen tangles. She’s less fond of reading contracts and packing, which is what she’s been doing in most of her free time lately. This is the third and final installment in our series about how the...

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