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by fine dude
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Salary Comparisons for Singapore international schools
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Salary Comparisons for Singapore international schools

All the top flight schools pay between 10 - 15K SG dollars per month and that includes housing. Make sure the school's health insurance covers your family needs or else you'll end up with a massive hole in your pocket.
by fine dude
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Summer Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Summer Plans

Just wondering how teachers are spending their summer break. Are you staying put or visiting your home country? With travel restrictions in place, what activities keep you engaged? Thank you.
by fine dude
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How long do you stay at your 'dream school'?
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: How long do you stay at your 'dream school'?

It also depends on the local situation. If the dream school is not in a first-world country, rapidly changing social and political equations can make one to think beyond pay check and benefits. China, The Philippines, and Thailand are cases in point. Also, change of school management can have a sign...
by fine dude
Sun May 31, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: degree in subject matter vs. certification
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: degree in subject matter vs. certification

A degree of course. Certification validates your expertise. Do you have to go back to school to a get a degree? The answer is no. Learn on the job/online, prove yourself with stellar exam results, and aim for a better school. Some of the best math and physics teachers I worked with are engineers-tur...
by fine dude
Sat May 16, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Seems like schools hold all the cards at this point...
Replies: 8
Views: 1324

Re: Seems like schools hold all the cards at this point...

It's time for these new hires to actively communicate with their schools and ask if it's okay to start working on their back-up plans. If they object, ask schools what they offer in return, but explain your situation and share what's at stake. Simply assuming it will all be dandy will help no one. T...
by fine dude
Sat May 16, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Admin role
Replies: 35
Views: 2700

Re: Admin role

There are a few frequent posters on this forum whose views I don't take seriously as they neither share the same career trajectory nor have the professional experience to understand the issue at hand.
by fine dude
Sat May 16, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Let the Bloodbath Begin.....
Replies: 14
Views: 2458

Re: Let the Bloodbath Begin.....

Here are my predictions come September 2020: - Class sizes will be disproportionate with some teaching more and others less. - Senior high school teachers at bigger schools where they hitherto taught only AP/IB will now be asked to take on some middle school classes. - Employment contracts will now ...
by fine dude
Fri May 15, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Admin role
Replies: 35
Views: 2700

Re: Admin role

No matter how much some folks deny, they are trying to impress the admin visitors to this forum and they know who they are. It's not keyboard chivalry, but based on cold facts at some schools I know of and where friends are pulling extra weight on top of teaching a full schedule. When you can't comm...
by fine dude
Tue May 12, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Admin role
Replies: 35
Views: 2700

Admin role

Looking at how teachers have stepped up and carried along in the past 3-4 months without much guidance from principals and assistant principals, do you all think some admin positions in schools will be made redundant, especially when they are clueless and ask for teachers help to figure out technica...
by fine dude
Sun May 10, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Let the Bloodbath Begin.....
Replies: 14
Views: 2458

Re: Let the Bloodbath Begin.....

There are silver linings, too, or should I say, milking continues: - I know folks at schools who are either continuing with their current contracts or moving onto new jobs with some possibility of remote learning in August and September. - No slash in salary and benefits. - Two schools in Hong Kong,...
by fine dude
Wed May 06, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Golf in the Middle East
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Golf in the Middle East

Try Egypt and Bahrain. Affordable if you book online in advance. $ 60-100- a day.
by fine dude
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Pandemic Leadership
Replies: 5
Views: 2128

Re: Pandemic Leadership

My cousin has a different story. Her school rushed to re-open, but the leadership is clueless. They don't have PPE and not enough room to maintain physical distancing. They are asking teachers to make decisions on the fly. Apparently, this pandemic is exposing the (in)competence of several school le...
by fine dude
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Pandemic Leadership
Replies: 5
Views: 2128

Pandemic Leadership

Without naming schools, how is your admin doing in making key decisions relating to virtual learning, communication, and plans to reopen? Are they being decisive enough in resolving complex problems?
by fine dude
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Life insurance for expats
Replies: 5
Views: 3111

Re: Life insurance for expats

We purchased one from IMG through our school. You can email them at info@imgsc.com for a quote.

https://imgsc.com/life-insurance/