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by PsyGuy
Sun May 02, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in Thailand
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

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@canadhist Yes, dont tell them. Youre not looking at getting a reference from them. Just keep playing along with them and hope that either COVID directly keeps you from getting in, not your fault, nothing you can do about it, and your not withdrawing your contract acceptance or breaking contract. If...
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Advice on what to do next...
Replies: 14
Views: 1269

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To begin with, youre probably at an IS, as many mid and lower third tier ISs are little more than bilingual Ss, if you were teaching a subject of anything except ESOL, youd have an easier time making that argument. Vietnam has some of the worst ISs in all of IE, but a lot of places, especially Asia ...
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Trends in international school counseling
Replies: 3
Views: 270

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ISs are having to compete harder from the available pool of counselors. Thats about the only real change, otherwise despite how some collaborators like to exaggerate their counselor role as some kind of first line of defense in the metal health of young people, its still mostly a student management ...
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Avoid Swiss boarding schools
Replies: 34
Views: 3831

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@EyEyEy Those arent wrong, they are wrong for you. Swiss boarding ISs can be amazing great places to work and an IT can save a lot at them. You cant save what you dont earn. There are ISs that provide boarding for the IT as part of the contract saving a considerable amount of coin in expenses. Im go...
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School is changing our contracts in the spring
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

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It happens all the time, often its worse. IT gets there and hasnt even moved into housing yet and there given a new contract to sign and if they dont, you get nothing. Have also seen ISs that changed the contract and benefits but they effected some ITs far more than others, such as the recent adjust...
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in Thailand
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Discussion

Its not there yet but if you must have a salary come fall, have a backup IS.
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Covid Situation in Malaysia
Replies: 3
Views: 703

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Its not there yet but if you must have a salary come fall, have a backup IS.
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Questions for possible career changer
Replies: 36
Views: 32337

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@geoguy Currently, yes you can take the MEGA for Professional Knowledge: Secondary exam remotely, including OS. You need to renew it every three years to maintain validity, but if you allow it to lapse you dont have to do anything but apply for reinstatement. You need only apply to renew it and pay ...
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:10 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: 293

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Compared to the work of getting one when youre not in country its very likely easier to get one before you leave. BC probably isnt going to care very much outside of the CAN CRB.
by PsyGuy
Sat May 01, 2021 10:07 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: 922

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Zero, it was a school where salary was zero for the first term. You got housing, and some other minor allowances but you were essentially a volunteer intern/apprentice. If after the first term they liked you they offered you a contract with salary for the remaining 20 months, but there was still no ...
by PsyGuy
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Percent of forum posts?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

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@Heliotrope

When I clicked on my user control panel it stated 18.53% but youre right it says 17.58% when I click on my profile.
by PsyGuy
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Percent of forum posts?
Replies: 6
Views: 417

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18.53%, coming up on 10,000 posts.
by PsyGuy
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in Thailand
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

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Regardless of how @Sid feels if your recruiter/leaders knew of something they were under obligation to discuss it with you, so either your other sources are wrong or your recruiter isnt being forthcoming with you. I expect its the latter. They either allowed themselves to be ignorant and negligent i...
by PsyGuy
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?
Replies: 13
Views: 1489

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Thats way too long of a list. Most Iss are not with a premium agency. If you just focus on only the ISC data there are over 12K ISs, and SA Schrole have less than 10% of that and thats just ISC. I concur with @Heliotrope in that you should be able to apply to an IS directly from its web portal, and ...
by PsyGuy
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Avoid Swiss boarding schools
Replies: 34
Views: 3831

Discussion

I dont know who is saying you can save a lot of coin? I cant find that reference in the post. While I dont distinguish boarding ISs from other day ISs or other ISs in general, what I did state is that you can make 6 figures, and I stated that because its true. I realize there are different position ...