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MOVES & TRANSITIONS
For International Educators

This virtual interactive workshop for Leavers, Stayers and Arrivers will focus on how to "leave well in order to enter well." As we know, teachers, admin, counselors and staff are better able to teach and guide your learners if they are feeling settled physically and emotionally themselves. Staff wellbeing also leads to increased retention and reduced burnout.

 

In this workshop, we will cover:

  • Anticipating a cross-cultural move

  • Saying proper good-byes

  • Navigating across educational systems for accompanying dependents

  • The unique challenges of repatriation

With over 25 years of experience as an international educator, with multiple cross-continent moves with children, I can help. 

I have served on a school Orientation Team for Arrivers, and supported Leavers annually. 

TRANSITION to UNIVERSITY
For Final-Year Students

Many of the rituals of modern societies include the move from secondary to higher education as a mark of young adulthood. This virtual interactive presentation is aimed at students on their way to graduating from your school -- how can we best prepare them to "arrive & thrive" at their next destination?

Topics will include:

  • Understanding your own cross-cultural experiences

  • Managing the emotions of leaving

  • Saying a "good" good-bye

  • Finding your "tribe"

  • Practicing practical skills before departure.

As a high school counselor, supporting our graduating leaver students was always one of my most important tasks. As a member of the SPAN team, I have training in and access to the best research practices for student transitions. 

PARENTING from AFAR
For Current or Alumni Parents

This virtual presentation is aimed for parents of final-year high school students, just leaving for university. The workshop can also address parents entering the "empty nest" phase of their own life transitions.

 

Topics will include:

  • How best to support your teenager to be more independent and responsible

  • How to manage family stress during the college application process

  • Understanding cross-cultural educational transitions

  • How to prepare for changing family dynamics at this stage of life

As a high school counselor , I have helped parents navigate the journey of parenting teenagers -- both at home and from far away. I can help parents manage their own stressors and emotions to best be a bulwark for their teenager's evolution into an independent young adult.