The unusual invitation arrived just as I was again laying out the day’s lunch offerings for our family. Entitled “A Moment in Time,” it was sent by my Aunt-in-law who lives thousands of kilometres away. An amateur artist, she had begun a painting in response to COVID-19 as a way to keep busy, stay relaxed … Continue reading COVID-19: A Moment in Time
In response to requests by a number of educators from across the globe, who are increasingly concerned about the cultural barriers their school communities are experiencing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth Intercultural Transition Specialist, Jane Barron, shares some of her wisdom and resources for facilitating intercultural empathy learning. For generations we’ve been told that “the playground can be … Continue reading COVID-19: A Teachable Moment for Intercultural Empathy
By Jane Barron and Danielle Pringle Jane Barron and Danielle Pringle have long been champions of the wellbeing and welfare of international students in Australian schools. In this article, they share practical solutions for supporting your international and overseas school students through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 Outbreak and offer insight for implementing robust measures … Continue reading How Schools Can Support Their International Students During The COVID-19 Outbreak
I am excited to finally share one of the big projects I've been working on in 2018. _____ Announcing the launch of Sea Change Mentoring and Globally Grounded’s independent research project into transitions support at international schools International schools are the most popular educational platform for families in global transition. While recent years have brought … Continue reading Surveying the Landscape: Common practices, challenges, and opportunities in International School transitions support
Have you ever dreamed of visiting a distant land after seeing it captured in a documentary, cheering on your favourite sporting team in real life or seeing a certain acclaimed artwork or salient sculpture in person? Recently I fulfilled one of those long-held dreams. Viewing Auguste Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’ (Le Penseur) sculpture in Paris has … Continue reading What Rodin Revealed about Reflection and Revelation: #FIGT17NL Ruminations
Today I am sharing with you my first published article. Written for International Teacher Magazine, I investigate the impact of international mobility on learning and what can be done to support students through the challenges of transition from country to country. It's a fact that international mobility impacts learning. Some teachers in International Schools know it. … Continue reading International Mobility and Learning
It is now a little over six months since our family repatriated from South East Asia back to Australia. The question I am asked most often is: “Are you settled yet?” Just as Third Culture Kids (TCK) pause to evaluate their audience when asked the question: “where are you from?”, the “are you settled yet?” … Continue reading Are You Settled Yet?
We are in the midst of the Winter School Holidays here in the Southern Hemisphere and our family has just returned from a visit to our nation’s capital – Canberra, Australia. At every turn, I was reminded of the legacy of a globally mobile childhood. For my husband and I, the visit provided a re-acquaintance … Continue reading The Legacy of a Globally Mobile Childhood