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by FV2020
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What do you think about combining a Grade 9 and 10 English classes together?
Replies: 14
Views: 1101

Re: What do you think about combining a Grade 9 and 10 English classes together?

There is no criteria written specifically for year 4, so in practice the schools I’ve worked at use the year 5 criteria for both years. Beyond that, there’s only minimal difference between the year 3 and year 5 criteria anyway. Take a look at criteria A for example: In year 3 the student: i. provide...
by FV2020
Thu May 27, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What do you think about combining a Grade 9 and 10 English classes together?
Replies: 14
Views: 1101

Re: What do you think about combining a Grade 9 and 10 English classes together?

If they are MYP curriculum, it could make sense; the standards are the exact same for grade 9 and 10. Otherwise, it would take a lot of curriculum planning in order to do it in a meaningful way. Typically, the grade 10 students would read more complex material and write about more complex topics, an...
by FV2020
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Anyone have experience with being Jewish in the ME?
Replies: 18
Views: 14658

Re: Anyone have experience with being Jewish in the ME?

I’m interested to know people’s’ thoughts, predictions, or current experiences since Israel recently established diplomatic ties with the UAE and Bahrain. If you are there now, has there been antisemitic backlash and/or a rise in resentment of Jews and Israel in those countries due this? Does it see...
by FV2020
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: and it continues
Replies: 27
Views: 11080

Re: and it continues

Curious to know more about this. Since the admin said it’s ok, was this SAS? I’ve also heard unconfirmed rumors that teachers are getting back into China now with letters of invitation; surely if this was SAS they’d have enough sway to get these letters, right?
by FV2020
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: 2020 Income Taxes USA
Replies: 4
Views: 2639

Re: 2020 Income Taxes USA

Technically, yes. However, there is a clause with the foreign residence test that states that if you returned to the US for longer than 30 days due to civil unrest or natural disaster that your income would still be tax free. I’m hoping that this year the IRS will include covid in that clause.
by FV2020
Tue May 12, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: So, if the border isn't open...
Replies: 29
Views: 12741

Re: So, if the border isn't open...

I feel like this is the million dollar question right now. I wonder if schools even have a plan at this point. With so many teachers currently locked out of their countries, and many who have already resigned for next year, how can schools open in the fall if borders are still closed? Not to mention...
by FV2020
Fri May 01, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China closed
Replies: 67
Views: 28124

Re: China closed

@TheHuman I know you said it’s just rumors, but any more context on where those rumors are coming from? What do you all think is going to happen to schools that cannot get new hires in the country until December and cannot get returning staff that is stuck back until mid September? Our school in Sha...
by FV2020
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Inactive but Valid Certification
Replies: 7
Views: 5041

Re: Inactive but Valid Certification

If you haven't spoken directly to the PA certifying organization, I'd highly recommend calling them. I thought I was in the same situation in my state (not PA), and I called. They let me know that the principal at my international school could 1) Sign off that I had done an equivalent amount of scho...
by FV2020
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Years lived overseas in a non-teaching capacity - SA
Replies: 11
Views: 5723

Re: Years lived overseas in a non-teaching capacity - SA

@ThamesPirate (and everyone)-- I've wondered about highlighting travel in a cover letter, so this is interesting. What do you think about mentioning travel to the country that the school is in? For instance, when I've applied to schools in cities/countries I've travelled to, I list in my cover lette...
by FV2020
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Excess baggage?
Replies: 10
Views: 6584

Re: Excess baggage?

In case anyone else references this thread in the future, I wanted to add on that I learned about baggage embargoes today. Airlines such as United and Delta (and probably others) have periods where flights to certain regions ban ANY excess baggage-- as in, you cannot even pay to bring more than 2 ba...
by FV2020
Sun May 19, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Excess baggage?
Replies: 10
Views: 6584

Re: Excess baggage?

Thanks @buffalofan and @PsyGuy! Glad to hear that you've never had (or heard of) bags having to be left behind-- that would be a nightmare scenario for me. If someone can get 49 bags on a plane, then hopefully there will be no issue with my 6 (+/-) large duffle bags. Thanks for the advice about insu...
by FV2020
Sat May 18, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Excess baggage?
Replies: 10
Views: 6584

Re: Excess baggage?

Thanks, Mamava. Wow-- 26 bags! I am really hoping to be booked on Delta since they seem to have the best baggage policy (if your bags don't fit on your flight, they will send them on the next one). To clarify, I'm not asking how many bags I should bring or what to pack. I'm just interested to know i...
by FV2020
Sat May 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Excess baggage?
Replies: 10
Views: 6584

Excess baggage?

Hi everyone, I've decided to move all my stuff via excess baggage rather than ship it this summer. I'm curious about others' experiences doing this. How many bags total (per individual) did you end up bringing? Did any airline ever measure your checked baggage (it looks like 158 cm/62 inch is the ma...
by FV2020
Thu May 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search "Verifying" references thru personal email addresses
Replies: 7
Views: 4612

Re: Search "Verifying" references thru personal email addres

The verification depends on your associate. You could just ask your references for their new work email address and have it sent there. I used a retired administrator from a previous job and I’m pretty sure my associate just researched a little online to verify. But that was only one of my six refer...