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Culture Shock: Can You Recognize It?

We are so accustomed to our own culture that we hardly recognize its idiosyncrasies, if at all. Yet, for students who come from different cultures, our norms may seem foreign, offensive, or even frightening. With the goal of reaching and teaching all students, it is vital teachers are aware of the difficulties that accompany culture changes and are equipped with tools to help students get through the shock of those changes.
A Collection By Shauna Konnerth
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Culture Shock: Can You Recognize It?
  • Culture Shock

    Website
    kidshealth.org
    kidshealth.org
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    This "for teens" resource defines culture shock, its causes, and feelings, and provides some suggestions and resources for dealing with it.
  • deborahswallow.com
    deborahswallow.com

    The Classic 5 Stage Culture Shock Model

    5 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    Teachers who are not experienced with students suffering from culture shock may make the mistake of thinking students in Stage 1 of culture shock have completely adjusted to the new culture. Then, when Stage 2 kicks in, the unexpected distress of the students blindsides the teacher. This brief but helpful explanation of how culture shock typically progresses gives a bird's-eye perspective to what can be a very long process.
  • Shauna Konnerth says:
    Teachers with little international experience may not be aware of the things that are culturally very normal for them, but disconcerting to a culturally different student. This straight-forward resource will give you some of the basic factors of culture shock, and the things you are doing in your classroom that may unwittingly be stressing out your students.
  • Shauna Konnerth says:
    This excellent resource is broken down into four clickable sections: Why should you anticipate culture shock? Why don't the same teaching approaches work everywhere? Why does teaching require cultural intelligence? And what issues might you encounter?
  • globalcognition.org
    globalcognition.org

    3 Ways to Improve Your Cultural Intelligence

    6 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    As the title suggests, there are steps you can take to become more culturally intelligent, and this can make a huge difference for students in your class who are suffering from culture shock.
  • Culture Shock

    Website
    internationalstudent.com
    internationalstudent.com
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    For international students who are proficient in reading English, this informative article can help them get a grasp on what they are experiencing, and how to cope. It also includes two videos on culture shock to supplement the information.
  • blog.languagelizard.com
    blog.languagelizard.com

    How to Help Students Survive Culture Shock

    5 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    In the end, recognizing culture shock in your students isn't going to be enough to help them navigate it. This article provides specific strategies you can employ to help your culturally (and linguistically) different students survive.
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