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by MaryAnne
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Canada - foreign teacher
Replies: 39
Views: 34834

Re: Canada - foreign teacher

I am licensed in Ontario, and taught in public and independent schools there for 30 years, seeing many incarnations of curriculum. Also served as major HoD in both systems, with responsibility for assessing students coming in from other jurisdictions. "Standard curriculum" unambiguously refers to th...
by MaryAnne
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School in another country that insists on an in-person visit
Replies: 12
Views: 14262

Re: School in another country that insists on an in-person v

I have a different view. Three years ago, with no international experience, I applied directly to a British school in Korea, more or less on a sudden impulse. I was invited to a typical (I did not then know it was typical) British selection day at the parent school in London. For me, this meant a tr...
by MaryAnne
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Shanghai Work Permits, new regs and Age limits.
Replies: 1
Views: 2556

Shanghai Work Permits, new regs and Age limits.

I am currently in Shanghai with a Foreign Expert Certificate. I understand that these are changing or have changed to a unified permit with 3 bands A,B,C. I am pretty sure, that as a classroom teacher, I would be in Band B? My HR dept does not seem to know that or is not willing to talk about it. I ...
by MaryAnne
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: So long and thanks for all the fish!
Replies: 8
Views: 6100

So long and thanks for all the fish!

I have not posted much here - I have become discouraged. I did write a review, and I did respond under a different tag to some issues on the member's forum. In the 18 months or so that I have been learning from this forum, I learned some and I am appreciative. But I am done, and I won't be back. I h...
by MaryAnne
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Bantleman
Replies: 26
Views: 14507

Bantleman

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/bantleman-indonesia-supreme-court-1.3463266 Just appalling! There will be some - maybe one- who will insist that justice is being done here. But ALL the evidence indicates that nothing close to due process, even by Indonesian standards, was followed. In my opinion, no-on...
by MaryAnne
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Ireland
Replies: 4
Views: 3409

Re: Ireland

Thanks, everyone. Pretty much as I expected, but good to have it confirmed.
by MaryAnne
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Ireland
Replies: 4
Views: 3409

Ireland

Ireland is rarely mentioned as a destination for ITs. A quick search reveals only one IBDP school, and one that advertises as an IS. Is there any chance of working in any division, state or independent? Or is supply of domestic teachers more than enough? I am fully certified from an English speaking...
by MaryAnne
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: UK curriculum/schools for non-UK teachers
Replies: 9
Views: 5135

Re: UK curriculum/schools for non-UK teachers

Others have discussed differences in curriculum, jargon, and reporting, and my experience reflects those. I would say emphasis on exam results is all-encompassing. These differences are all manageable - content very much the same, though perhaps generally taught at different stages or in different o...
by MaryAnne
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: female teacher with trailing spouse and 2 kids - possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 9300

Re: female teacher with trailing spouse and 2 kids - possibl

NLCS Jeju on Jeju Island, Korea loves people with British independent school experience, and Oxbridge. Very family friendly and don,t mind dependants. Package is excellent with reasonable accommodation close to school. FANTASTIC holidays. Downside: Jeju is lovely if you like outdoorsy stuff, otherwi...
by MaryAnne
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Medical coverage pre existing conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 2440

Re: Medical coverage pre existing conditions

Depends. This was a concern for us, as my partner is a 5year cancer survivor. However, TIE care, which is a major provider at least in Asia, does not take pre-existing conditions into account at all, although the contract I had with the school did stipulate that all conditions has to be disclosed (w...