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by Lastname_Z
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Saudi Arabia
Replies: 25
Views: 16798

Re: Saudi Arabia

Psychometrika wrote: > I've known some folks to actually enjoy their time in Saudi while saving > tons of cash (they worked at ARAMCO). Definitely not for everyone, but you > can say that about most places. I would never go back to Kuwait unless > truly desperate, but Saudi would be a possibility fo...
by Lastname_Z
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Backing out?
Replies: 11
Views: 8509

Re: Backing out?

secondplace wrote: > If you were to flip this and think about in terms of the school backing out > because they had a better candidate than you, how would you feel? > > Exactly. > > So, it's up to you. You can keep your word and honour the contract or you > can be untrustworthy, let people down, and...
by Lastname_Z
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Changing Associates? (Search)
Replies: 3
Views: 3220

Re: Changing Associates? (Search)

Thanks PsyGuy. I have been working on getting new references added to the old account now (should have at least 4 admin people plus a parent reference added by the end of the semester). Do you think it's an issue that the old references (some of them from associate teachers) are still there? Is it n...
by Lastname_Z
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Changing Associates? (Search)
Replies: 3
Views: 3220

Changing Associates? (Search)

So I'm trying to set up my application for Search Associates now in advance of the 2018-19 hiring year. I had a Search Account in the past, but never used it (straight out of teacher's college I was not competitive enough, it was a bad decision at the time). All my information from that has been arc...
by Lastname_Z
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Need Decision-Making Help (Should I stay or go?)
Replies: 7
Views: 5832

Re: Need Decision-Making Help (Should I stay or go?)

Thanks for the advice everyone. It really has helped to make my decision-making a lot clearer. Just as an added point: The two years in Europe thing isn't a point about taxes or anything specific. I only say two years because you always sign two-year contracts in international schools. In general li...
by Lastname_Z
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Need Decision-Making Help (Should I stay or go?)
Replies: 7
Views: 5832

Need Decision-Making Help (Should I stay or go?)

My situation: I teach at a 3rd tier school and I'm fairly comfortable there. I am able to achieve some of my professional goals. I do want to aim higher though so I think I'll still teach one more year (the 2018/19 school year). However, I'm having second thoughts about this decision. Lately every t...
by Lastname_Z
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: ISS Experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 6779

Re: ISS Experiences

I haven't used either agency but it's my impression from what I read and who I know is on Search (e.g. schools that I left and hated) that they have good, okay, horrendous schools and everything in between. ISS has less schools but it's a guarantee that you will end up in a good school through ISS? ...
by Lastname_Z
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Where Should I Aim?
Replies: 21
Views: 18394

Re: Where Should I Aim?

Well I understand that but I’m looking for a specific number. Am I a lost cause already in the eyes of higher tiers? I’d also like to think that I’ve spent a lot of time developing myself professionally while in the lower tier (even took online courses).
by Lastname_Z
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Where Should I Aim?
Replies: 21
Views: 18394

Re: Where Should I Aim?

shadowjack wrote: > Schools expect you to keep moving up over the years. I would do 2-3 years > at a tier 3, then look to move to a tier 2 for 4 -5 years, if it is good, > or 2-3 years if it isn't great and then apply to tier 1 and 2. You never > know what might happen. The worst thing is to stay at...
by Lastname_Z
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Changing teaching genre to ESL
Replies: 4
Views: 6585

Re: Changing teaching genre to ESL

mamava wrote: > I have a TOEFL certificate and it would not prepare me for teaching EAL in > an international school. You will definitely need more comprehensive EAL > training. > > I think because there are so many EAL/teaching English opportunities around > the world, there may be some idea that E...
by Lastname_Z
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What is your greatest motivator and biggest regret?
Replies: 15
Views: 22046

Re: What is your greatest motivator and biggest regret?

Motivator: Savings, Classroom Freedom, Travelling/Experiencing other cultures

Regrets: None at the moment (it's a short career so far)
by Lastname_Z
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Long Term Planning
Replies: 10
Views: 11965

Re: Long Term Planning

This is just my limited experience, but I've noticed that a lot of librarians at ISs are people that studied to be librarians, not teachers who want out of the classroom. It seems that there's more movement from teachers to counselling (and sometimes back to teaching) rather than teaching to library.
by Lastname_Z
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: All the single ladies
Replies: 14
Views: 20345

Re: All the single ladies

Big cities in China like Shanghai or Beijing have MASSIVE amounts of expats due to the amount of multinational corporations and international schools. You would have no trouble.
by Lastname_Z
Wed May 24, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How much do you make tutoring???
Replies: 12
Views: 20222

Re: How much do you make tutoring???

When I did do it. Wuhan, China. 500 RMB per hour. I had to pay the cost to get there though (30 rmb cab ride). I gave it up at the end though. I made enough money to survive without that. It's either a weekend where I have to make sure I don't go crazy because I have to tutor the next morning or I'm...
by Lastname_Z
Mon May 22, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: When to Stay?
Replies: 15
Views: 18993

Re: When to Stay?

So are there any good rules for how many two-year contracts one can see out before recruiters see that as a red flag? 2? 3?