Cultural Adaptation Coaching

Managing the change of starting a new position at a new school can be challenging enough. The challenges of starting at a new school in a country you've never lived in can compound this stress significantly, no matter how much experience one has in working internationally.

The right kind of support can help manage the transition effectively while enabling educators focus on what they're there to do. We've worked with school leaders, administrators, individual teachers, and whole departments to:
  • build intercultural understanding
  • manage expectations for effective behaviors in school
  • acclimate to local cultural norms related to communication, formality, personal identity, and respect
  • explore the essential symbols, rituals, practices, and valued of both local and institutional cultures
Culture is the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group from another.
Engaging in Cultural Adaptation Coaching can help teachers and school leaders transition through the honeymoon phase and into a high-functioning life as they settle into any new environment more easily. Our experienced coaches have been there themselves.

By understanding how culture develops and reproduces itself, the dimensions of comparative cultures, exploring their own beliefs, and what it means to be part of an intentional school culture, educators who actively engage in this process are able to:
  • Thrive in a new environment
  • Communicate more easily with colleagues, students and families
  • Build strong professional networks
  • Ameliorate frustration and enjoy new experiences more fully

We started in 2011 with a mission to provide global resources to local teachers from our offices in Istanbul, Turkey.

As our work has expanded internationally and our operations grown, we continue leading and learning together as LEARNING ADVANCED.


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