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by Nomads
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Clinical therapist switch to behavioral school counselor ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3411

Re: Clinical therapist switch to behavioral school counselor

CanChi4, PsyGuy and I constantly have different opinions on this issue based on our experience. I agree it will be difficult with a non-teaching spouse and two school age dependents. However, in my experience as an administrator in different parts of world, counselors are one of the most difficult p...
by Nomads
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Do you have to attend job fair?
Replies: 14
Views: 5906

Re: Do you have to attend job fair?

I would advise you to join Search or Iss as this will get your resume and references into the main databases that most IS use. Many schools will only hire candidates from these firms or similar ones because they require confidential references. It is important to note that these firms are not headhu...
by Nomads
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Admin. Glut
Replies: 5
Views: 3363

Re: Admin. Glut

For what it is worth, my school has been conducting a search for a principal. In reviewing the databases, the quantity is high, but the quality is not. Given the expansion we have seen in recent years in the total number of schools, there is a corresponding increase in the overall number of admin or...
by Nomads
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Window of Opportunity
Replies: 19
Views: 15276

Re: Window of Opportunity

Pay guy,

I would be interested in seeing your research. Please post the links or sources.

Nomads
by Nomads
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Window of Opportunity
Replies: 19
Views: 15276

Re: Window of Opportunity

PsyGuy and Senator, As an administrator who attends five to seven fairs a year, including Bangkok, I am personally insulted by your statements about why administrators want the fairs to continue. As an administrator, I leave my family for weeks at a time because I want to meet the teachers I am hiri...
by Nomads
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School Counselor Question
Replies: 8
Views: 7394

Re: School Counselor Question

PsyGuy and I have disagreed on this topic before, so we might as well do it again. I have been in four American style international schools with counseling positions. In all four, the counsellors spend a significant amount, if not a majority, of time dealing with student's social and emotional needs...
by Nomads
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: negotiating salary after 2 yrs service China
Replies: 3
Views: 6558

Re: negotiating salary after 2 yrs service China

Pamelalo, As world traveller inferred, if your school has a set salary scale they may be little opportunity to negotiate. Most international schools do have one and there may be some form of longevity or resigning bonus to extend past the initial contract. Those types of bonuses generally range from...
by Nomads
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What should our plan of attack be?
Replies: 3
Views: 2366

Re: What should our plan of attack be?

1. In my opinion, upper level math (AP or IB) is more desirable than only MYP math. Ideally, it would be good to have experience and interest in both. Flexibility will be key particularly in smaller schools. 2. Your husband is not dead in the water. Be honest and careful about how you answer the que...
by Nomads
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What do you think of this candidate?
Replies: 35
Views: 40951

Re: What do you think of this candidate?

Nomad68 and Shadowjack, While schools do offer two year contracts, most expect (hope) the teachers to stay three or four years. In my experience, the teachers who are settled and not getting ready to leave provide a higher quality performance in the classroom, are more likely to coach, serve on a co...
by Nomads
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Couple of intern teachers
Replies: 5
Views: 4996

Re: Couple of intern teachers

Fred10, If you can afford it, I would encourage you to go to the fair and see what happens. You can market yourselves two interns who can fill one full-time position and the school gets two coaches. Obviously sharing housing is not a problem for you. To my knowledge, few schools hire interns for PE,...
by Nomads
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Applying through Search
Replies: 6
Views: 6109

Re: Applying through Search

I would actually do both. Many schools get loads of applications and you want to do whatever you can to get someone to look at your paperwork.
by Nomads
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What do you think of this candidate?
Replies: 35
Views: 40951

Re: What do you think of this candidate?

As an administrator, the 2-2-2 would be reason to give me pause, particularly because you teach a subject with many candidates most who have taught IB/AP. My advice, like Sids, is to stay where you are and try to get experience teaching advanced classes. If you come out after two more years with AP ...
by Nomads
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Approaching IB schools without IB experience
Replies: 11
Views: 10541

Re: Approaching IB schools without IB experience

chilagringa's advice is good. Find a larger high school that offer IB Diploma. Get hired for grade 9 and 10 classes. Show them you are a great teacher and interested in IB. They will then pay for your training and move you into IB when the space opens up. As an administrator, this is one of my strat...
by Nomads
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Moving toward admin.. timing?
Replies: 4
Views: 5944

Re: Moving toward admin.. timing?

I would concur with Shadow. The vast majority of AP positions are filled internally. I was actually an exception to the rule, but I had interviewed with the director previously and had a large number of former staff from that school promoting me. One thing for you to consider is if you do move up to...