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by jschott
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search, China, and Reneging
Replies: 18
Views: 14202

Re: Search, China, and Reneging

Search may blacklist you. So what? There was life (and there were jobs) before Search, and there will be life and jobs after Search.
by jschott
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 4626

School reviews

I'm hoping that those of you with positive experiences at your international schools are leaving appropriate reviews on this site. There's a preponderance of negative reviews, as one might expect: people are more inclined to vent in reviews when they're frustrated than they are to take the time to w...
by jschott
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teachers' compensation at US private schools
Replies: 18
Views: 18607

Re: Teachers' compensation at US private schools

I once observed an English class at a top-tier private school in DC. The teaching was atrocious--and this by a teacher described as "brilliant" by the department head. Whatever they're being paid at that school, it's too much.
by jschott
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is this really a career anymore? Economists, can you answer?
Replies: 95
Views: 78297

Re: Is this really a career anymore? Economists, can you ans

I left international teaching about 25 years ago to work in IT. I didn't want to leave teaching; it's just that my girlfriend brought us back to the U.S. because of her job. The dot-com revolution was just picking up steam. I had computer skills. The transition brought me 2.5x my teaching salary imm...
by jschott
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China and pollution...
Replies: 33
Views: 32435

Re: China and pollution...

Lastname_Z wrote: > Employment is the reason people work in China. Simple as that. > > In my country there are too many teachers and not enough jobs. I wouldn't > enjoy a good quality of life (economically speaking) if I stayed back home > to try to pursue teaching further (go through the substitute...
by jschott
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: American Teacher for Europe
Replies: 40
Views: 35485

Re: American Teacher for Europe

I always factor in where I can speak the language. That's pretty huge for me, more important than a bit of extra money. I don't like living in an IT bubble.
by jschott
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China and pollution...
Replies: 33
Views: 32435

Re: China and pollution...

grdwdgrrrl wrote:
> Not just China.....
> 'Filthy air' prompts 'very high' pollution alert for London
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-38716498

Yeah. Paris, too.

But that's not comparable to China.
by jschott
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School in another country that insists on an in-person visit
Replies: 12
Views: 12312

Re: School in another country that insists on an in-person v

Thank you for the advice. They are probably searching for someone local and did not expect to get my application. Once they did, they weren't enthused enough to turn on the computer. I should pass.
by jschott
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China and pollution...
Replies: 33
Views: 32435

Re: China and pollution...

senator wrote: > Right. > > I have a lot of Chinese friends and they all are concerned about the > health/safety of their food. > > Those heavy metals and poisons that all those Chinese factories spew 24 > hours a day have to land somewhere, like in the soil. > > But the question is: Why in hell do ...
by jschott
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School in another country that insists on an in-person visit
Replies: 12
Views: 12312

School in another country that insists on an in-person visit

Good position at a state school in Germany. The school refuses to do a Skype interview, wants me to come there to interview. I'm inclined to do it--at my expense, of course--but am also fully aware that it might not amount to anything. What would your attitude toward such a situation be? Part of me ...
by jschott
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Countries where age discrimination is not a thing
Replies: 15
Views: 19234

Re: Countries where age discrimination is not a thing

Wow, all these age limits are really discouraging. 60 is not that old, you know--at least to some of us.
by jschott
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China and pollution...
Replies: 33
Views: 32435

Re: China and pollution...

senator wrote: > And the health problems may not show up for years. > > Think about this: You're in bed sucking on an oxygen mask. And you can't > help wondering if it is all because you wanted to teach in China. > > And we haven't even talked about the food and water pollution. My best friend is Ch...
by jschott
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China and pollution...
Replies: 33
Views: 32435

Re: China and pollution...

splendid wrote: > Would the pollution in China stop you from taking on great > teaching/international opportunities/experiences for you and your family? I > am especially curious about Macao, Hong Kong, and Quingdao. Would > appreciate any feedback from those of you who have lived or visited these >...
by jschott
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Countries where age discrimination is not a thing
Replies: 15
Views: 19234

Re: Countries where age discrimination is not a thing

alexout wrote:
> It's really going to depend on the individual school, but I've seen more
> respect for older teachers in the Middle East than in Western Europe.

Thanks.