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by s0830887
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Advice for married couples working together
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Advice for married couples working together

It is definitely up to the married couple, I've seen a lot of ways they make it work. My husband and I work in a small school that neither of us particularly like, so we see each other a lot during the day and it's a bit of a saving grace for our mental health, I think. Last school was bigger, big s...
by s0830887
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: PGCEi or TeachNow - I'm Latin American following my French husband.
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: PGCEi or TeachNow - I'm Latin American following my French husband.

I graduated from Teach Now. We were told that if you don't have someone at your school who can mentor you through the practical, they will arrange someone in the US to mentor you remotely, so don't discount that possibility. I don't know much about the PGCEi though I have generally heard good things...
by s0830887
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Questions about Teach Now (PsyGuy please help me)
Replies: 23
Views: 10163

Re: Questions about Teach Now (PsyGuy please help me)

Hi Boomba, I am a graduate of Teach Now (and I highly recommend it for licensure). Don't take the exams before you enroll. The program will walk you through all of this, including options for exemption from some of the Praxis exams, there is a suggested schedule, one-on-one sessions with placement c...
by s0830887
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Cambridge exams
Replies: 6
Views: 2433

Re: Cambridge exams

I don't think there is a way to avoid a can of worms here...the only way to ensure objective grades IMO is to cancel the series and force all students to postpone until Nov., which I don't see happening. I'd much rather provide evidence of student work than be asked to just estimate their grade base...
by s0830887
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Cambridge exams
Replies: 6
Views: 2433

Re: Cambridge exams

My understanding from the email was that nothing is finalized, schools are simply meant to try and gather evidence and then report to Cambridge what evidence they have been able to gather, and they'll go from there :-/
by s0830887
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Not finishing the year
Replies: 8
Views: 4204

Re: Not finishing the year

Hi, this is unrelated to your actual question, but I am from the US and my husband is from the UK, and while we were in the US several years ago, we also had an extraordinary situation and had to look into options for how to extend his stay. There IS an option for the regional director of a USCIS of...
by s0830887
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Director Invited me Out - Help!
Replies: 40
Views: 23176

Re: Director Invited me Out - Help!

I don't see a problem with going to brunch and being friends, but it is definitely a problem if the director is trying to pursue a romantic relationship with you. Putting your perspective aside for a minute, this person would be pursuing their subordinate, which speaks very poorly of their professio...
by s0830887
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teach-Now Completion and License Renewal
Replies: 16
Views: 11989

Re: Teach-Now Completion and License Renewal

@psyguy Indeed it does, I hope you listen to your own advice and stop being such a tool when you are presented with new information.
by s0830887
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teach-Now Completion and License Renewal
Replies: 16
Views: 11989

Re: Teach-Now Completion and License Renewal

PsyGuy wrote: > Theres a lot of drama with the TCL/TRA regarding the DC credential and Teach Now. > Ive written about it before extensively ...really? Because when I was denied QTS just about six months ago, I posted in this forum and you told me there was no possible way it was because of Teach Now...
by s0830887
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Creating fake references
Replies: 26
Views: 17501

Re: Creating fake references

Dude f you are ghosting schools mid term just because you are bored, you should not be a teacher. If you do this, I hope someone hires you only to find out what you did and sue your ass for fraud.
by s0830887
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How does 3 years at one school look?
Replies: 34
Views: 20019

Re: How does 3 years at one school look?

I know of several top tier schools in different parts of the world that have recently begun to shift ITs onto local salaries after 3-5 years on staff. In one case, several of my friends got totally shafted and are leaving after 3 years because of it. All new hires sign this new contract, which means...
by s0830887
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teach-Now Completion and License Renewal
Replies: 16
Views: 11989

Re: Teach-Now Completion and License Renewal

I’m American with the Teach Now/DC Credential and I was denied QTS for doing my fieldwork outside of the US. :-(
by s0830887
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Questions Regarding Teacher Ready Program
Replies: 28
Views: 10494

Re: Questions Regarding Teacher Ready Program

Interesting. Maybe some day I can transfer my license to another state and try again for QTS. My partner is Scottish and if we ever decide to relocate there permanently, my certification not transferring will be an issue so glad to hear there may be a way around it. It was especially interesting tha...
by s0830887
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Is Teach-now or Teacher Ready worth the time or money?
Replies: 27
Views: 22781

Re: Is Teach-now or Teacher Ready worth the time or money?

I did Teach Now and I highly recommend it. I seriously considered provisional licensing options like UT and MA, but in the end decided that paying extra to get a full 4-year renewable license was worth it, and it was. I also got a surprisingly rigorous education for an online program, and had a grea...