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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: 3
Views: 388

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: 1732

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: 2557

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: 6503

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: 2149

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: 4216

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...
by Helen Back
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China People - What Does Online Learning Look Like for You Right Now?
Replies: 21
Views: 16544

Re: China People - What Does Online Learning Look Like for You Right Now?

mysharona wrote: > We have some moms that are doing really well in 4th grade. LOL. There is only so much you can do. We are not yet closed, but most of us feel closure is looming larger by the day. I can conference call, make videos, set edPuzzle, Quizlet, and various other assignments, but at the e...
by Helen Back
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in China
Replies: 37
Views: 29487

Re: Situation in China

We're in Thailand. When we went home for the weekend yesterday it felt like the last day of term. I'm not saying school will be cancelled on Monday, but cancellation does feel like it's coming. I'm feeling the authorities might tie it up with Songkran holidays to minimize the impact. I'm busy master...
by Helen Back
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China People - What Does Online Learning Look Like for You Right Now?
Replies: 21
Views: 16544

China People - What Does Online Learning Look Like for You Right Now?

Interested to know what teachers are actually doing. Are you teaching regular hours, posting assignments in the morning, conference calls, FlipGrid, etc? How are you keeping your class going? What is the expectation?

Thanks in advance.
by Helen Back
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: transferring US/QTS to Canada
Replies: 39
Views: 20978

Re: transferring US/QTS to Canada

I've just had three transcripts sent between provinces and one from the UK sent to the same place. Total cost including mailing - CAD$45.
by Helen Back
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: I wish I had known....
Replies: 6
Views: 7440

Re: I wish I had known....

That it would take us a few years to get into a school that we really want to be in. We started internationally with o lyric subbing experience.