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by marieh
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Re-training as a maths teacher with a BA (language studies) and a PGCEi
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Re-training as a maths teacher with a BA (language studies) and a PGCEi

Out of curiosity, why are you looking into re-training for math, specifically? Do you have a background in the subject in some other way (work experience, something hobby-related, etc.)?
by marieh
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: If not in your home country, then where do you plan to retire?
Replies: 17
Views: 865

Re: If not in your home country, then where do you plan to retire?

Spain. My old coworker did this and apparently it's quite easy to do and you can split your investment into multiple vehicles (e.g. house and bonds). https://www.globalcitizensolutions.com/ ... isa-spain/ .

Portugal has a similar program, but I feel more at home in Spain.
by marieh
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:30 pm
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: 765

Re: How do you get to work?

Taiwan - Scooter - 100% necessary unless you lived in Taipei. Korea - Car - 100% necessary if you live in a rural area. Thailand - tuk/tuk or motorbike. Walking was possible, but you'd end up covered in grime. Now - I live on a compound so it's a 5 minute walk and the school provides transportation ...
by marieh
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Stay or go for it?
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Stay or go for it?

The only way to know is to attend a fair and/or start reaching out to schools and see what happens. If you're willing to If you're willing to keep your options open in regards to location, I am sure you can find something.

Also, ISS doesn't cost very much.
by marieh
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Advice for married couples working together
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Advice for married couples working together

Every couple is different and you're going to have to find out what works best for the both of you. My husband and I have been living together (often in very close quarters) and working together for over a decade. We have found that we are stronger as a pair than we are as individuals. We unfortunat...
by marieh
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: 2021/2022 Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: 2021/2022 Advice

Actually going to agree with PsyGuy here. You'd be more competitive as a math/English couple.
by marieh
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Thoughts on Search Online Fairs
Replies: 28
Views: 3114

Re: Thoughts on Search Online Fairs

Speedracer - While schools may not have renewal cutoffs until November or December, there are plenty that may be short staffed because of COVID. I know that, at my school, we gave everyone the opportunity to get out of their contracts due to the location. As a result, we know going into the October ...
by marieh
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: 2021/2022 Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1469

Re: 2021/2022 Advice

As someone in charge of hiring, I agree with everything Sid said. One inexperienced math teacher is fine, but two would be a problematic hire for exactly the reasons he described. Also, you are going to have an issue finding schools that are hiring for both MS and HS math (again, as Sid said). Those...
by marieh
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Leadership Inquiry
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Leadership Inquiry

As the wife of a senior admin who started as a teacher, I completely concur with Sid's response. All interactions - whether between colleagues or parents - are now a political game for both of us. It is an extremely difficult line to walk at times. You will also be essentially on call 24/7, which WI...
by marieh
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Dataset for average international school salaries
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: Dataset for average international school salaries

Thanks sid and finedude. Thought this might be one of those topics that had too many variables to form a reliable data set, but I thought I'd at least ask. For the record, this was just because I wanted to practice my python/R skills by comparing average American public school vs. IS salaries and th...
by marieh
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Dataset for average international school salaries
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Dataset for average international school salaries

Does anyone know if such a dataset exists? I'd rather not reinvent the wheel by trying to scrape the SA or ISS sites.
by marieh
Sat May 23, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools Unable To Employ Staff
Replies: 10
Views: 3893

Re: Schools Unable To Employ Staff

They'll hire locals for the year or until this blows over. Or, depending on the country and the quality of the school, TEFLers.
by marieh
Mon May 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: University of the People - Master in Education Leadership
Replies: 21
Views: 4225

Re: University of the People - Master in Education Leadership

@Boomba and @Immortus Just understand that you will be forced to use the following on your resume if you go through Harvard Extension School (these are the 2020 guidelines): Master of Liberal Arts, Harvard University Extension School. Field of Study Master of Liberal Arts, Extension Studies, Harvard...
by marieh
Thu May 14, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: So, if the border isn't open...
Replies: 29
Views: 6825

Re: So, if the border isn't open...

For me, Plan B would be to look for a job in my home country since that's the only definite in terms of travel/accessibility at the moment. I don't envy anyone their decisions though. I consider myself to be a fairly ethical person, but at the end of the day I have to look out for myself and my fami...