Posts made in March, 2015

Roundup of Education Headlines 3.23.15

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Roundup of Education Headlines 3.23.15

How to get kids to read independently Here is some newly-published information about the reading habits of children. While some aspects of this (such as access to a library) might be irrelevant for our families, I believe that there are many takeaways from this study that we can share with the parents we serve about how to encourage reading.   As Common Core Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out For those of you consulting with families returning to the US, here’s a good glimpse of the state of Common Core Standards and testing at the moment.   Autism is largely down...

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Encouraging Reading

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Encouraging Reading

Our guest blogger this week is Flossie Epley. We featured an interview with Flossie last week! Flossie 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. Hours of driving loomed ahead. Verbal games, story tapes, and listening to music works well for many families. Our daughter is deaf so those didn’t work for...

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Tea with Flossie

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Tea with Flossie

One of our desires at PACE is to connect TCK education consultants with one another. We asked several of PACE’s Master Consultants to answer a few questions related to consulting and the advice that they would give consultants who are new to their role. Our next article in this series features Flossie Epley, who has served with TEAM for 32 years in Japan. She calls reading “my number one interest,” but also enjoys talking walks in nature, gourmet cooking, and making digital photo albums. Here are her answers to our questions. Enjoy! In what roles do you serve, related to education consulting...

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How We Learn: The Role of Memory in Learning

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

How We Learn: The Role of Memory in Learning

This concludes our series on how we learn by our guest blogger Sandy E. Sandy travels as an Educational Consultant to Americans working for NGOs in Africa. Sandy previously taught special education in the US and has provided educational support to families since 2003.  Based in West Africa, she advises families with children in all school settings and has extensive experience in the areas of assessment, behavior, and providing an appropriate education for students with learning differences.  When not consulting, Sandy enjoys sports, hiking, and reading. Read the first three parts of this...

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