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by Lebenstraum
Mon May 28, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Program Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 3864

Program Advice

My current IS is growing and I have been slated for the half psychology teacher, half college counselor position. I've been teaching psych for many years, but am interested in moving into college counseling and am excited to be able to combine both positions. My admin is offering PD in case I ever w...
by Lebenstraum
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Relocation Companies and Teaching License
Replies: 13
Views: 16977

Re: Relocation Companies and Teaching License

Thanks!! This is exactly what I was looking for. I really appreciate the advice!
by Lebenstraum
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Relocation Companies and Teaching License
Replies: 13
Views: 16977

Re: Relocation Companies and Teaching License

We've already accepted positions so no more negotiations, but this is our first international move. Beyond getting rid of tons of our stuff, selling our house, and finishing up at our current jobs, I am worried that I might be forgetting something. Things I have been thinking about: Banking/Credit C...
by Lebenstraum
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Relocation Companies and Teaching License
Replies: 13
Views: 16977

Re: Relocation Companies and Teaching License

Thanks! There's a lot of great information about getting hired on this site, but I'm wondering if there's a list of things to be done between accepting a position and starting the new job - especially geared for first time ITs? I'm going to be keeping track of what I need to take care of for the sch...
by Lebenstraum
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Relocation Companies and Teaching License
Replies: 13
Views: 16977

Re: Relocation Companies and Teaching License

Thanks for all the advice! After talking it over with Mr. L we have decided to go the baggage overload route. Thankfully we are living close to the airport we fly into. It looks like there are enough furnished housing options that we won't need too much stuff and minimalism seems the way to go. I ha...
by Lebenstraum
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Relocation Companies and Teaching License
Replies: 13
Views: 16977

Relocation Companies and Teaching License

Looking for some advice about the following topics, please. Thanks so much! 1. Can you recommend an international relocation company? We are moving from the States to Europe and will be looking to do just a small air shipment. 2. We are in a state that requires renewing our teaching license every 5 ...
by Lebenstraum
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Blacklisting
Replies: 7
Views: 12452

Re: Blacklisting

Thanks for the advice everyone. Just to clarify - we withdrew before we were even offered the positions, but the interviews were in late May for two unexpected openings. At the time my kids were not school-age or we would have sent them to the local school system, but instead, we would have needed t...
by Lebenstraum
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Blacklisting
Replies: 7
Views: 12452

Blacklisting

Curious about the concept of blacklisting....what "offenses" can get someone on the list? What about withdrawing from consideration late in the interview process for a late spring hire because the school didn't have places for your 2 children? Is it worth applying again, several years later?
by Lebenstraum
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Election Results
Replies: 30
Views: 40817

Election Results

Just curious - do you think there will be much of an impact on the IE field with the election of Donald Trump?
by Lebenstraum
Thu May 26, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: AP vs. IB
Replies: 25
Views: 17632

Re: AP vs. IB

Thanks! I appreciate your response, PsyGuy.
by Lebenstraum
Tue May 24, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: AP vs. IB
Replies: 25
Views: 17632

AP vs. IB

My husband and I have been AP teachers for many years, but are interested in the IB DP program as that seems much more common overseas. For those of you that have taught both, can you speak to the difference in day to day teaching and workload for each program. We understand the philosophical differ...
by Lebenstraum
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Air Quality in Asia
Replies: 0
Views: 13787

Air Quality in Asia

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/02/22/which-county-has-worse-air-china-or-india/?tid=sm_fb Great graphic included in the article for the change in air quality over the last 10 years. I've seen a number of people posting questions about air quality and pollution on this board. ...
by Lebenstraum
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 3578

Re: Canada

Thanks for the reply. Disappointing, but I am not surprised really.
by Lebenstraum
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 3578

Canada

Without trying to get into a political discussion, the following article appeared in the Washington Post newspaper today: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/02/17/heres-an-option-for-american-refugees-fleeing-a-trump-presidency/?tid=sm_fb Basically a small town in Canada that is ...
by Lebenstraum
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Resignation timeline
Replies: 40
Views: 31956

Resignation timeline

Newbie question here - it seems like ITs have it kind of tough if they want to leave their current school. They have to notify early and then HOPE that something works out or end up unemployed. What happens if a teacher says they will be returning, then ends up finding another position and resigning...