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by fine dude
Sun Mar 13, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Years of IB Experience for Top Tier Schools
Replies: 50
Views: 9566

Re: Years of IB Experience for Top Tier Schools

Fortuna is right. This forum is dominated by a handful of people and discussions are like egotistical tug-o-wars and 'shouting matches' rather than meaningful exchange of ideas (similar to teachers' meetings at international schools). Best option: read the first 4 or 5 responses and ignore the post ...
by fine dude
Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:06 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Employer doesn't show up to scheduled online interview, what do you think happened?
Replies: 10
Views: 2112

Re: Employer doesn't show up to scheduled online interview, what do you think happened?

There is another breed of admin who will treat you so well during the interview and share great stories about their school's accomplishments and collaborative spirit. Fast forward six months or a year and report a genuine problem, instead of addressing the issue, they will start excusing themselves ...
by fine dude
Tue Feb 15, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search Job Fair Demise
Replies: 38
Views: 10308

Re: Search Job Fair Demise

Irony dies a million deaths in IT recruitment irrespective of the format: - A 60-year old administrator drawing a high 6-figure salary refusing to hire a 50-year old veteran teacher as s/he is 'expensive.' - A shiny 21st century school brochure tells you nothing about the quality of teaching or rigo...
by fine dude
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Years of IB Experience for Top Tier Schools
Replies: 50
Views: 9566

Re: Years of IB Experience for Top Tier Schools

Having taught at a few top-tier schools for a while, here are my two pennies: I think the fundamental premise is to have deeper pedagogical content knowledge which means you can guide all students successfully both in terms of every day learning as well as steering them through complex assessments, ...
by fine dude
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Harvard's CSML
Replies: 14
Views: 4505

Re: Harvard's CSML

Thanks for weighing in, JDK. Appreciate it.
by fine dude
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Harvard's CSML
Replies: 14
Views: 4505

Re: Harvard's CSML

Thank you all.
@JDK
If you have to do it all over again, would you enrol in the same course or a different one? I have heard Australia offers some pretty rigorous options.
by fine dude
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Affordable Housing Prices
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

Affordable Housing Prices

Happy New Year all. For those planning to purchase property, which cities offer affordable prices (200-250K USD) for a 1- or 2-bedroom condominium or apartment not far from downtown? I'm sure Singapore and Hong Kong are out of question. Thank you.
by fine dude
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: I need help solving a matrix.
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

Re: I need help solving a matrix.

That will be a lot of zeros and ones. Why would you ask it here?
by fine dude
Fri Dec 24, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Harvard's CSML
Replies: 14
Views: 4505

Re: Harvard's CSML

Good points, gentlemen. The problem is there are many folks who are leading and taking the initiative and despite having the experience and credentials, it could be a stroke of luck or the right connection that can get you the first break.
by fine dude
Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Harvard's CSML
Replies: 14
Views: 4505

Re: Harvard's CSML

Thanks sid. That's what I thought. Not any different from PTC. Admin credential is the way to go, I guess.
by fine dude
Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Harvard's CSML
Replies: 14
Views: 4505

Harvard's CSML

Is the 'Certificate in School Management and Leadership' from Harvard of any use in securing a middle/high school principal position at a top-tier school if one already has a master's in ed and some middle management experience? Does anyone on this forum has a first-hand account of success with the ...
by fine dude
Tue Dec 14, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: US Citizen - Retirement Saving...?
Replies: 12
Views: 4288

Re: US Citizen - Retirement Saving...?

Is this the same Andrew Hallam who recommends giving up junk food and invest those expenses in index funds and murky firms based in Dubai? Good on him.
by fine dude
Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Hong Kong or Singapore?
Replies: 19
Views: 7431

Re: Hong Kong or Singapore?

A good pension plan for a teacher couple is hard to beat, especially if you get subsidised healthcare after retirement. If the 200K is inclusive of housing, it is an average teacher-couple salary. Post-taxes and rent, and some travel included, one'd bank at least 40 - 50K USD a year.
by fine dude
Thu Dec 09, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Hong Kong or Singapore?
Replies: 19
Views: 7431

Re: Hong Kong or Singapore?

A proactive city-state that knows how to take care of its people, transparent government, competitive salaries for international school teachers, low tax rates, world-class healthcare, extremely safe for families, a highly-educated and skilled workforce, excellent infrastructure, and world-renowned ...