What is a Third Culture Kid (TCK) anyways?

Defined by Ruth Van Reken and David Pollock’s book, Third Culture Kids,

“A Third Culture Kid is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside their parents’ culture. The third culture kid builds relationships to all the cultures, while not having full ownership in any.”

and they can require additional support in the classroom. Creating a safe and positive classroom culture where these students can explore their identities is beneficial to the entire class. Here are three tips to help you support your Third Culture Kids.

1. Engage in Their Story

2. Connect with the Community around You

3. Intentionally Foster Relationships

What are some other tips on how to support TCK’s in the classroom? Let us know on Twitter @RubiconAtlas or Facebook!

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