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by zenteach
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Property Management Apps
Replies: 1
Views: 876

Property Management Apps

We are interested in renting our house in our home country to a friend. We have heard there are online property management apps to do so. One can create leases, organize payments and conduct repairs with local vendors, all through the app. Does anyone use an app like this? If so, what is the name of...
by zenteach
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China closed
Replies: 67
Views: 14293

Re: China closed

How does this impact educators who already have contracts at schools in China for next school year? Does this mean they will not be able to work there?
by zenteach
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools refusing to close due in COVID-2019 pandemic
Replies: 7
Views: 4860

Re: Schools refusing to close due in COVID-2019 pandemic

@Helen, excellent point about cost saving measures with less people on campus. We are mainly worried about the fact that students and teachers are all very close contact without the required amount of space between us. Not to mention most of the teachers take public transport. @Sid, all of the simil...
by zenteach
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools refusing to close due in COVID-2019 pandemic
Replies: 7
Views: 4860

Re: Schools refusing to close due in COVID-2019 pandemic

The school claims they are following the governmental regulations. However, there are a variety of measures that they are not actually following, and have not been following. No doubt, money has a big part to play. And don't get me wrong, I am grateful I have a job at this time. However what really ...
by zenteach
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools refusing to close due in COVID-2019 pandemic
Replies: 7
Views: 4860

Schools refusing to close due in COVID-2019 pandemic

Is anyone else at a school that is refusing to close? I am in a SE Asian country where the numbers are not that high, but steadily and rapidly increasing. Our school leadership team keeps mentioning that we should "trust" them, yet other international schools in our city are all closing for at least...
by zenteach
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Non-collaborative colleagues - advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Re: Non-collaborative colleagues - advice?

Thank you for the advice everyone. Good points. For the most part my school is very collaborative. I am only having these issues with this one person, and unfortunately it is the person I am to work closely with. The issue did slightly get raised at one point, and the person did agree with a higher ...
by zenteach
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Non-collaborative colleagues - advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Non-collaborative colleagues - advice?

What is your best advice for working with non-collaborative colleagues when you've tried to address it in the past and nothing changes? Background...the role I am in requires me to directly work with someone who likes to do their own thing, without checking in with others on the team. While this mig...
by zenteach
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Last straws
Replies: 13
Views: 7590

Re: Last straws

Thank you for your thoughts everyone! Sid, I know what you mean. It is amazing to think how dramatically different and yet the same many of our lives will be as we either decide to move on or not.
by zenteach
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Last straws
Replies: 13
Views: 7590

Last straws

When you have moved on from a school that was not necessarily aligned to your educational philosophy, what was the straw that broke the camel's back? In other words, what were either the tiny events, or larger event(s) that led to you deciding that the environment was no longer the right place for y...
by zenteach
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Traits of Best Colleagues
Replies: 45
Views: 11421

Re: Traits of Best Colleagues

Haha! No paper due here. Just hoping to have a great year and remind myself of qualities to keep or toss.

I see your point about IT's keeping to themselves, but what about collaboration? Just kidding PsyGuy...
by zenteach
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Traits of Best Colleagues
Replies: 45
Views: 11421

Traits of Best Colleagues

What have been some of the traits of the colleagues you've most enjoyed working with?

What do you hope your colleagues do this year to make it a great school year?
by zenteach
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Colleagues with Big Egos - Say Something or Not?
Replies: 16
Views: 5287

Re: Colleagues with Big Egos - Say Something or Not?

Thank you for the replies everyone. For now I have decided not to say anything as I agree with the opinion given that words do not necessarily change people like this. In the end, I think this person may just have a very low self-esteem so they need to talk themselves up. It gets old quick, but I ca...
by zenteach
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Finding an opening school/being a founding teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

Re: Finding an opening school/being a founding teacher

In my previous posting I was a school founder, and it was the best experience of my teaching career. Beginning everything from scratch, building as a new team, creating a community with students and families are all things that I loved being part of. I also had an amazing and inspiring HOS, which gr...
by zenteach
Thu May 30, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Colleagues with Big Egos - Say Something or Not?
Replies: 16
Views: 5287

Colleagues with Big Egos - Say Something or Not?

Have you ever experienced working with someone in international schools with a huge ego? Signs of this include repeated mention of how great they are, what they use to do at their last school that was so amazing, how everything is terrible unless they are involved in it, so on and so forth. Addition...