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by Illiane_Blues
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How many class periods per week do you have?
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Re: How many class periods per week do you have?

sid wrote: > Our school defines a FT teaching schedule up to 16.5 hours a week. That > includes homeroom but not duties, after school activities, etc. Most > teachers come in around 14 to 15 hours. A couple teachers a year need to go > a little above, and they don’t have to do duties or after school...
by Illiane_Blues
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Insurance Over the Summer in US
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Insurance Over the Summer in US

I really really really hate the US healthcare system.
Whenever I look up benefits at a school there is a 50% chance their health insurance will exclude the US except for emergencies or altogether.
by Illiane_Blues
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Where in the World to Start?
Replies: 21
Views: 695

Re: Where in the World to Start?

I know a teacher who got her international start at a good school in Tunisia which for reasons unknown to me got relatively few applicants despite a solid reputation. Her main concern was the her boy would be included by the other kids at school and at the time the school had a lot of international ...
by Illiane_Blues
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Signs it is Time to Move On
Replies: 42
Views: 3615

Re: Signs it is Time to Move On

First contract out of university was 2 years. All contracts afterward as well. Standard. Only thing that seems to have changed is that more and more schools also have their subsequent contracts be 2 years. Used to be first contract was 2 years and the ones after that always 1 year.
by Illiane_Blues
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Avoid Swiss boarding schools
Replies: 63
Views: 7784

Re: Avoid Swiss boarding schools

A recruiter has been around the block once told me that recruiters in Western Europe, Japan and Thailand have it easiest. The school doesn't need to be good, because the country is what people are applying for. There is a steady flow of teachers applying at any international or 'international' schoo...
by Illiane_Blues
Thu May 20, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Signs it is Time to Move On
Replies: 42
Views: 3615

Re: Signs it is Time to Move On

How schools have handled Covid was quite revealing. If my school hadn't prioritized teachers' and students' health just to pander to some parents who wanted in-person classes at any cost then I would have left at the end of my contract. There are some schools that I will no longer be interested in b...
by Illiane_Blues
Thu May 20, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Resume Services and ATS
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Resume Services and ATS

I would not be surprised if this is actually just part of a larger a consulting company that does resumes for any job but they market themselves as different companies 'specialising' in niche markets, with each of these having their own name and website.
by Illiane_Blues
Thu May 20, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Vaccine info in CV?
Replies: 19
Views: 1500

Re: Vaccine info in CV?

Yeah will depend on the country.
For some school having a 100% vaccinated staff will be a selling point, and it would be less hassle for the school, as buffalofan points out.
Of course there's the off-chance that the recruiter is an anti-vaxxer but that would be a bullet dodged.
by Illiane_Blues
Thu May 20, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search or Schrole for Japanese schools?
Replies: 17
Views: 1496

Re: Response

If you look at all international schools in Japan and don't just focus just on the ones that are Search, the real number is closer to 30 percent.
Some of these are hardly international schools but they do hire international teachers so I would count them.
by Illiane_Blues
Thu May 20, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Trends in international school counseling
Replies: 23
Views: 1541

Re: Trends in international school counseling

I know more than a handful of students who would have either dropped out of school, performed well below their potential at exams, or would have been severely depressed if it hadn't been for the school counselors. They're vital to a good IS.
by Illiane_Blues
Sun May 02, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Avoid Swiss boarding schools
Replies: 63
Views: 7784

Re: Avoid Swiss boarding schools

I heard a similar story about a teacher having to clean up vomit regularly but this was at the most expensive of all of the Swiss boarding schools. It might be the same school as none of these boarding schools come close to being top tier.
by Illiane_Blues
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Avoid Swiss boarding schools
Replies: 63
Views: 7784

Re: Avoid Swiss boarding schools

Heliotrope & secondplace, there is no point trying to argue with Psyguy. He has his own truth and will never admit he is wrong. He will try to convince you he knows better than those who work or have worked at Swiss boarding schools themselves. He is a troll.