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by eion_padraig
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Can I force Majeure?
Replies: 10
Views: 889

Re: Can I force Majeure?

There was a lower tier school in Shanghai with Chinese students running international curriculum that have fired teachers that didn't return to China by the date they were set to re-open, even though the school is still running online classes. A friend of mine works there, and she says there was no ...
by eion_padraig
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China closed
Replies: 22
Views: 1256

Re: China closed

Our school did encourage teachers to come back, and many were making the move when the door was shut. Some made it, and others didn't. The canceling of flights was going on pretty regularly so it was tough for those who were trying. While many of our students are still in China, some students are al...
by eion_padraig
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Job Cuts
Replies: 11
Views: 2474

Re: Job Cuts

We've offered some online courses to augment our curriculum for years. I can't say that the courses are very popular with out students. One of the platforms ends up with lots of low grades because late work is penalized unlike where I work. Pamoja which offers IB diploma subjects online has also bee...
by eion_padraig
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in China
Replies: 37
Views: 17598

Re: Situation in China

@monkeycat, yeah, that's about right. I had friends over on Monday to play games, but some complexes are trying to control movement of the people who live there. The guards don't really have the authority to stop people from coming and going, but some places it's a hassle. I was at my friend's house...
by eion_padraig
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in China
Replies: 37
Views: 17598

Re: Situation in China

Yes, fine dude, be wise and... panic? Good idea.
by eion_padraig
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in China
Replies: 37
Views: 17598

Re: Situation in China

I just flew back into China today (Shanghai). It's quiet on the streets, and businesses have been encouraged to be closed until Feb 9th. Everyone is wearing masks outside. I had to fill out a government document that was accessed through WeChat before I could enter my apartment compound. It asked me...
by eion_padraig
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in China
Replies: 37
Views: 17598

Re: Situation in China

In Shanghai, many schools I've heard (maybe they all have; I just know about 5 of them have from friends) have followed the guidelines of the local government and students won't be back on campus until Feb 17th. I'd guess they could push that back if needed. As far as teachers reporting to work, tha...
by eion_padraig
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: International vs Bilingual school in China
Replies: 12
Views: 4938

Re: International vs Bilingual school in China

I do think if you have another 2 - 3 years of teaching secondary math then you can find options to get into IB. I don't think the IB thing is as much of a Catch-22 as people make it out to be. Both my old school (Tier 2) and my current school (Tier 1) take experienced teachers and give them the opti...
by eion_padraig
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Question about School Counselor Credentials
Replies: 6
Views: 3870

Re: Question about School Counselor Credentials

@dannydecha, That's too bad that the program director isn't being flexible. There is a reason there is a shortage of credentialed school counselors. I had to navigate some issues similar to what you're dealing with but I was in the US so it was easier, so I was able to sort things out. This is one o...
by eion_padraig
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: International vs Bilingual school in China
Replies: 12
Views: 4938

Re: International vs Bilingual school in China

Neither of these schools are long-term prospects if you're hoping to climb the ladder of in terms of pay or better schools, you probably don't want to stay more than 3 years at either of the places you describe. Once you have a couple more years under your belt, you should be able to move to a bette...
by eion_padraig
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Question about School Counselor Credentials
Replies: 6
Views: 3870

Re: Question about School Counselor Credentials

@dannydecha, Are you in a city that may have other US certified school counselors? Maybe your program would let someone at a nearby school supervise you even while you work somewhere else? It's worth asking. Often there are city-wide or country-wide networks of international counselors that help sup...
by eion_padraig
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Quito Thoughts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Re: Quito Thoughts?

The thing I'd find frustrating about working in Ecuador is the number of contact days. They work long school years for those low salaries. It's government mandated (something that happened about 8 years ago or so).

Eion
by eion_padraig
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: AIS GUANGHZOU - SALARY
Replies: 9
Views: 2600

Re: AIS GUANGHZOU - SALARY

AISG people pay taxes on their earnings. They used to give a stipend for housing, but now at least for new people they provide housing. But I was talking to someone working there who is planning on moving out of the provided housing and using it to rent a place themselves. Several years back the sal...
by eion_padraig
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Viability of parochial school teaching experience
Replies: 11
Views: 4063

Re: Viability of parochial school teaching experience

Political science isn't a position I've seen in my region in East Asia. I have one former colleague teaching an IB politics course in South America and another friend teaching the same course in South Asia, so maybe it's more useful in other regions. Geography as a subject seems more common in Briti...
by eion_padraig
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Viability of parochial school teaching experience
Replies: 11
Views: 4063

Re: Viability of parochial school teaching experience

As long as you have a credential (which for some countries is mandatory), I don't think it should be a barrier having parochial school experience. You could also look at independent schools, which California has a number of depending on where you're living. There is a regional headhunting firm CalWe...