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by nikkor
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Bangkok vs. Shanghai with a family
Replies: 10
Views: 6111

Re: Bangkok vs. Shanghai with a family

I've been to Shanghai and Bangkok more times than I can count. I think they are both great postings for families with two children. However, Bangkok would be my preference. Food safety - there is a better selection of food and it is generally more fresh in Bangkok. Both have tons of truly excellent ...
by nikkor
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School reviews
Replies: 5
Views: 4261

Re: School reviews

I've been on ISR for roughly a decade. I've probably read just about every review ever posted. From what I've found, there are only two schools that consistently get superlative positive reviews. One is in Switzerland and the other is in China.
by nikkor
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Shanghai IS with Diverse Student Population
Replies: 8
Views: 9432

Re: Shanghai IS with Diverse Student Population

In case the original poster is not aware, the Chinese gov does not allow Chinese passport holders to enroll in international school programs, and "Intl' divisions" of local schools that serve mostly local students. If the Intl' Schools could enroll local students, it would be a dream situation, and ...
by nikkor
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Incompetent HS principal
Replies: 7
Views: 8210

Re: Incompetent HS principal

Put the books Getting to Yes and Difficult Conversations on your summer reading list. These books have given me tools to have constructive conversations on difficult topics with colleagues and bosses. In both situations I've been complimented on how tough situations were handled.
by nikkor
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Outward Facing / Progressive Schools
Replies: 7
Views: 8801

Re: Outward Facing / Progressive Schools

Its quite subjective, but for me independent schools in the US are also a great source of inspiration. A short list of more progressive schools for me would include: Punaho, for teaching staff quality and training Harker, for their entrepreneurship program KIPP for working with disadvantaged youth C...
by nikkor
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Any hesitation over working in China...
Replies: 16
Views: 15808

Re: Any hesitation over working in China...

Joe30, you are correct. But also keep in mind that exchange rates are likely to have the biggest impact on how much teacher working in China can save. Based on large macro trends that take place over the course of years, it's a pretty good bet to say that the RMB will continue to devalue vs the USD....
by nikkor
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best Summer Plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 8379

Re: Best Summer Plans?

Thanks to everyone who responded. It really highlighted what I have already been in the process of accepting. With a child in the picture, it becomes more important to have some type of home base.
by nikkor
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best Summer Plans?
Replies: 11
Views: 8379

Best Summer Plans?

when I started international teaching, during summer I would travel for a few weeks and then go home to be with friends and family. Now that I have a small child, it's a lot harder to deal with long flights and hop from house to house all summer. I'm thinking about buying or renting a house somewher...
by nikkor
Fri May 06, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: 2nd tale - How IS teachers can earn 300K a year.
Replies: 10
Views: 9096

Re: 2nd tale - How IS teachers can earn 300K a year.

I think snow beaver is correct. For intl teachers real estate investments will lag behind self managed index fund strategies. The main disadvantage is that international teachers cannot self manage their own properties when they are gone. Finding new tenants, fixing broken doors, etc, all need to be...
by nikkor
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Out in the Sticks - Rural International Schools
Replies: 21
Views: 10299

Re: Out in the Sticks - Rural International Schools

I think this is a great topic. I currently live in a big city, but would love to live somewhere that leant itself to a more active lifestyle. A couple of thoughts on earlier comments in this thread. Last year, I talked to a husband and wife team who work in the PNG mining school that was mentioned e...
by nikkor
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Not-for Profit Schools in SE Asia
Replies: 17
Views: 10753

Re: Not-for Profit Schools in SE Asia

Great list by Martella!

I might add
Saigon south
UNIS Hanoi
by nikkor
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teaching in Maldives
Replies: 6
Views: 4271

Re: Teaching in Maldives

5000 a year doesn't seem like a livable wage. I would look for a better offer, and save my money for a Maldives vacation.
by nikkor
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teaching in Maldives
Replies: 6
Views: 4271

Re: Teaching in Maldives

5000 usd per month - 60K a year seems like it would be pretty good. If you scuba dive, I would seriously consider this offer.
by nikkor
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Career ITs and retirement
Replies: 11
Views: 5767

Re: Career ITs and retirement

> 1. What is career advancement or goals to you? Do you just aim to become a better > teacher? leadership? admin? landing at a top school? For me, career advancement is professional, personal, and financial. Professionally, I'd like to continue to hone my craft, do my best, and benefit those I work ...
by nikkor
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Passive Aggressiveness in IS
Replies: 17
Views: 20267

Re: Discussion

PsyGuy wrote: > I believe at some level all ITs/DTs have a similar motivation. This gave me a laugh. That may be your perspective, but wow, we live with different perspectives my friend. Where I live, the huge majority of ITs love what they do, and work their butts off because they are empowered to ...