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by shadowjack
Tue May 04, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Advice on what to do next...
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: Advice on what to do next...

One day, you might be at a school you love. You might want to stay. You might then get a new administrator or director, who, when perusing HR files, notes you have no QTS. That might be a reason for non-renewal of contract as you do not have teaching status in your home country. One day, you might b...
by shadowjack
Tue May 04, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Admin that touch
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Admin that touch

I don't touch staff or students, with some exceptions, like coaching when the team comes in for a strategy huddle during time out, or a punch on the shoulder (not a real punch, you know, a soft knock, as if to say, great job), or when a player has a melt down, I might put my hand on his shoulder, bu...
by shadowjack
Mon May 03, 2021 2:31 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: 194

Re: Trends in international school counseling

We had a counselling position open this year and got many emails regarding it. I don't know that there is a dearth of counsellors at international schools.

As to job description, I think at IS's it is still the more traditional counselling services.
by shadowjack
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:19 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: 954

Re: School is changing our contracts in the spring

I have no problem with a school changing contracts at renewal time and pointing out the changes to staff. Staff can renew or not renew based on the new terms. It is best if the school gives advance notice, so teachers can make up their minds. Heck, if the school is in a real pickle and can present i...
by shadowjack
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Percent of forum posts?
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Percent of forum posts?

Wow, I did not know I had made 3.5% of the ISR open forum posts. Crazy. What's your percentage? Click your name, go to your profile, and it tells you.
by shadowjack
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:38 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

Re: British Columbia Criminal Record Check

You should have criminal record checks for the last 5-10 years minimum, plus then get your Canadian record check. I have mine for the past 12 years prior to my latest job, and will get one from here before leaving. I would get them for sure - they are now required by Search for upload anyways, so it...
by shadowjack
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in Thailand
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

Re: Situation in Thailand

I haven't heard this from my friends in Thailand. Perhaps it is just some locations?
by shadowjack
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:58 pm
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: 1426

Re: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?

Marieh, for me it is that there are quite a number of international schools in the emirates now with a high number of local students as entrepreneurs have emerged to make dirhams.
by shadowjack
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:47 pm
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: 1426

Re: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?

"The UAE is something like 80% expats, so pretty much every school there will be moderately international." Ha ha ha ha ha - some tears rolling down my face. Many of the 'international' schools recruited for in the UK are not even close to moderately international. You need to be very much caveat em...
by shadowjack
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2747

Re: Retirement Goal

Hear hear Sid!

And if you are vested in a national retirement plan in a Western country, that improves your cash flow too. If you left right away and never contributed - then it's all on you...
by shadowjack
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2747

Re: Retirement Goal

If you buy property and have a long term plan, then 600,000 can buy a LOT of property if used proper-ly :-) You can purchase several properties and carry a mortgage. If you have gauged your location correctly, you will do OK. I know I've been lucky - in 20+ years of renting, I've only had one tenant...
by shadowjack
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2747

Re: Retirement Goal

Wow. Honestly, you can think cash. But 600,000 will buy you property and housing. Housing can be rented. Property may go down in value, but it doesn't go 'poof' like stocks or bonds. Property generates monthly revenue without dipping into your principal, and if you have chosen the right market, prop...
by shadowjack
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:05 pm
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: 1426

Re: List of schools that hire without Schrole-ISS or Search?

Depending on schools you are interested in, visit their website, look under employment, and respond appropriately. If you tick all the right boxes or stand out in an exceptional fashion, they will be in touch.

Good luck!
by shadowjack
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teachers who ignore all the reviews and then post a review
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: Teachers who ignore all the reviews and then post a review

I also think after being an IT for awhile, you learn to read between the lines and winnow out the essentials for you. I take them with a grain of salt, but look for patterns over years...