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by mysharona
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: British Columbia Criminal Record Check
Replies: 3
Views: 233

British Columbia Criminal Record Check

We are returning to British Columbia probably to retire or take on other types of jobs. However, we don't want to slam the door shut on teaching. I have been reading that teachers in BC are now required to have a criminal records check every 5 years and we haven't been teaching in BC for 16 years, s...
by mysharona
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools Recruiting With Unrealistic Expectations
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Schools Recruiting With Unrealistic Expectations

We were once offered jobs in Bangkok that came with a salary that we would have had to subsidize with savings. It was a big no thanks.
by mysharona
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: Retirement Goal

We're starting our next phase with $1,500,000 and hope that the 4% rule holds true.
by mysharona
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How long is your commute?
Replies: 15
Views: 1853

Re: How long is your commute?

25 minutes in the morning and 35 in the afternoon, am tired of the commute and just figured that I spend roughly 8 entire days/school year sitting in the bus.
by mysharona
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Should we pull out of China move?
Replies: 28
Views: 5221

Re: Should we pull out of China move?

In the end you have to do what is right for you, not the school because they would turn around and do it to you if it fit their agenda. Last summer Shanghai American School dropped a number of teachers who had contracts, including teachers with families. In the fall they then broke contract with all...
by mysharona
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Should we pull out of China move?
Replies: 28
Views: 5221

Re: Should we pull out of China move?

I am one of the staff that got back in the fall, and I agree for the most part that (2019-20) staff are back, but that doesn't mean it was easy, happened in a timely fashion, or for the faint of heart. As for new (2020-21) teachers, we still have teachers sitting in the US and Europe unable to come ...
by mysharona
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Should we pull out of China move?
Replies: 28
Views: 5221

Re: Should we pull out of China move?

Actually large schools in Shanghai seem to have very little influence in getting their teachers into China and even if they did have influence there are so many other variables in play that school influence would be negligible anyway. I say this from personal experience. I disagree with other poster...
by mysharona
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teaching in China
Replies: 9
Views: 1835

Re: Teaching in China

Its not necessarily how a particular school reacted to the events of the past year but how China is reacting right now. My school recruited almost entirely from within China for the 21-22 school year because of the difficulty bringing new teachers into China, we continue to have teachers hired last ...
by mysharona
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Should we pull out of China move?
Replies: 28
Views: 5221

Re: Should we pull out of China move?

Shanghai is a fabulous city and very safe Covid wise, I highly recommend it, however coming to Shanghai right now is not for the faint of heart. There are all sorts of obstacles involved in traveling here from getting visas, to booking flights, meeting the health requirements to fly, to dealing with...
by mysharona
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teaching Abroad and Home Ownership
Replies: 13
Views: 2594

Re: Teaching Abroad and Home Ownership

Personally, I would recommend it. We bought a house 12 years ago and have never regretted it. We don't rent it out and its been available to us whenever we have needed it, this was particularly useful this past year when we spent 8 months living there while locked out of China. We have kids, now gro...
by mysharona
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What is your favourite 'thing' to teach and why?
Replies: 9
Views: 2133

Re: What is your favourite 'thing' to teach and why?

Particle motion, as we pull out the liquid nitrogen and on one day its raining ping pong balls.
by mysharona
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China all benefits taxed from Jan 1 2022 update
Replies: 30
Views: 6224

Re: China all benefits taxed from Jan 1 2022 update

@psyguy, we also have a social studies teacher, a LS teacher, a counselor, and a music teacher with multiple dependents
by mysharona
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: VPN For China
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

Re: VPN For China

Astrill works for me and their support has been good as well.
by mysharona
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Professor Career Changer
Replies: 16
Views: 3631

Re: Professor Career Changer

I don't believe you are qualified to teach in China without certification, something I would check into with all your preferred destinations.