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by cms989
Fri May 01, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools refunding tuition fees
Replies: 12
Views: 3570

Re: Schools refunding tuition fees

Our school is refunding partial tuition and more or less taking it out of our salaries. And constantly asking us for fluff evidence of teaching to show the parents to justify the tuition. Very disappointing
by cms989
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Not finishing the year
Replies: 8
Views: 3798

Re: Not finishing the year

If anything qualifies as a force majeure, this is it, and therefore doesn't count as "breaking contract." I don't think any reasonable person will hold it against you (now or if you need to reference it in future applications). Life is not easy abroad at the moment. Border closures are unpredictable...
by cms989
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Breaking Contracts
Replies: 72
Views: 14466

Re: Breaking Contracts

The problem is the checks usually need to be recent, so getting them before you go is only good for your next job.
by cms989
Tue May 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: FTCE Exams - Teacher Ready
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Re: FTCE Exams - Teacher Ready

The Professional Education exam does require some study because the answers align to Florida's standards, and they intentionally make some of the wrong answers be more intuitive to what you think you should do in a certain scenario (the questions give a scenario and then your response to that scenar...
by cms989
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Feeling like I want to move my family back home
Replies: 29
Views: 6951

Re: Feeling like I want to move my family back home

I'm in a similar situation. You're not alone. I'm also married and returning to the U.S. after next year, for a number of reasons: -Living on the fringes of society as an expat, not able to speak the language or participate fully in the community -Entire life at the whim of admin, highly risky any t...
by cms989
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Looking for some advice
Replies: 17
Views: 5331

Re: Looking for some advice

It depends on your subject area. But I was in a low-demand subject area and got hired for 2017-18, with just some years of ESL experience (in my case it may have been more a matter of the school not discounting the ESL experience). I got a few interviews but nobody banging down my door, however did ...
by cms989
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: ACE (American College of Education)
Replies: 16
Views: 4293

Re: ACE (American College of Education)

I advise OP does his/her own research on the importance of regional accreditation as you are getting some false information here about programs being equivalent. If you are teaching in the United States, more than one state requires regional accreditation for purposes of salary scale. If this is a p...
by cms989
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Social isolation interationally
Replies: 16
Views: 6148

Re: Social isolation interationally

Been in this situation. Agree with sid, start organizing things yourself. Couchsurfing or facebook expat groups are a start. You might be surprised how many likeminded people you find. Co-ed sports are good. Look for existing groups and events also
by cms989
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Tips for Leadership
Replies: 37
Views: 12708

Re: Tips for Leadership

To say it's all "for the kids" can be a catch all for any type of admin overreach, though. Frankly it would be a red flag to hear something like that in an interview. It's the teachers job to work with the kids, it's the admin's job to work with (and support) the teachers and parents and to a lesser...
by cms989
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Getting an IBO certificate before searching?
Replies: 11
Views: 4389

Re: Getting an IBO certificate before searching?

I would recommend against it: -It's $600 -It's only 16 hours so you have plenty of time to do it if you actually get hired by a school, and a school should know this -It's definitely not worth the cost -It's not useful without context, e.g. in cat 1 you make a sample unit plan. Much more useful if y...
by cms989
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: resume question about cert from TR
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

Re: resume question about cert from TR

I would try to estimate when you will have the certificate, schools will want to know you have it for visa reasons. I just put the certificate as it would appear if I had it, and then 'expected March 2019' or whatever the case may be, in place of the date. Keep in mind it can be a slow process actua...
by cms989
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How are you preparing for retirement financially?
Replies: 44
Views: 17497

Re: How are you preparing for retirement financially?

So much if not most of what you said was just plain factually wrong I'll let anyone making the mistake of listening to your advice figure it out on their own, because they would in short time.
by cms989
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How are you preparing for retirement financially?
Replies: 44
Views: 17497

Re: How are you preparing for retirement financially?

I would advise against the previous poster's recommendation to commit felony tax fraud. ETFs are functionally almost identical to mutual funds and there are countless bond ETFs. In regards to "instruments" it seems this person has a fundamental misunderstanding of the term and it's not clear what is...
by cms989
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is this a bad job offer?
Replies: 10
Views: 5634

Re: Is this a bad job offer?

@PsyGuy We disagree on OP's potential. The current offer is outside the international school 'system,' there are plenty of administrators in this tier who don't know the rules and will see a U.S.-certified teacher with an M.A. and a year of teaching experience. I think the type of offer OP has curre...