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by Wonder
Wed May 03, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Do you enjoy teaching more than typical office jobs?
Replies: 30
Views: 26127

Re: Do you enjoy teaching more than typical office jobs?

boss14 wrote: > What about for teaching abroad? Do teachers at mid and upper-tier ISs typically have > to take work home and work on the weekends? > > Wonder wrote: > > Definitely more stressful and longer hours! Teaching is consistently found to be > > one of the most stressful occupations. .. in a...
by Wonder
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Do you enjoy teaching more than typical office jobs?
Replies: 30
Views: 26127

Re: Do you enjoy teaching more than typical office jobs?

1. Have you found teaching to be very rewarding as you get to make a big difference and impact the lives of students? The impact you make on the lives of students in ITs is not as significant as what you make on the lives of students in schools with high numbers of lower-socio economic students. Tha...
by Wonder
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Single parents
Replies: 10
Views: 10016

Re: Single parents

So, as I stated in an earlier post, as a single with a dependent, I would be hired when a school found they still needed to fill a post after all the fairs were over. (I didn't go to any fairs this time around, so this was particularly true.) And that is just how it played out. It all happened in a ...
by Wonder
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:49 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: 70589

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

Hmmm. In it for the money? I wouldn't say I'm in it for the money, but if the money isn't in it, then I can't take the job. I am a single mom with financial responsibilities - one being that I don't want to be dependent on my only child in my old age. I have to be able to save, not only for the futu...
by Wonder
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Medical Insurance for a Month?
Replies: 12
Views: 16322

Re: Medical Insurance for a Month?

Thames Pirate wrote: > You could also check with insurance companies in your country of employment > as they may offer policies that work for you. However, this would be a > major red flag at the school for me. You can't be the first person with > this issue, and it's a big one! Many, if not most sc...
by Wonder
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Typical Interview Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3449

Typical Interview Questions

Hello, I feel sure this topic has been covered, but I can't search the forum any related threads as the words are "too common" and therefore, ignored in the search. I'm going into a second round of interviews with a few schools starting tomorrow, and I am just curious about the sorts of questions to...
by Wonder
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search Associates...what else?
Replies: 5
Views: 6748

Re: Search Associates...what else?

TIE is good for finding listings, but it is not free and you have to pay an additional fee to store your references and to reply directly to the schools listed on the site.

I signed up with TIC but forget to check back with them.

I'm not familiar with TES.
by Wonder
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Medical Insurance for a Month?
Replies: 12
Views: 16322

Re: Medical Insurance for a Month?

I know that travelers insurance companies, companies that will insure travelers to the US or US citizens/residents traveling abroad, will not cover US citizens/residents on visits home to the US. However, the current law allows for you to get insurance for short periods even if you are not currently...
by Wonder
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Age Restrictions in China
Replies: 4
Views: 4082

Re: Age Restrictions in China

Thanks, PsyGuy. That makes sense. So is it just as expensive to renew a contract at the age of 55 if you have been hired before that age? Or is it not as expensive but more expensive than for a teacher under that age? Just wondering because I'm under 55, but approaching.
by Wonder
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Single parents
Replies: 10
Views: 10016

Re: Single parents

I don't think it is a matter of the school having a moral issue or even a social/cultural issue with single-parents. It really is as Psyguy explains that we are more expensive. Teaching couples without dependents are the least expensive. Then singles without dependents, then teaching couples with de...
by Wonder
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search Associates Shrinking?
Replies: 24
Views: 28796

Re: Search Associates Shrinking?

I don't know if SA is shrinking. I don't think it is, but the last time I joined was almost 20 years ago. I do know that I have gotten only one bite through SA. I've become quite discouraged because I know I have the experience, the qualifications, and excellent references, and I didn't see how ther...
by Wonder
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Current Employer References
Replies: 13
Views: 5164

Re: Current Employer References

I completely agree with Dredge. If you are in a public school in the US, and probably even if you are in a private school, you have nothing to worry about. For one thing, you are not leaving your school to go to another school in the district, which might indicate that you are unhappy with your scho...
by Wonder
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Age Restrictions in China
Replies: 4
Views: 4082

Age Restrictions in China

I read somewhere that the restrictions for work visas for teachers in China include an age restriction of 65. Is that correct? I see that a lot of schools set their restrictions much lower than that, some starting from about 55, and I assume that is to ensure that the teachers they hire will be able...