The International School Transitions-Care Landscape

13 Nov 2020 9:01 AM | FIGT News Editor (Administrator)

Sea Change Mentoring and Globally Grounded present the latest report card on international schools transitions-care.

Ellen Mahoney (Sea Change Mentoring) and Jane Barron (Globally Grounded) are delighted to share their latest research with you.

Their independent research project surveyed the international school landscape to identify the common practices, challenges and opportunities in transitions-care.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has thrust the world into transition, confirming that change is our constant companion and highlighting the need for individuals to actively engage in the process of transition in all contexts of life.

Join the conversation with Ellen and Jane as they discuss their findings and provide useful information for international schools seeking to improve the way they care for young people impacted by global mobility and provide optimal transitions-care for their entire school community.

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Time: 8am Jakarta | 9am Singapore | 12noon Sydney | 5pm (Nov 24) Los Angeles

Prior to this session, you will receive the link to join the conversation online.


Ellen Mahoney, MEd., is an alumna of international schools, the CEO of Sea Change Mentoring, and a Council of International Schools Affiliated Consultant. She is the only professional working with international schools who is certified in mentoring program supervision. In 2013, Ms Mahoney was named a David Pollock Scholar and an Echoing Green Semifinalist for founding Sea Change Mentoring, which provides consulting, program design, and professional development for international schools developing Social and Emotional Learning, mentoring, advisory, wellbeing, and transitions programs. In 2019, she launched The Circulus Institute, which provides blended learning opportunities for school staff with a focus on wellbeing and adult social and emotional learning. She is the author of Ten Strategies for Educators' Wellbeing: A Handbook for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak and is the host of the Sea Change Podcast, a podcast that discusses wellbeing, social emotional learning, and the power of relationships in international schools. She is currently based in New York City and San Francisco.

Jane Barron, MEd., is founder of Globally Grounded, a company dedicated to equipping students crossing cultures, their families and those who educate them to effectively navigate the triumphs and trials associated with living and learning amidst diverse domestic and international cultures. Ms Barron consults and presents to international and local schools (day and boarding), along with students and their families, developing their understanding of the impact of cross-cultural mobility, creating programs and implementing support mechanisms to enhance learning and life. An evaluator, developer, designer and collaborative implementer of customised comprehensive school-based transition and cultural integration programs, Barron’s work is informed by 27 years’ experience in education including both international and local schools, parenting two TCKs while living and working in South East Asia, a domestically mobile childhood and a repatriation to Australia. A Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN) Board Member, Families in Global Transition (FIGT) member, Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) member and Parfitt-Pascoe Writing Scholar, Ms Barron is co-author of Insights and Interviews from The 2017 Families in Global Transition Conference - Building on The Basics: Creating Your Tribe on the Move. Her writing has also been published in International Teacher Magazine, International School Magazine, The International Educator, I Am A Triangle and she blogs at www.globallygrounded.com. Currently, Ms Barron is based in Sydney, Australia.

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