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by Thames Pirate
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Where in the World to Start?
Replies: 17
Views: 421

Re: Where in the World to Start?

I think (correct me if I am wrong) what Heliotrope means is avoiding the high-demand areas in favour of lesser ones. Everyone wants a place like Bangkok or Taiwan, but far fewer people want Cambodia. Yet my friends who taught there LOVED it. They also taught in the Kurdish region of Iraq, and it was...
by Thames Pirate
Wed May 26, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What do you think about combining a Grade 9 and 10 English classes together?
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: What do you think about combining a Grade 9 and 10 English classes together?

I think it's great! There is no single skill or concept or novel that must be taught at a certain time or in a certain order for the overwhelming majority of subjects. We know that in many countries students, particularly in a highly mobile population or where language might be a factor, might be in...
by Thames Pirate
Mon May 03, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School is changing our contracts in the spring
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: School is changing our contracts in the spring

If you haven't signed the new contract, you are under no obligation to stay. If you have, you are still free to go, but there may be more consequences re: hiring, local penalties, etc. I would simply weigh the pros and cons of staying another year, make a choice on whether the new contract works for...
by Thames Pirate
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?

Which is interesting since by far the biggest expat group in Dubai is Indian, followed by Pakistani as a distant second. Having been around those students, they are every bit TCK, even if they have spent their entire lives in Dubai. Sad that anyone would not consider that an international school. To...
by Thames Pirate
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?

I guess it depends on if you mean "not host nationals" vs. "lots of nationalities." If the former, yeah, most schools would have few Emiratis. If the latter, there is likely a range that can probably be very dramatic. But of course, that comes back to the question: What do you ca...
by Thames Pirate
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?

There are tons of schools that are not on ISS/Schrole. They vary in how good they are or how international they are. Just to give you an idea, there are probably 75 schools reviewed on ISR (though many may be duplicates with the name entered differently or no longer exist) in the UAE. There are 22 l...
by Thames Pirate
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?

Are you talking about major truly international schools ("tier 1/2") or IB schools or anything calling itself international? Because the list would be impossibly long and ever-changing.

Maybe if you narrowed your request down?
by Thames Pirate
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teachers who ignore all the reviews and then post a review
Replies: 7
Views: 1623

Re: Teachers who ignore all the reviews and then post a review

Agreed--there is a difference between "leadership is a bunch of sociopaths" and three consecutive reviews that talk about the poor resources or problems with the health plan. The former is sour grapes; the latter is a warning to consider a specific issue.
by Thames Pirate
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: External CV Company
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: External CV Company

Illiane_Blues wrote: > $800-1000USD??? > If there is a big market for this I'm switching careers. Seriously! In today's world, with so many templates and how-to guides on the internet, how are people not able to do this themselves? I've always had friends and trusted coworkers--including HR--look ov...
by Thames Pirate
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Maritial Status: Single, No Answer... OR??? need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1881

Re: Maritial Status: Single, No Answer... OR??? need advice

I think "Other" or "No Answer" may be better options. I am not a recruiter, but an "other" means you have the opportunity to explain or ask questions before you get into an interview that wastes everyone's time. They will know the rules of their country more than you wi...
by Thames Pirate
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Smaller schools with nature and great community for NQT
Replies: 12
Views: 3580

Re: Smaller schools with nature and great community for NQT

I disagree that you can't find something. You just have to go beyond the big agencies and not look at tiers. Or you could look at off the beaten track places. Ulaanbaatar or Dushanbe or Lusaka come to mind, for example. But there are tons of small schools in Europe, for example, many of which are bo...
by Thames Pirate
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Cover letter length
Replies: 14
Views: 3982

Re: Cover letter length

My one page resume is almost a bullet point version. I put my husband's on the back when we are applying at fairs. It has contact information, education, and jobs held in vague terms. On the two page I might put a bit more-- [Subject] Teacher--XXX School 2013-2016 Courses taught: IBDP [subject], MYP...
by Thames Pirate
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What are the chances at Frankfurt International School? Need some advice from the pros!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5899

Re: What are the chances at Frankfurt International School? Need some advice from the pros!!!

cbadnc wrote: > Thanks Thames Pirate! Could you give me more information about teaching at > a German public school, or just point me in the right direction? We had > read that there was a shortage of teachers in schools, but we always > figured that the bureaucratic hurdles to teach in the public s...
by Thames Pirate
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Cover letter length
Replies: 14
Views: 3982

Re: Cover letter length

I have only ever used one page. Not many people have time to read a life story, and some don't bother to read them at all. Just say why you think you would be an asset to that particular school, and let the CV or resume speak for itself. You can have a tailored CV, too--highlighting things that are ...