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by IAMBOG
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Objectives and Success Criteria on the Board
Replies: 26
Views: 7265

Objectives and Success Criteria on the Board

I have started work at a school that insists that objectives and three level success criteria are written on the board most, is not all, of the time. Is this peculiar to the curriculum I'm working with or is a common occurrence in international schools? How about in IB/PYP and schools that practice ...
by IAMBOG
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Airport baggage allowance
Replies: 16
Views: 18814

Re: Airport baggage allowance

Check out www.sevenseasworldwide.com . They are picking boxes up from our UK house today. They have been recomended on here a few times. So far so good. Quite efficient.
by IAMBOG
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Where to go from here and how to find it?
Replies: 16
Views: 11302

Re: Where to go from here and how to find it?

Thanks all. Most comments tally with what I thought (I thought) I knew.

One last question.....how about Switzerland? Are there many schools that would fit the bill? German side prefered, but anywhere would be good.
by IAMBOG
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Where to go from here and how to find it?
Replies: 16
Views: 11302

Re: Where to go from here and how to find it?

Anyway, back to the thread. We both pay into a Euro pension, even though we don't live there, so we have some fixed retirement income covered. But yes, US$30,000 a year would be desirable, US$24,000 would be essential. Not really interested in Western Europe, but Eastern Europe is appealing, particu...
by IAMBOG
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Where to go from here and how to find it?
Replies: 16
Views: 11302

Where to go from here and how to find it?

We are a North American/European teaching couple and both primary/elementary (although one of has taught up to 8th Grade as a generalist and math/science teacher and would prefer to be in a middle school environment). We have nine years experience each, four years in North Africa (Canadian school), ...
by IAMBOG
Thu May 26, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Bachelor and teacher cert versus Bachelor in Education ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5874

Re: Bachelor and teacher cert versus Bachelor in Education ?

I have a BA (four years) and a B.Ed. (equivalent to 1.5 years, but squashed into 12 months). This seems to be the most common route into teaching where I did my qualification. There are also four year B.Ed.s, but I don't know anyone who went that route. Typically people do a subject based bachelors ...
by IAMBOG
Mon May 23, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Phone apps for translating non-Roman alphabet languages
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

Re: Phone apps for translating non-Roman alphabet languages

I can't get Google apps to work in China, which is a shame, because the Chinese translator works great outisde China.
by IAMBOG
Sat May 21, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Location to pursue a teacher's pension?
Replies: 7
Views: 4636

Re: Location to pursue a teacher's pension?

I was under the impression (although I could be wrong) that you needed to work for QSI for ten years to qualify for their pension. Seems like a very long time.
by IAMBOG
Wed May 18, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Reconnecting with the IRS
Replies: 8
Views: 3504

Re: Reconnecting with the IRS

No, pretty sure they don't have any income in the US.
by IAMBOG
Wed May 18, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Reconnecting with the IRS
Replies: 8
Views: 3504

Reconnecting with the IRS

I have a friend who's been out of the US for 10 years, This person hasn't filed taxes for the majority of that period, but feels a need to make amends and start afresh. This person has been teacher the whole time and not earned anywhere near the US tax threshold (I'm not from the US, so just going b...
by IAMBOG
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Out in the Sticks - Rural International Schools
Replies: 21
Views: 10285

Re: Out in the Sticks - Rural International Schools

We're moving to somewhere that might be considered rural, although it is within 45 minute driving distance of a major city. We're a family and the idea of having a house and a barbecue and a paddling pool for the kids is becoming stronger. We're fed up with aprtment living. The desire to be near bar...
by IAMBOG
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Health Insurance Providers
Replies: 8
Views: 4709

Re: Health Insurance Providers

As a family we had a Bupa policy for a couple of years. I believe the deductible was US$10,000, because really the reality was, we weren't looking for a healthcare policy, we wanted a financial ruin prevention policy.