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by Thames Pirate
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is it low-level corruption if IB teachers are made to 'help' too much, or is this widespread?
Replies: 10
Views: 2880

Re: Is it low-level corruption if IB teachers are made to 'help' too much, or is this widespread?

There is stretching the guidelines and there is actual dishonesty. For example, you are only supposed to meet with a student a certain number of times on a certain assignment. But the student stops you after class and says "We talked about X, so I implemented these changes. Is that right?" Is that a...
by Thames Pirate
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Effect of Brexit on WE teaching job market?
Replies: 7
Views: 4439

Re: Effect of Brexit on WE teaching job market?

Also, a lot of schools say they can't provide visas, but if you are from certain countries it's not an issue. For example, if you are from the US, NZ, Japan, etc. you can travel visa-free to the EU. In some countries, as long as your in a shortage field (which teaching often is) and you have the req...
by Thames Pirate
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Creating fake references
Replies: 26
Views: 9189

Re: Creating fake references

Don't kid yourself. This is a troll. And not someone who cares about kids.
by Thames Pirate
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Move to admin?
Replies: 6
Views: 4090

Re: Move to admin?

If you want to test the waters, try something in-between like CAS coordinator, IB coordinator, grade level or team leader, or HOD. You can get a taste for some of the administrative tasks and the required mindset while staying primarily in the classroom. You can see if you are capable of leading oth...
by Thames Pirate
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Doing something wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Re: Doing something wrong?

I think more specific cover letters are better than philosophical ones. Your philosophy will come through if you write it correctly. You should at least mention your spouse briefly to show you have considered this factor.
by Thames Pirate
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Some questions (age, uni reputation and degree subject etc)
Replies: 9
Views: 4605

Re: Some questions (age, uni reputation and degree subject e

I disagree; parents may not know UCL, but admin would. Maybe not outranking Harvard in terms of hiring prestige, but certainly right on up there. If admin don't know UCL, they are uninformed.
by Thames Pirate
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Doing something wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Re: Doing something wrong?

Oh, sure, do those things. It's good advice. I am just saying that, based solely on numbers and timing, there doesn't seem to be anything wrong per se. Obviously we don't know if you have or haven't done those things or similar. Some recruiters read cover letters to find their top picks. Others neve...
by Thames Pirate
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Doing something wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Re: Doing something wrong?

Nothing is "wrong" (that we can see--obviously not knowing your details, CV, etc.) so much as that is just how things roll. There are people who send out three resumes and get their dream job and people who send out dozens or even hundreds before they find something. Just keep applying, be patient, ...
by Thames Pirate
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: First job fair coming up.. Top 5 tips please!
Replies: 4
Views: 2187

Re: First job fair coming up.. Top 5 tips please!

Do your homework beforehand. Take the time to really research your top choice schools, including your pie-in-the-sky schools as well as more realistic options. Research the mission statements, browse their websites, look at whom they sent to the fair, etc. A well-organised cheat sheet is worth its w...
by Thames Pirate
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Job search strategy for European Schools
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Re: Job search strategy for European Schools

Both. Plan for a London fair (Search, CIS, or both), but you should still apply on your own, both to schools that are not on those platforms and to schools that are. The strategy is the same as for any other region, really, with one exception. The timeline is somewhat skewed. Worker protections mean...
by Thames Pirate
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School
Replies: 101
Views: 23447

Re: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School

Frankly, it's impossible not to take offence at your prior post. It was directly aimed at me and did nothing to further the thread. If you want to hear about my life in Europe, reread posts or start a thread asking. I am happy to share my experience if it helps, so ask away if you really miss it.
by Thames Pirate
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School
Replies: 101
Views: 23447

Re: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School

Maybe because not everyone wants what I do. I don't need to sink to the level you just did and make it about me. I do love Europe, and for people who something similar to what I do, it's valuable to hear from someone with a like voice--one that is somewhat missing on this forum. But it isn't relevan...
by Thames Pirate
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: American sacking culture
Replies: 30
Views: 4385

Re: American sacking culture

I guess there are pros and cons of the strong worker protections in Europe. Mass sackings are of course no good. On the other hand it's good when, within reason, leadership can change the direction of a school. What we see here in Europe is that heads come in and have very little power to effect cha...
by Thames Pirate
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School
Replies: 101
Views: 23447

Re: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School

I don't know if there is a clear answer. It varies based on year and subject area. While we can all agree that some fairs are better than others (Search Bangkok generally tops Search Dubai in April, for example), there are some years where early fairs are the big winners and other years where school...