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by secondplace
Mon May 03, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Trends in international school counseling
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Trends in international school counseling

Counselling, when done well, is not a student management role. It's a vital service in supporting students, and often their families, in transition and change and also in more 'typical' areas of counselling such as relationships, self image, anxiety etc.
by secondplace
Sat May 01, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Advice on what to do next...
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: Advice on what to do next...

Periodic, and pedantic, reminder that there is no UK National Curriculum....there is an English NC and a lot of British schools run with that...
by secondplace
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Advice on what to do next...
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: Advice on what to do next...

So long as you have actual, recognised teaching credentials - which it looks like you do - then the QTS etc. would only really be of benefit if you want to work in the UK (England). Once you've worked in a couple of international schools, and assuming your qualifications get you work permits, then y...
by secondplace
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School is changing our contracts in the spring
Replies: 14
Views: 954

Re: School is changing our contracts in the spring

What's being grandfathered in? Do you have an option to sign the new contract or not? If you refuse, what happens? If you choose not to sign can you walk away claiming, rightly, that the school has moved the goalposts? (Also, do you trust them to let you walk away with no downside?) Is there any rec...
by secondplace
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: British Columbia Criminal Record Check
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: British Columbia Criminal Record Check

I think it's always essential to get a police check from a country that you leave.

Schools should be requiring these anyway, but always get one as you leave.
by secondplace
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Avoid Swiss boarding schools
Replies: 34
Views: 3608

Re: Avoid Swiss boarding schools

It's the rule of 3:

- savings
- lifestyle
- travel

choose two of the above.

Although of course international travel is moot at the moment.
by secondplace
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Avoid Swiss boarding schools
Replies: 34
Views: 3608

Re: Avoid Swiss boarding schools

I know.

But I just thought it wouldn't hurt to set the record straight for anyone who might chance across the conversation.
by secondplace
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Avoid Swiss boarding schools
Replies: 34
Views: 3608

Re: Avoid Swiss boarding schools

You might earn six figures, but when chicken costs 71% more than the UK, then it doesn't really add up...
by secondplace
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How long is your commute?
Replies: 15
Views: 1852

Re: How long is your commute?

33 minutes by trams - very reliable trams (3 times a week)
33-36 minute run (twice a week)
20 minute cycle (rarely/never)

I enjoy the commute on the trams as I can listen to podcasts.
by secondplace
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: TV with luggage
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: TV with luggage

I once saw someone checking in a car door on a flight to North Cyprus.

I like to think they were taking the whole car one piece at a time over many, many journey's...
by secondplace
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: PE Teachers and schools that only locally hire
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: PE Teachers and schools that only locally hire

I have also heard rumours of some schools in Switzerland following this pathway too. Would make very little difference in Switzerland as salaries would be the same and there is no package to speak of. In fact, local teachers in government schools often get paid more than teachers in international sc...
by secondplace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Should we pull out of China move?
Replies: 28
Views: 5216

Re: Should we pull out of China move?

Why won't the move happen?

Have the school been in touch with you about how the process will work?

Have you been in contact with them?
by secondplace
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: 32K - Average Salary for International Teachers?
Replies: 39
Views: 6478

Re: 32K - Average Salary for International Teachers?

Salary - cost of living = savings.

Some places with a low cost of living will still pay a high salary because of location. Some won't. Some places with a high cost of living will pay a salary that doesn't allow for high savings. Some won't.

I'm off to measure pieces of string....
by secondplace
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Physics or Middle School Science? Ranking?
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

Re: Physics or Middle School Science? Ranking?

I'll bite on these two: Counselor - *** I put these so low because they really belong on the Junior Leadership scale. ISs dont really need counselors its just another student management position to inflate the leadership hierarchy. Its for when the AP/VP/DP doesnt want to do the PTA or parents coffe...