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by MidTMike
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Admin License Based on EdD
Replies: 1
Views: 3857

Admin License Based on EdD

I recently got an EdD but the program is not a licensure based program. I have a current teaching license. Do you know if any states that make it easy to upgrade or get the initial principal or admin license based on a degree? Or, any states that make this easier?
by MidTMike
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Colegio Euroamericano
Replies: 0
Views: 134343

Colegio Euroamericano

They are in Monterrey, Mexico. They have one review but pretty old. Does anyone have recent information on them?

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by MidTMike
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Bangkok Fair
Replies: 11
Views: 17171

Re: Bangkok Fair

Thanks. So sorry for the duplicate posts. My posts were moderated and I didn't realize that in the beginning.

I was at ISS fair.
by MidTMike
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Bangkok Fair
Replies: 11
Views: 17171

Re: Bangkok Fair

This is the last day of the Bangkok job fair. A few observations.

The fair was at the Shangri-La Hotel which is beautiful but a bit expensive. I chose to stay at The Ascott which is a very nice executive apartment less than 5 minutes to hotel. I had a beautiful fully furnished 1 bedroom for less than 100 USD per night. The room was 1100 sq feet with a full kitchen. The pool was excellent and the gym was the best I have seen.

I had a lot of early activity on my ISS resume before the fair started. I also had 3 schools I wanted to interview with. I sent notes to all 3 schools.

The fair started on Monday. I arrived and registered and got my welcome packet. I had gone out the night before to buy a Canon IP110 Printer to print some last minute items but did not realize they would have printers for us (first time job fair).

I went to about 14 of the presentations and really enjoyed seeing what the schools said and had to offer. From my initial research, I still had 3 schools I was interested in but added a 4th school to the list after the presentations.

The next morning at sign up, I went and met with each of the 4 schools and got interviews with each. I was very happy with this. I did not book any more interviews as I knew I only would work with those 4.

The night before the sign up, one of the schools, my first choice school, offered to take me to dinner and I accepted. I had dinner with the headmaster and the elementary principal. I enjoyed the dinner a great deal and got to know them really well. It must have been a very productive dinner as at their interview the next day, they offered me the position. As this was my first choice school, I was elated. They gave me 24 hours. I was handed an offer letter which I read in the elevator on the way downstairs. The offer was nice and more importantly, I felt very comfortable with the school and the administration and thought this was a perfect match for me.

I signed the offer letter in the lobby and told the school I was very happy they wanted me as I wanted them as well. I cut off all negotiations with other schools (2 others wanted to make an offer but I was given a deadline and it was the school I wanted).

By Tuesday afternoon I had singed the offer letter and returned to the school. I then took off the rest of the week to enjoy Bangkok.

Overall first impressions for my first job fair. I think important to do research before hitting the fair. I saw many people who scheduled 12 or more interviews. I knew going in which schools I wanted and I had contacted them before the fair. I was surprised at how many viewed my online resume and wrote notes to me asking me for an interview. I saw a lot of activity on my ISS Dashboard. This was nice to see and it felt nice to know that many other schools were interested.

First job fair a success!
by MidTMike
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Bangkok ISS Job Fair - Report Jan 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 4404

Bangkok ISS Job Fair - Report Jan 2016

This is the last day of the Bangkok job fair. A few observations.

The fair was at the Shangri-La Hotel which is beautiful but a bit expensive. I chose to stay at The Ascott which is a very nice executive apartment less than 5 minutes to hotel. I had a beautiful fully furnished 1 bedroom for less than 100 USD per night. The room was 1100 sq feet with a full kitchen. The pool was excellent and the gym was the best I have seen.

I had a lot of early activity on my ISS resume before the fair started. I also had 3 schools I wanted to interview with. I sent notes to all 3 schools.

The fair started on Monday. I arrived and registered and got my welcome packet. I had gone out the night before to buy a Canon IP110 Printer to print some last minute items but did not realize they would have printers for us (first time job fair).

I went to about 14 of the presentations and really enjoyed seeing what the schools said and had to offer. From my initial research, I still had 3 schools I was interested in but added a 4th school to the list after the presentations.

The next morning at sign up, I went and met with each of the 4 schools and got interviews with each. I was very happy with this. I did not book any more interviews as I knew I only would work with those 4.

The night before the sign up, one of the schools, my first choice school, offered to take me to dinner and I accepted. I had dinner with the headmaster and the elementary principal. I enjoyed the dinner a great deal and got to know them really well. It must have been a very productive dinner as at their interview the next day, they offered me the position. As this was my first choice school, I was elated. They gave me 24 hours. I was handed an offer letter which I read in the elevator on the way downstairs. The offer was nice and more importantly, I felt very comfortable with the school and the administration and thought this was a perfect match for me.

I signed the offer letter in the lobby and told the school I was very happy they wanted me as I wanted them as well. I cut off all negotiations with other schools (2 others wanted to make an offer but I was given a deadline and it was the school I wanted).

By Tuesday afternoon I had singed the offer letter and returned to the school. I then took off the rest of the week to enjoy Bangkok.

Overall first impressions for my first job fair. I think important to do research before hitting the fair. I saw many people who scheduled 12 or more interviews. I knew going in which schools I wanted and I had contacted them before the fair. I was surprised at how many viewed my online resume and wrote notes to me asking me for an interview. I saw a lot of activity on my ISS Dashboard. This was nice to see and it felt nice to know that many other schools were interested.

First job fair a success!
by MidTMike
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Bangkok Fair
Replies: 11
Views: 17171

Re: Bangkok Fair

This is the last day of the Bangkok job fair. A few observations.

The fair was at the Shangri-La Hotel which is beautiful but a bit expensive. I chose to stay at The Ascott which is a very nice executive apartment less than 5 minutes to hotel. I had a beautiful fully furnished 1 bedroom for less than 100 USD per night. The room was 1100 sq feet with a full kitchen. The pool was excellent and the gym was the best I have seen.

I had a lot of early activity on my ISS resume before the fair started. I also had 3 schools I wanted to interview with. I sent notes to all 3 schools.

The fair started on Monday. I arrived and registered and got my welcome packet. I had gone out the night before to buy a Canon IP110 Printer to print some last minute items but did not realize they would have printers for us (first time job fair).

I went to about 14 of the presentations and really enjoyed seeing what the schools said and had to offer. From my initial research, I still had 3 schools I was interested in but added a 4th school to the list after the presentations.

The next morning at sign up, I went and met with each of the 4 schools and got interviews with each. I was very happy with this. I did not book any more interviews as I knew I only would work with those 4.

The night before the sign up, one of the schools, my first choice school, offered to take me to dinner and I accepted. I had dinner with the headmaster and the elementary principal. I enjoyed the dinner a great deal and got to know them really well. It must have been a very productive dinner as at their interview the next day, they offered me the position. As this was my first choice school, I was elated. They gave me 24 hours. I was handed an offer letter which I read in the elevator on the way downstairs. The offer was nice and more importantly, I felt very comfortable with the school and the administration and thought this was a perfect match for me.

I signed the offer letter in the lobby and told the school I was very happy they wanted me as I wanted them as well. I cut off all negotiations with other schools (2 others wanted to make an offer but I was given a deadline and it was the school I wanted).

By Tuesday afternoon I had singed the offer letter and returned to the school. I then took off the rest of the week to enjoy Bangkok.

Overall first impressions for my first job fair. I think important to do research before hitting the fair. I saw many people who scheduled 12 or more interviews. I knew going in which schools I wanted and I had contacted them before the fair. I was surprised at how many viewed my online resume and wrote notes to me asking me for an interview. I saw a lot of activity on my ISS Dashboard. This was nice to see and it felt nice to know that many other schools were interested.

First job fair a success!
by MidTMike
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Bangkok Fair
Replies: 11
Views: 17171

Re: Bangkok Fair

This is the last day of the Bangkok job fair. A few observations.

The fair was at the Shangri-La Hotel which is beautiful but a bit expensive. I chose to stay at The Ascott which is a very nice executive apartment less than 5 minutes to hotel. I had a beautiful fully furnished 1 bedroom for less than 100 USD per night. The room was 1100 sq feet with a full kitchen. The pool was excellent and the gym was the best I have seen.

I had a lot of early activity on my ISS resume before the fair started. I also had 3 schools I wanted to interview with. I sent notes to all 3 schools.

The fair started on Monday. I arrived and registered and got my welcome packet. I had gone out the night before to buy a Canon IP110 Printer to print some last minute items but did not realize they would have printers for us (first time job fair).

I went to about 14 of the presentations and really enjoyed seeing what the schools said and had to offer. From my initial research, I still had 3 schools I was interested in but added a 4th school to the list after the presentations.

The next morning at sign up, I went and met with each of the 4 schools and got interviews with each. I was very happy with this. I did not book any more interviews as I knew I only would work with those 4.

The night before the sign up, one of the schools, my first choice school, offered to take me to dinner and I accepted. I had dinner with the headmaster and the elementary principal. I enjoyed the dinner a great deal and got to know them really well. It must have been a very productive dinner as at their interview the next day, they offered me the position. As this was my first choice school, I was elated. They gave me 24 hours. I was handed an offer letter which I read in the elevator on the way downstairs. The offer was nice and more importantly, I felt very comfortable with the school and the administration and thought this was a perfect match for me.

I signed the offer letter in the lobby and told the school I was very happy they wanted me as I wanted them as well. I cut off all negotiations with other schools (2 others wanted to make an offer but I was given a deadline and it was the school I wanted).

By Tuesday afternoon I had singed the offer letter and returned to the school. I then took off the rest of the week to enjoy Bangkok.

Overall first impressions for my first job fair. I think important to do research before hitting the fair. I saw many people who scheduled 12 or more interviews. I knew going in which schools I wanted and I had contacted them before the fair. I was surprised at how many viewed my online resume and wrote notes to me asking me for an interview. I saw a lot of activity on my ISS Dashboard. This was nice to see and it felt nice to know that many other schools were interested.

First job fair a success!
by MidTMike
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Panamerican School Porto Alegre
Replies: 7
Views: 12373

Panamerican School Porto Alegre

This school has advertised on TIE. I love the city and have spent an ample amount of time there. What is the best way to get an interview at the school? I have sent emails but no response. I have a Masters plus 50 and 10 years of teaching experience. Any suggestions on ways to get an interview?
by MidTMike
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Eagle Ridge International School in China
Replies: 5
Views: 13587

Eagle Ridge International School in China

I got an email from them as they are hiring for the fall. I can't find anything online about them. Anyone know them?

http://www.eaglebridge.org/

Address: No.9 Guoqiang Road, Zhenxing District, New Dandong, China
by MidTMike
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Myanmar International School
Replies: 4
Views: 9253

Re: Myanmar International School

What is the school across town you refer to?

The school is now actively recruiting and the pay seems on par with other schools in the area. I do not see a few on this site for it. Does anyone have more first hand info?
by MidTMike
Mon May 12, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Employment Visa to Saudi Arabia
Replies: 2
Views: 4882

Employment Visa to Saudi Arabia

I got a job offer from a school I am very excited about in Saudi Arabia. However, I am not getting anywhere on the Employment Visa process.

I have all my documents: transcripts, police clearance, diplomas, etc. I also called the suggested visa service in DC to send the documents. I am getting mixed messages from the school and the agency of what is required.

I am sorry if this has been asked before, but what is the best way to get the Employment Visa process over and done with? One service they suggested I use is out of business. That worries me just a bit. ;)

Help! ;)
by MidTMike
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: TESOL Portland a Total Bust
Replies: 3
Views: 7303

TESOL Portland a Total Bust

Well, at least for job recruitment.

I have a BA, a Masters and just finished the CELTA in NYC. I was told there would be tons of opportunities here. That is not correct. The registration fee was nearly 500 USD. If you are an experienced educator, it might be great to go to the workshops, classes, etc. But, I was told it was the biggest job fair in USA. That is not accurate and the people that are interviewing here are shady to say the least. A big waste of cash and a bigger disappointment.

I have 5 years of full-time teaching experience but that was 15 years back. I went to law school and opened a business. After going back to reopen my certification (successful) I then took the CELTA in NYC and thought I'd start putting myself out there.

What a waste this TESOL job fair has been.

Now what? How do I get my foot in the door for an International School position?
by MidTMike
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Passport Requests and Serious Teachers
Replies: 11
Views: 22982

Passport Requests and Serious Teachers

I signed up for Seriousteachers.com and have gotten several responses. That is great news. But, each one of them asks for a passport upfront. Is this a standard request? Would this not be something they used down the road after getting hired?

Also, I see that several of the agencies that contacted me are from India. As I have worked with many teams of Indian programmers over the years and know how they love to expand their business into anything they can make money, it throws up a red flag for me. Am I being over cautious?
by MidTMike
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Visible Tattoo
Replies: 6
Views: 8556

Re: Visible Tattoo

It would be impossible to cover with a scarf or shirt. It is small but in the middle of my neck close to my ear. :)

I stopped teaching about 15 years back and retired and started traveling. I got it on a late night in one country I was visiting and I like it but I didn't think I would ever work again. Financially, I am secure but the urge to get back into teaching has made me realize that perhaps the tattoo was a bad idea. :)

I am willing to have it laser removed but hard to tell a school, "hey, if you hire me, I'll have my tat removed." :)