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When I was in the classroom, I always believed in affect before acquisition.  If a child wasn’t feeling secure, valued and content, his or her learning was at risk.  Now as a counselor, I so appreciate when parents take time on a busy day of conferences to check in with me and ask about the social and emotional life of their child.

Thank you Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff for your insight.

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Author: nremondi

Like many of my students, I am a Third Culture Kid - well, a Third Culture Big Kid. In my adult life, I have lived and worked as an middle school educator in Japan, Hong Kong, Jordan, England and the United Arab Emirates. In 2009, I returned to Hong Kong to take my first post as a middle school counselor where I have truly found my niche. My days are filled with opportunities to connect with students, colleagues and parents. I absolutely love my job. When not connecting with the school community, I enjoy all this great city has to offer - from its hiking trails and beaches to the crowded markets of Kowloon and the cosmopolitan chic of Central. My passions include travel, photography, service work, food, cinema, literature and the arts.

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