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by StereoTyped
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Ichiro examples
Replies: 19
Views: 13512

Re: Ichiro examples

WOW - this is the first I've ever heard of an 'Ichiro' and now I'm a thousand percent more grateful that I didn't have to attend a job fair this year, haha. I don't know whether to laugh or just sit here and shake my head. In any case, good luck everyone with your search - hope everyone is finding s...
by StereoTyped
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Being good looking vs ugly
Replies: 16
Views: 6529

Re: Being good looking vs ugly

@wrldtrvlr123 Good call pointing out the opposite side of the coin. I know there is some research out there that shows correlations between attractiveness and success, but have any of you ever found the opposite to also be true at times? Perhaps if the hiring managers feel THREATENED by the attracti...
by StereoTyped
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Quality of Life - Explain?
Replies: 6
Views: 3079

Re: Response

PsyGuy wrote: > Well I really dont want to write a book, but okay, sure. First, its not > strictly "quality of life" its quality of 'lifestyle". From > the position of lifestyle, the EU is much more conducive to a relaxed > lifestyle, surrounded by history, and architecture and culture. Where you > ...
by StereoTyped
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Quality of Life - Explain?
Replies: 6
Views: 3079

Quality of Life - Explain?

I hear a lot of people talk about quality of life. They compare Asia with Europe, in particular. People say that they want to choose Europe over Asia, even though the pay is often less, because they are prioritising quality of life. I imagine quality of life in many European countries is better than...
by StereoTyped
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Salary Gaps
Replies: 8
Views: 3644

Re: Salary Gaps

Wait... is it common practice that heads of school get a bonus for increasing enrolment?? :-/
by StereoTyped
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Why can't we "just teach"?
Replies: 15
Views: 6462

Re: Why can't we "just teach"?

It really and truly depends on which school you end up at. They are all different and nobody can say that the things you mentioned are nonexistent in international schools based on a few experiences of his/her own. You actually described my current (overseas) school perfectly, with the exception of ...
by StereoTyped
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Interview question
Replies: 12
Views: 4882

Re: Interview question

Wow, kudos to you for even playing ball. I think I would automatically lose respect for a school if they asked me to do that.
Hope you got an offer and that it's the position you want!
by StereoTyped
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Great European Schools
Replies: 2
Views: 1852

Great European Schools

Hey, Can anybody who has worked in Europe give me some insights into the top European schools to work at in terms of: 1.) Pay and savings potential 2.) Location (is the school located in or near an interesting/safe city that has lots to do?) 3.) School culture/climate 4.) Professional opportunities ...
by StereoTyped
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Standardized Testing and the PYP
Replies: 4
Views: 3784

I'm well aware of what both are. My question has more to do with if the two are compatible, and the amount of emphasis placed on standardized testing in international schools. I've heard that standardized tests such as MAP are not promoted by the IB. I can think of so many reasons why that would/sho...
by StereoTyped
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Standardized Testing and the PYP
Replies: 4
Views: 3784

Standardized Testing and the PYP

Hi all,

What are your thoughts on MAP/standardized testing and the PYP? Can the two mesh together or are they incompatible? Do any of your schools use MAP and/or other standardized tests? If yes, how much emphasis do they place on it?
by StereoTyped
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How long will you teach abroad?
Replies: 35
Views: 14547

I love life overseas. I'm pretty sure I could do this forever. Being away from family is not TOO big of an issue for me as there's Skype, I'm able to go home once a year, and some of my family members visit me from time to time too. Some of you have mentioned being able to invest in the future (reti...
by StereoTyped
Sun May 26, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Taking Leave
Replies: 11
Views: 6006

[quote="sid"]A reasonable amount of time is whatever you agreed to when you signed your contract. Or it's a number that you determined in advance of recruiting, and you didn't accept any offer with a lower number. Honestly, maternity is such a personal thing, and there are so many different cultural...
by StereoTyped
Sat May 18, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Taking Leave
Replies: 11
Views: 6006

Taking Leave

Dear all,

Frist year on international school circuit. What would you say is a reasonable amount of time for maternity leave?

What do your schools offer in this regard?

Thanks!
by StereoTyped
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Have been lurking, thought it was time to ask a ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4907

Don't be discouraged. One of the things my husband and I have going for us is that we are both teachers with no kids (and we both have quite good teachable subject areas)... but at the same time we're also both young and do not have much experience - no IB experience whatsoever. Yet, we managed to g...
by StereoTyped
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Just for fun...
Replies: 15
Views: 8030

1. Best overseas food- Thai, Korean (I love kimchi) 2. Strangest overseas food- Cuttlefish chips. I will be the first to admit I am NOT an adventurous foodie. 3. Best beer/spirits-Austria 4. Best festival/event-Korean protests 5. Best place you went for vacation while overseas- Chiang Mai & Railay, ...