Book reviews, TCK Resources

Safe Passage – essential reading for working with #TCKs

“This book was inspired by Ota identifying an unmet need he saw in students during transitional periods in the school year – and from existing research findings indicating that moving creates havoc with student learning. Ota and his colleagues at the American School of The Hague (ASH) developed the Safe Harbor programme to address the… Read More Safe Passage – essential reading for working with #TCKs

Author articles

No-No Boy

Writing a book is hard. People warned that the publication process is harder. They were right. Strangely, blogging in my mind seems the hardest. What is ‘blogging’? What am I signing up for? Where will this lead? Books are at least bound, their narrative arcs nestled reassuringly between a front and a back cover. Blogs… Read More No-No Boy

Author interviews, Book reviews

Q&A with Dr. Doug Ota and Book Review of Safe Passage

Safe Passage is an excellent resource for international families and schools to help with positive transitions. Ruth Van Reken, author of Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, comments: “As one who has lived this globally transient lifestyle since the moment of my birth, and worked with countless others… I cannot recommend this book highly… Read More Q&A with Dr. Doug Ota and Book Review of Safe Passage

Book reviews

Safe Passage: Highly Recommended for Anyone Working with TCKs

Safe Passage is essential for any international school wanting to create their own transition program.  Not only for schools though as I also found it a helpful read for expat parents.  Ota offers parental tips aimed at easing your child transition – including assessing your own responses to making a new transition.  In summary, I highly… Read More Safe Passage: Highly Recommended for Anyone Working with TCKs

Book reviews

Safe Passage – Words of Wisdom

Doug’s book is a must-read. It holds wisdom not only for international schools, but for all organizations that assist families with international transitions. Doug’s well-balanced advice and structured guidelines are applicable across countries. I would recommend this book to anyone involved in education or counseling of globally-mobile families, or anyone with children impacted by mobility.… Read More Safe Passage – Words of Wisdom