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by Mike
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: List of closed schools
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Re: List of closed schools

Moved to Distance learning....

And are letting the teachers go back to their home countries with no penalties.
by Mike
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: List of closed schools
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

List of closed schools

Which schools have officially closed for the remainder of the year due to Covid 19?

Here is my unofficial list:
AES Delhi
JIS. Jakarta
AAS Moscow
All the UAE schools

Now which schools are letting people go home and teach from their host countries??
by Mike
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: A contract with a car?
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Re: A contract with a car?

Heck ask your admin about their year end bonuses.... They don't tell that to us peon teachers!!
by Mike
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Tech Free
Replies: 9
Views: 2996

Tech Free

Which international school will be the first to go tech free??

With all the tech warnings from 60 minutes to the NYTimes to the Waldorf school in Silicon Valley it seems almost inevitable??

Any guesses??
by Mike
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Tips for Leadership
Replies: 37
Views: 12053

Re: Tips for Leadership

Get out of the meetings and get in the hall!!!!!

My last couple principals have been AWOL!!
by Mike
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Qatar right now
Replies: 9
Views: 10910

Re: Qatar right now

For an international perspective: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/06/trump-qatar-saudi-arabia-terrorism-corker/529479/-- ....... it’s worrisome to see Trump applying his transactionalist approach so breezily. Without partnerships, U.S. counterterrorism policy suffers. Without ...
by Mike
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Qatar right now
Replies: 9
Views: 10910

Re: Qatar right now

Not really connected... and yes Trumps tweets have caused a lot of people a lot of problems here in Qatar.
by Mike
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Qatar right now
Replies: 9
Views: 10910

Re: Qatar right now

Yes, actually!

There are 180,000 Egyptians working here in very important white collar jobs.

Many Saudi's travel here for holidays.

Plus many of my students parents are Qataris married to people from Saudi, Bahrain and the UAE.

So thanks Trump your Tweets are messing up the world!
by Mike
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: BRINGING A FAMILY INTO QATAR?
Replies: 12
Views: 15843

Re: BRINGING A FAMILY INTO QATAR?

Ramadan is moving the other way.... it will be mid- May next year NOT mid June.

I have never had any debt... I just don't want to mess with a Qatar Bank.
by Mike
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: BRINGING A FAMILY INTO QATAR?
Replies: 12
Views: 15843

Re: BRINGING A FAMILY INTO QATAR?

Here is the credit card problem.

Before you leave you must go to your bank 45 days before your exit. Then you need to go back 3 days before you go. During Ramadan the bank is open from 9pm until midnight. (And it is busy!) If you have any debt you can't go home.... why risk it??
by Mike
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: BRINGING A FAMILY INTO QATAR?
Replies: 12
Views: 15843

Re: BRINGING A FAMILY INTO QATAR?

"Real" schools will do this for you. I have been here many years and the best schools will get your RP ( residential permit) for you and your family. Also DO NOT get a Qatar credit card only get a debt card!
by Mike
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Dubai Tips
Replies: 3
Views: 4399

Re: Dubai Tips

Buy the Dubai Entertainer book. 2 for 1 tickets at Atlantis pays for the book and the saving on restaurants adds up.
by Mike
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best Housing in Contracts
Replies: 5
Views: 4914

Re: Best Housing in Contracts

American School of Doha.

New teacher compound. Pool: chiller in the summer, heater in the winter. 2 tennis courts, 1 b-ball court. Squash court. Restaurant. workout room. billiards room, shop. And buses to school! Villas for couples, apartments for singles.
by Mike
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teaching South American Students
Replies: 19
Views: 8124

Re: Teaching South American Students

Dredge is right on the money!

Throw in the local teachers and you will know your place in these schools.

If you don't have your own kids in the system and like to leave school at 3:30, it can be a very nice life!!
by Mike
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Embassy School New Delhi
Replies: 6
Views: 2588

Re: Embassy School New Delhi

So bad.... one morning the index was at 450!

Much worse than China.

And it's a shame, great school... nice kids, cool campus.... awesome staff.

When we started out 25 years ago I would have killed to go there.