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Western Canadian Boarding Schools Rock!
July 11, 2018

Cobalt blue skies, soaring evergreen trees, lush ferns, glacial lakes, hidden coves,  and ocean views – few places in the world are as lovely as the islands of Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. I had the pleasure of traveling there in April at the invitation of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools to…

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What Do International School Counselors Talk About?
May 9, 2018

Cheryl Brown of The International School of Muscat in Oman and Brooke Fezler of the International School of Barcelona, along with the support of their dedicated and hardworking taskforce, once again organized a fabulous conference of the International School Counselors Association (ISCA) in Bangkok, Thailand last March. Over 200 school counselors representing over 105 international…

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Exploring the Options in Swiss Boarding Schools by Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed, Certified Educational Planner
April 29, 2015

A Tour of Swiss Boarding Schools… Last week I had the opportunity to visit eight Swiss boarding schools with a group of American educational consultants on a tour organized by fabulous admissions teams at TASIS and Leysin American School with the cooperation of other schools that form part of Swiss Learning. I had done this…

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Part 3 of 3: Struggling Young Learners
November 1, 2013

Concerned about your student’s progress at school?? As a former school psychologist, here are my “insider” tips… Welcome to Part 3 of 3. Missed Parts 1 and 2? Check them out here and here. Today’s post is all about common referral concerns for struggling young learners. This advice is meant for the “middle of the bell curve”…

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Part 2 of 3: When Young Learners Struggle…
October 22, 2013

Concerned about your student’s progress at school?? As a former school psychologist, here are my “insider” tips… Missed Part 1? Check it out here. Today’s post is all about presenting common referral concerns when you find your young learners struggle: 1. Recognize efforts. Sometimes tensions are running high. The teacher seems averse to helping Tommy….

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Part 1 of 3: When your young learner is struggling…
October 4, 2013

Concerned about your student’s progress at school?? As a former school psychologist, here my “insider” tips… Today’s post is all about managing your resources and allies, and not so much about the specific process. More on problem solving and the process to come! This is the first of three parts, so stay tuned for follow up…

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