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by muguet
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Life insurance for expats
Replies: 5
Views: 3510

Life insurance for expats

Sorry if this has been covered, but the search function keeps excluding the word "life" so I can only find stuff about health insurance. What's the deal with purchasing life insurance when living abroad? I tried purchasing from a major company in my home country and did not qualify due to my address...
by muguet
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Laziest Students in Asia?
Replies: 36
Views: 8732

Re: Laziest Students in Asia?

I've taught super lazy Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai students... which is to say that I think that the overall culture of the student body at a school can have a very large impact on students regardless of the national systems they've come from, their cultural upbringing, or parental pressure.
by muguet
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: Advice needed

It's possible. I know of a non-native English speaker hired to teach at an international school in Japan- Eastern European but had a native English spouse as part of a teaching couple, so that probably helped.
by muguet
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Ichiro examples
Replies: 19
Views: 13512

Re: Ichiro examples

Ugh Psyguy your description of Ichiros is a great encapsulation of why I don't go to job fairs. I still can't believe schools would want this ridiculous stuff!
by muguet
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Why intl schools promote diversity but do the opposite
Replies: 16
Views: 12923

Re: Why intl schools promote diversity but do the opposite

Based on my own experience at an international school, I would have to say the answer (although not at all a legitimate one) is parents. I've seen many international school parents be unapologetically racist, so when their children do racist things at school, they really don't care. They are paying ...
by muguet
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search technicality
Replies: 2
Views: 1967

Search technicality

Will I have to repay my Search fee if I change my date of availability to later in the year? I haven't accepted a new position, but will be continuing in my old position.
by muguet
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Career change from corporate job - experiences?
Replies: 5
Views: 3191

Re: Career change from corporate job - experiences?

Saying you want to go into international teaching to have more free time strikes me as very odd. I know many people who have left teaching or taken break years due to the massive amounts of time it consumes. Especially if you are talking about E. Asia. One thing to keep in mind is that school time i...
by muguet
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: US college student thinking of teaching abroad
Replies: 15
Views: 9596

Re: US college student thinking of teaching abroad

Sorry stormageddon, I missed the first part of your original post that said you were also getting a degree in secondary ed. That should mean you will come out certified right? I think if you have a certification somewhere, your chances of getting hired overseas right away out of college are higher, ...
by muguet
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: US college student thinking of teaching abroad
Replies: 15
Views: 9596

Re: US college student thinking of teaching abroad

I would caution anyone from walking into a full time teaching position straight out of college with no real teacher training. Even though I worked in teaching assistantship type positions all through college, my preparation was nowhere close to where I realized it needed to be once I enrolled in an ...
by muguet
Mon May 23, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Phone apps for translating non-Roman alphabet languages
Replies: 5
Views: 3451

Phone apps for translating non-Roman alphabet languages

Does anyone have good suggestions for apps that can be used to look up words or phrases one might encounter on a sign or on a product that aren't written using the Roman alphabet? I would think that by now someone has probably come up with something where you could take a picture of the word to get ...
by muguet
Fri May 06, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: edit
Replies: 8
Views: 5064

Re: Teaching IB

Become familiar with the assessment criteria early on and use them to structure your assignments and formative assessments. This will help you and your students become comfortable with the language and expectations.
by muguet
Fri May 06, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: edit
Replies: 8
Views: 5064

Re: Teaching IB

Well, it's not so bad with just one SL student. I have found that the time some teachers allot for review in DP is sometimes overkill and I need to spend more time teaching it the first time around than is allotted on their calendars-- just find what works for you. The one thing I would definitely a...
by muguet
Fri May 06, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: edit
Replies: 8
Views: 5064

Re: Teaching IB

MYP or DP?

You can start by reading the guides for each subject, which you can usually find on google if you don't have an IB logon yet. But surely they will be sending you to training right?
by muguet
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Offer vs. Offer, which would you take?
Replies: 17
Views: 9260

Re: Offer vs. Offer, which would you take?

If it weren't for the 6 preps, I would go with getting IB experience. But 6 preps plus less savings to pay off loans sounds like a lot of stress for a line on your resume that, at the end of the day, could mean very little. If you work on implementing strong curricula at IS 1, that could be just as ...