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Increasing the Spelling Power of MKs

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Increasing the Spelling Power of MKs

We are so happy to welcome Jayne Cuidon as our guest blogger! Jayne, with her husband Scott, have served in Croatia for more than 23 years. Jayne earned her Doctorate in Education from Liberty University, with a special focus on Third Culture Children. She holds a Masters from the University of Alabama in Special Education and often helps  families struggling with special needs. Together Jayne and Scott have counseled couples and families for more than 20 years. Currently they serve as directors for the Barnabas Zentrum – Europe. Scott and Jayne are parents to six MKs, ranging in age...

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What I Wish My (International School) Teacher Knew About Me

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

What I Wish My (International School) Teacher Knew About Me

This article is reprinted with the permission of the author, Jane Barron. Jane is a Youth Intercultural Transition Specialist at Globally Grounded, an Educator (www.globallygrounded.com) with 24 years experience in local and international schools, a parent of two TCKs and grew up as a Domestic TCK. As a domestically mobile child, I have been this student. As a Mum to two globally mobile kids, I parent this student. As a teacher in both international and local schools, I have taught this student. As an intercultural transition specialist, I come alongside this student, their family and the...

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All About Homeschooling: An Interview with Debra Bell

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

All About Homeschooling: An Interview with Debra Bell

I had the opportunity to interview Debra Bell, Ph.D., author of the bestselling The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling and Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens. She has a heart for families homeschooling on the field and has spoken to families serving around the world.   Listen to this 19-minute audio interview in which Debra and I discuss: Homeschooling older students The dual role of many education consultants Homeschooling with teammates Homeschooling multiple children What Debra says “never works” in homeschooling Enjoy!...

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Homeschooling Trends Interview: Video

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Homeschooling Trends Interview: Video

We’re sharing this interview with you because if you support homeschoolers, teen TCKs, and/or TCKs experiencing mental health issues, you’ll want to hear what this expert has to say. Jean K. is a long-time education consultant on the staff of SHARE Education Services, and has supported families through several organizations around the world. Topics include: Technology advances Programs for children with special needs Everyday challenges Overall well-being and mental health of many teen TCKs Changes in Sonlight usage An educational technology forecast Advice to families who are...

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MKs and Second Language Acquisition, Part 2

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

MKs and Second Language Acquisition, Part 2

This is part 2 of a classic article about TCKs and multilingualism first published in Fitted Pieces by SHARE Education Services. You can read  part 1 here.) The author is Cynthia Storrs, who served in Europe and was a staff member of SHARE for many years. We often hear that a certain MK is bilingual, but what exactly does that mean? A balanced bilingual child is one who has age-appropriate abilities in both languages (see Baker). Parents (and grandparents!) should not expect that this means the MK will be equally fluent in both languages as two monolingual children are in their respective...

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MKs and Second Language Acquisition

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

MKs and Second Language Acquisition

This is a classic article about TCKs and multilingualism first published in Fitted Pieces by SHARE Education Services. The author is Cynthia Storrs, who served in Europe and was a staff member of SHARE for many years. Few workers forget the day they arrived on the field. It generally ranks right up there with The First Kiss, The Day Kennedy Was Shot, or The Truth About Santa, in terms of recall power. Equally accessible in the memory bank often is: The First Day of Language Study. Regardless of all that  agencies do to prepare a fledgling worker (and many do an commendable job at pre-field...

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