Posts Tagged "TCK issues"

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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Blog Reading for TCK Education Consultants

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Blog Reading for TCK Education Consultants

As education consultants, we certainly want to pass along solid educational information to our families. But sometimes it is also helpful to pass along posts from education and family-related blogs. While some education blogs are more research-based than others, many address the reality of raising families overseas and can offer encouragement when the parents we serve might need it. Here are three blogs that offer information that could be helpful to you as a consultant and possibly be worth exploring on behalf of your families. Please offer others that you’ve discovered in the...

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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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Testing TCKs

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

This is the second of two blogs focused on testing by Melissa Shipman, Executive Director of PACE and a teacher of children with special needs for over 10 years. Melissa lives in Georgia, USA with her husband and two young girls. Last week, I provided a simple explanation of the types of educational testing, going into more detail about norm-referenced testing. Norm-referenced testing provides information to parents about how their child is mastering academic skills relative to their peers. In testing-speak, a “peer” is a child very similar to the child being tested. In national,...

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