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by PsyGuy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: TES Community forums are now gone
Replies: 19
Views: 1903

And just like that...

Good night, good bye, so long, and thanks for all the fish....
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How Competitive is my CV? Looking for feedback!
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Response

IB certificates arent worth much. They are something an IB IS needs, beyond that the 17 hours or so you put into one isnt particularly valuable. Most of them, especially CAT 1 workshops are little more than an intro to IB terminology and reviewing the curriculum syllabus. No, the rule is no amount o...
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Masters in Education or Masters in Education with TESOL Concentration?
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Discussion

Framingham Uni isnt cheap, its about USD$14K. There are Masters degrees half that cost and UPe is about a quarter of it.

A Masters value depends what you go into one knowing. Many US M.Ed programs are little more than warmed up Bachelors programs.
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Any thoughts on the Search Fair coming up?
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

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@DaZhu

Fairs have in general allowed F2F interviews of a comparatively large number of leaders and ITs. Your trading a certain amount of chaos for intimacy. Thats the problem absent that F2F interaction its all the chaos and none of the intimacy.
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: A question for those with kiddos...
Replies: 6
Views: 450

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K12/KS, generally starts around age 5 or 6. You have about 3 years before your childs edu becomes an issue. That gives you time to get through your first IE appointment and in a position to be at a decent IS. Expat/IT kids can attend a bilingual IS, its bilingual thats the point, theres a proportion...
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Physics or Middle School Science? Ranking?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Comment

There isnt nearly the demand for lower secondary integrated sciences, lot of biology DTs and ITs out there who cant do much else.
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Time between job offer and contract?
Replies: 6
Views: 603

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It can be hours too months, a week is typical. The rule is when an IS wants you they act like they want you. Excessive delays could be many things, top among them and the most concerning is that they are keeping you on the hook while waiting on another candidate or they are still interviewing. It do...
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Smaller schools with nature and great community for NQT
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Comment

There is a much bigger off circuit venue of ISs than ISs that are on the circuit.
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What are the chances at Frankfurt International School? Need some advice from the pros!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2886

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I agree with @Thames Pirate, getting into the civil service is much more attractive to German DTs than working in an IS.
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Question regarding school inquiry about medical history
Replies: 4
Views: 533

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Its common for an IS to ask a general question of basic form indicating your level of health, which you can complete with a statement or response such as no notable health issues. Some ISs are in regions with very limited health care and facilities too which they may have a more extensive health for...
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Small children and pollution in Chengdu
Replies: 15
Views: 11733

Comment

Pollution and air quality is a major issue in Chengdu even for adults. Spend 4 years there and you may very well have a health problem by then.
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teaching license (Spanish) for non US non European citizen
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Discussion

QTS, the WA residence, MA provisional, any of the NY credentials are all lifetime or effective lifetime credentials that dont require PD. I never want to count those threads, I wrote most of them, the last thing I want to do is go back and see just how many times I essentially wrote the same thing. ...
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: International school route vs. ESL teaching route
Replies: 3
Views: 295

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In direct reply to your inquiries: I would agree with prior contributors, most contracts in ESOL are one year in length and you work during the summers, you get about 4-6 weeks off a year in holidays, etc. You can usually renew for anywhere between 3 months to multiple years. Where I disagree is tha...
by PsyGuy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Competitiveness in 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1774

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@Lastname_Z That makes a difference, but not one I find very persuasive. In all those regions yo list the parents of the students are often much more affluent than any IT. Many of those educated host nationals got that education through western edu and that started with IE. No, there arent thats tru...
by PsyGuy
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Physics or Middle School Science? Ranking?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Response

In order starting at the top, and most difficult: 1) Expat School Nurses: Most ISs just hire local, nurses make very good coin in the profession and those in DE are pursuing retirements/pensions, finding one that is dual licensed or able to get dual license, is usually just a stroke of good fortune....