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by Helen Back
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: COVID, 21/22 Job Season & You?
Replies: 19
Views: 2031

Re: COVID, 21/22 Job Season & You?

I have yet to arrive at my 2020 post. I am not alone.
by Helen Back
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How do you get to work?
Replies: 13
Views: 766

Re: How do you get to work?

School 1 school bus
School 2 electric scooter
School 3 car
School 4 school bus or taxi ( (if we ever get there)
by Helen Back
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: COVID, 21/22 Job Season & You?
Replies: 19
Views: 2031

Re: COVID, 21/22 Job Season & You?

sciteach wrote: "Many people lost their jobs due to less students, many people could not get to their job, borders were closed, etc." There is nothing past tense about this. It is still very much ongoing. I am still stuck in one country, trying to get to my new school in another country. I can think...
by Helen Back
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: thai police clearance cert
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: thai police clearance cert

That's sounds more like it. They will only issue one police check a day so I had to go back twice. The second one was for an application for certification. I find its better to have copies of police reports from every country I've worked in regardless of whether my new school requires it. Maybe I'm ...
by Helen Back
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: thai police clearance cert
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: thai police clearance cert

Brillo, just to clarify, were you applying for a police report in Thai or an English one for those leaving the country? I was at the central police station in Pathum Wan at the beginning of July and needed all the paperwork. The only difference with the previous time I went in June was they had set ...
by Helen Back
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: thai police clearance cert
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: thai police clearance cert

I've been to the central police station in Pathum Wan twice for police checks in the last month. It takes about an hour. You need your blue book, passport (and copies of both) plus you're current contract and the contract for your next school. Sign everything.150 Baht including postage.
by Helen Back
Fri May 15, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Staying for the Summer, or flying home for a visit?
Replies: 13
Views: 3296

Re: Staying for the Summer, or flying home for a visit?

We don't want to go through two sets of quarantine. We've already asked our landlord if we can stay extra month. Our new school is a 2 1/2 hour flight away (different country) and that's quite enough. To be honest I'd rather not get on a plane at all.
by Helen Back
Sun May 10, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Let the Bloodbath Begin.....
Replies: 14
Views: 4425

Re: Let the Bloodbath Begin.....

We're also moving to a country currently with closed boarders (for foreigners). While it is concerning, the school has given no indication that we will not be required. I'm being contacted by department heads about possible PD opportunities, I have a school email address and my kids have been assign...
by Helen Back
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Job Cuts
Replies: 12
Views: 7649

Re: Job Cuts

"Think about it from the parent perspective: why would I pay for a pricey private/international school for a year if I can just go to the local public option online for a year before things are sorted out?: Because the local public version is still inferior to the private version? And also, the priv...
by Helen Back
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Getting flights home this summer for departing teachers?
Replies: 2
Views: 2452

Re: Getting flights home this summer for departing teachers?

Yes, I think many of us are feeling like this. We have already talked to our landlord about staying on an extra month and then flying directly to our new school. We usually go home in the summer, but that might not be possible. We usually transit through China, Hong Kong or Seoul, but that seems lik...
by Helen Back
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools refusing to close due in COVID-2019 pandemic
Replies: 7
Views: 5077

Re: Schools refusing to close due in COVID-2019 pandemic

As long as the parents keep paying, the schools can keep paying teacher salary. I can also think of plenty of cost savings in having an empty school. Besides, if the kids leave, where are they going to go? It's not like they can move to another school. And lastly, I would think staying open when eve...