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by secondplace
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Summer Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: Summer Plans

Staying put and enjoying where we are.

Maybe trips into safe and sensible neighbouring countries.

UK? Nope.
by secondplace
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Most Marketable Specialization for Music Teachers?
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Most Marketable Specialization for Music Teachers?

Try to avoid any legal ambiguity. Yes, that makes life harder, but so be it.

Orff training could be looked upon well by the IB schools.
by secondplace
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: My post is gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: My post is gone?

Probably because it turned into a thread about the ethics of signing multiple contracts... Apologies if me calling out people for doing that contributed to the thread being taken down. But I do think that we need to call out dishonest practices even if the people posting such things are almost certa...
by secondplace
Fri May 01, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Switzerland.
Replies: 29
Views: 4906

Re: Switzerland.

In Switzerland. Two of us, but only one working. The Numbeo figures for prices of items are accurate - e.g. bread, chicken, hair cuts. The average salary comparisons get distorted. You pay for rent, and nearly all places are not furnished, and compulsory health insurance. All other costs are down to...
by secondplace
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Switzerland.
Replies: 29
Views: 4906

Re: Switzerland.

though it is disingenuous though to directly compare cost of living, as most of the Asian packages include housing, flights, insurance etc. and the Swiss ones don't.

Which means that the savings potential in Asia suddenly jumps higher.
by secondplace
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Switzerland.
Replies: 29
Views: 4906

Re: Switzerland.

If you want these three things: 1. Savings 2. Nice lifestyle (very subjective, I know...) 3. Travel then it's very likely at least one will have to go. If you're part of a couple then with two wages coming in it will be different. But as mentioned above, pretty much everything is expensive, or very ...
by secondplace
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Pandemic Leadership
Replies: 5
Views: 2128

Re: Pandemic Leadership

@Illian_Blues I'm glad you and you're school community is having a positive experience. However, to this point 'Wellbeing is a genuine part of policy, and it shows. Looking at the times he sends out emails it seems he works crazy hours to keep everything going smoothly.' I would suggest that your Di...
by secondplace
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Who'd You Rather?
Replies: 5
Views: 7515

Re: Who'd You Rather?

If I couldn't get a visa for D, then they're straight off the list. E would be intriguing. Would add capacity to the school as they might want to step back 'up' again. A to C could be equally attractive. But let's dig deeper. B - can they get by on one salary? Not that it's by job to manage their fi...
by secondplace
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: PYP schools where math taught by a different teacher?
Replies: 8
Views: 7660

Re: PYP schools where math taught by a different teacher?

Under the new PYP guidelines this is possible, but I don't know of any schools doing it right now. I suspect that it will be a practice more likely to occur in national system schools in places like China, although Singapore might also be a place it could get traction. Not sure many, any, internatio...
by secondplace
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Creating fake references
Replies: 26
Views: 15765

Re: Creating fake references

See, I knew @psyguy could write with decent spelling and punctuation if he put his mind to it...
by secondplace
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Current 2019 list of countries with best savings potential
Replies: 66
Views: 34888

Re: Current 2019 list of countries with best savings potenti

@psyguy

For the love of Lucifer, punctuate.

Don't guess by all means, but do punctuate.

shirley its not to hard...?
by secondplace
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: FAQ: GLOSSARY
Replies: 75
Views: 16956

Re: FAQ: GLOSSARY

IHJAAALOP.

Sorry,

I hate jargon and abhor a lack of punctuation.

Just sayin'
by secondplace
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: When do schools begin hiring?
Replies: 53
Views: 12558

Re: When do schools begin hiring?

I always find it surprising that some people aren't willing to spend a couple of hundred dollars registering for a service that will give you access to your future job. It seems money well worth spending. Yes, the job fairs can prove to be expensive and beyond what people can afford. But isn't this ...
by secondplace
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: When do schools begin hiring?
Replies: 53
Views: 12558

Re: When do schools begin hiring?

I would get your Search profile finalised/activated asap. Schools will begin posting as soon as they know what positions they need to fill. A lot of schools have some point in November as their intentions for the next year date. But they may know sooner or may be creating new positions. In terms I f...
by secondplace
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Are there any ex-teachers on this board?
Replies: 83
Views: 18898

Re: Are there any ex-teachers on this board?

@psyguy "Your belief whether genuine or not is nothing more than your beliefs, they arent valid or true because you believe them to be. Your "might be likely to commit" is nothing more than a guess, and your preferences are just that, your preferences." And my beliefs and preferences will continue t...