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by mamava
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Anyone have experience with being Jewish in the ME?
Replies: 18
Views: 10343

Re: Anyone have experience with being Jewish in the ME?

ap410 wrote: > Thank you very much! My fear is not so much filling out the forms. I was > more concerned with my children being subjected to discrimination, hatred, > etc. I have no problem not telling people that I'm Jewish -- I do that now > for the most part in the US because there is just as muc...
by mamava
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: IB Results May 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: IB Results May 2020

At our school there were horrible. It seems like it penalized the high level students, but the lower scores held more steady. My daughter had 2 HL classes in which every IB mark was a 6 or 7 and her grade was a 5. One of her friends had the same scores for 1 of the classes and got a 4. She has 2 fri...
by mamava
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: 2nd most COVID country - Do I go?
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: 2nd most COVID country - Do I go?

I am starting my 5th year in Sao Paulo and we'll be distance learning until September 8 at the earliest, by order of the governor of the state. Looking at what's happening in the States, I would rather teach at my school in Brazil than picking up a job here in a school right now. Our school is going...
by mamava
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: new EU ban on travellers from the US
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: new EU ban on travellers from the US

I would reiterate--visitors are not the same as incoming workers. The ban is directed at tourists. I would assume there would be wiggle room for people coming into secured jobs. My host country has banned incoming people, but our school was able to get exemptions for our incoming teachers. I think i...
by mamava
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: new EU ban on travellers from the US
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: new EU ban on travellers from the US

I'm not in Europe, but our country has said no US visitors, but because we have our permanent residence documents (work permits) we'll be allowed to re-enter. Maybe EU countries will be like that, along with a quarantine?
by mamava
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Malaria
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Re: Malaria

We lived in Tanzania for 3 years. We took malarone for the first 6 months and then stopped. It's really expensive and not feasible to take it long-term. You wear proper clothing and bring bug spray and sleep under mosquito nets. Eventually, people get it. Two of our children did get it and they were...
by mamava
Fri May 15, 2020 5:15 pm
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: 6097

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

It would be impossible to predict. So much depends on the financial health of the school, the way families pay tuition (monthly or by semester), currency valuation (local against USD), ability of the board to restructure/restructure ongoing expenses, projected changes in enrollment, border situation...
by mamava
Fri May 15, 2020 5:08 pm
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: 2969

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

We flew back to the States in March. Quarantine was easy since we are working full days. When we go back, we'll have to do a 7 day quarantine, so it's not too bad. Being back in the States for distance learning was a lifesaver--we are planning to open with a blended program in August, but if we don'...
by mamava
Fri May 15, 2020 8:09 am
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Topic: Let the Bloodbath Begin.....
Replies: 14
Views: 3970

Re: Let the Bloodbath Begin.....

Our school has committed to no teacher/staff cuts for next year. We have a couple flights a day coming into the country, but of course, that could change. I had rebook our tickets in order to return earlier for a 7 day quarantine and 3 days that I asked for, the plane was fully booked. The issue for...
by mamava
Tue May 05, 2020 10:19 am
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Topic: Sending kids to local schools
Replies: 11
Views: 3776

Re: Sending kids to local schools

Besides cost, there are a lot of factors to consider. Having a "basic understanding" of a language isn't the same as knowing it. In a local school that is teaching in the local language (knowing it 7-9 years to become academically fluent), there will be a considerable amount of time in which your ch...
by mamava
Mon May 04, 2020 8:11 am
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Topic: Unemployment
Replies: 9
Views: 3648

Re: Unemployment

I know that some international schools are quite American--I believe friends who taught at Taipei American School, for example, paid into the US social security system. There might be a few cases where you could claim, but not as a general rule.
by mamava
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Pandemic Leadership
Replies: 5
Views: 2537

Re: Pandemic Leadership

I'm really pleased with our school. We are forging ahead with new content, assessments, etc., so it's a challenge, but our admin have been so supportive and transparent about where we are and where we might be heading. I've been reading the posts on Facebook from US school and I feel really lucky.
by mamava
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools refunding tuition fees
Replies: 12
Views: 4086

Re: Schools refunding tuition fees

Our school will refund some money based on lunches, buses, activities and utilities, but not tuition. They are also working with families who are facing challenges meeting their tuition obligations.
by mamava
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:34 am
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Topic: Search, China, and Reneging
Replies: 18
Views: 14187

Re: Search, China, and Reneging

Those of us that were in China during SARS and/or H1N1 know that things on the ground are not always as they seem on the news--a number of friends in Beijing (including those with small children) right now are confirming that. You can play for more, time, but this particular event isn't going to blo...
by mamava
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in China
Replies: 37
Views: 31453

Re: Situation in China

A friend in Guangzhou was told to report back on Feb. 3 and they'll work on trying to implement some sort of virtual school until students come back (right now set for the 17th). We were in Beijing during H1N1 and lots of schools were forced to close and lots of quarantines because of the mishandlin...