Preparing Your Child For Boarding School

Can you believe we find ourselves in September? As Northern Hemisphere schools return to a new academic year in a variety of different formats (on-campus, remote learning or a blend of both), Southern Hemisphere schools would usually be finalising plans for their school’s 2021-enrolled Boarders’ Orientation. COVID-19 means many schools are unable to provide their … Continue reading Preparing Your Child For Boarding School

In Conversation: Tools for Transition in a Pandemic, with Ellen Mahoney

My colleague and friend, Ellen Mahoney and I were recently asked by Families in Global Transition (FIGT) to make a short video discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the international school community. As always, it was a pleasure chatting with Ellen as we shared our insights and ideas. The video remains open to the public … Continue reading In Conversation: Tools for Transition in a Pandemic, with Ellen Mahoney

COVID-19: A Teachable Moment for Intercultural Empathy

  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

How Schools Can Support Their International Students During The COVID-19 Outbreak

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

Surveying the Landscape: Common practices, challenges, and opportunities in International School transitions support

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

What Rodin Revealed about Reflection and Revelation: #FIGT17NL Ruminations

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

International Mobility and Learning

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

The Legacy of a Globally Mobile Childhood

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