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by sciteach
Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Switching from IB school to American school - will they mind lack of curriculum experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 1952

Re: Switching from IB school to American school - will they mind lack of curriculum experience?

It really depends on what you teach, location and year level. If it's Yr 11/12 - then having experience is important as you would have already taught the curriculum a couple of times. You would also have data to show your students results from previous years. This does not mean that you are not empl...
by sciteach
Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Vaccination Requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Re: Vaccination Requirements

Why are schools not advertising if vaccination is required or not?

Well - governments keep on changing the rules and it's difficult to advertise when you don't know what August will intail.....
by sciteach
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Eligibility does not mean suitability
Replies: 21
Views: 4416

Re: Eligibility does not mean suitability

From what I have experienced, the checking of resumes is eligibility and gets you an interview. The interview is your suitability. I've often seen schools employ less skilled staff (experience) because they were more suitable for the position.
by sciteach
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Policies on Friending Students
Replies: 7
Views: 2958

Policies on Friending Students

Hi All, Earlier today I had a former student try and friend me on facebook (I know - I'm a boomer) and it got me thinking - what is your countries or schools policy (or lack thereof) between communication of current and former students? For me - it's a big red flag and I felt guilty replying that I ...
by sciteach
Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What do my chances look like as a new teacher?
Replies: 3
Views: 1809

Re: What do my chances look like as a new teacher?

You are employable - but there are basically two things holding you back. (1) What you teach (there is more competition in this subject than others) (2) Your amount of experience and your ability to get good references As you are at the start of your teaching journey - you need to ask yourself what ...
by sciteach
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Education Book Suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: Education Book Suggestions?

Quiet is actually a book that I think that many people who think that everything needs to be collaborative.

Another good one is Brainstorm: The Power & Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel if you teach middle or high school.
by sciteach
Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: SA Feedback on References
Replies: 2
Views: 1781

Re: SA Feedback on References

Is your associate based in the United States? If yes - then I've heard many complaints about many of the US based associates who don't really do much. What do you teach? For my area of expertise (Science/Chem/Math) there has been more than the last couple of years - but I've also heard that this yea...
by sciteach
Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Hong Kong or Singapore?
Replies: 19
Views: 7431

Re: Hong Kong or Singapore?

Congrats on getting a job in Singapore. Do note that Singapore is a strange beast when it comes to prices. It's reasonably easy to live local (aka - cheap) and it's also extremely easy to live extravagantly. Unless you want to live in one of the posh areas - 4,000 SGD should get you a reasonably pla...
by sciteach
Sat Dec 11, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search Job Fair Demise
Replies: 38
Views: 10308

Re: Search Job Fair Demise

I guess my main problem was: (1) I see a school from China/HK and my eyes gloss over them due to border restrictions (2) Total numbers are significantly lower than pre-covid (normally around ~150 in BKK) and many of the better asian schools have already hired for many of the more difficult to employ...
by sciteach
Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search Job Fair Demise
Replies: 38
Views: 10308

Search Job Fair Demise

After experiencing the uselessness of one of the earlier Search Associates job fairs late last year - I decided to look at the list of schools which are attending for the 2022/23 school year. To be honest - it's starting to look like some free website's online fair which includes schools most of us ...
by sciteach
Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Hong Kong or Singapore?
Replies: 19
Views: 7431

Re: Hong Kong or Singapore?

Singapore was great before covid - but note that it is not a democracy like we are used to in the west. This was more shown in Covid than normal. For example - it's still illegal (in Singapore) to gather in groups of 3 or more people due to covid restrictions unless you live in the same household. S...
by sciteach
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is there a demand for autism specialists?
Replies: 4
Views: 4185

Re: Is there a demand for autism specialists?

It really depends on what level and specialization you are discussing. There seems to be a large need (at least pre-covid) for special needs teachers and they are often considered to be one of the harder positions to find. The main problem is that these positions tend to be an "everything under...
by sciteach
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: New to The Game...
Replies: 64
Views: 24057

Re: New to The Game...

To be honest - you only have 2 years experience which puts you at the bare minimum needed for most countries when it comes to visas. I may have missed the boat - but masters degrees or bachelors degrees which include an IB component don't really help you get a job compared to their normal components...
by sciteach
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Moving Home Success Stories?
Replies: 16
Views: 9956

Re: Moving Home Success Stories?

Since the post I started has been kind of dead - I should say what's happened to me. In the 2019/20 school year (prior to covid), I decided to go back home for a couple of years after living in mainly asia for around a decade at the end of the school year. When I went home (an English speaking count...
by sciteach
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Moving Home Success Stories?
Replies: 16
Views: 9956

Moving Home Success Stories?

At the moment - it seems as though there has been plenty of comments about problems with getting visas, getting flights and being able to do stuff in different countries all over the world. Has anyone had much luck with moving home and been happy with the choice - specifically looking on the job fro...