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by Thames Pirate
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What are the chances at Frankfurt International School? Need some advice from the pros!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5790

Re: What are the chances at Frankfurt International School? Need some advice from the pros!!!

Some schools prefer filling one job and keeping the partner in reserve for cover or jobs they are unable to fill. I once heard an HR director say that they preferred hiring one because if they liked both, they could keep both, but if they only liked one, it was easier to let one good teacher go rath...
by Thames Pirate
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: What are the chances at Frankfurt International School? Need some advice from the pros!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 5790

Re: What are the chances at Frankfurt International School? Need some advice from the pros!!!

Why only FIS? MIS is every bit as good, and there are a number of places in Germany with smaller schools or Tier 2 schools that are great. With your language ability, you could also consider taking one job and having the other partner work in the local system, for example. There are public IB school...
by Thames Pirate
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Top Schools In Europe
Replies: 32
Views: 8736

Re: Top Schools In Europe

Illiane_Blues wrote: > Thames Pirate wrote: > > I very much agree with the list Iliane Blues made with one exception, and > > that is Luxembourg. > > It was fine dude and Heliotrope who mentioned those cities, not me. > I do know someone who was able to to save well while teaching at the Luxembourg ...
by Thames Pirate
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Top Schools In Europe
Replies: 32
Views: 8736

Re: Top Schools In Europe

I very much agree with the list Iliane Blues made with one exception, and that is Luxembourg.
by Thames Pirate
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is it low-level corruption if IB teachers are made to 'help' too much, or is this widespread?
Replies: 10
Views: 9927

Re: Is it low-level corruption if IB teachers are made to 'help' too much, or is this widespread?

There is stretching the guidelines and there is actual dishonesty. For example, you are only supposed to meet with a student a certain number of times on a certain assignment. But the student stops you after class and says "We talked about X, so I implemented these changes. Is that right?"...
by Thames Pirate
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Effect of Brexit on WE teaching job market?
Replies: 7
Views: 9844

Re: Effect of Brexit on WE teaching job market?

Also, a lot of schools say they can't provide visas, but if you are from certain countries it's not an issue. For example, if you are from the US, NZ, Japan, etc. you can travel visa-free to the EU. In some countries, as long as your in a shortage field (which teaching often is) and you have the req...
by Thames Pirate
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Creating fake references
Replies: 26
Views: 23053

Re: Creating fake references

Don't kid yourself. This is a troll. And not someone who cares about kids.
by Thames Pirate
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Move to admin?
Replies: 6
Views: 8407

Re: Move to admin?

If you want to test the waters, try something in-between like CAS coordinator, IB coordinator, grade level or team leader, or HOD. You can get a taste for some of the administrative tasks and the required mindset while staying primarily in the classroom. You can see if you are capable of leading oth...
by Thames Pirate
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Doing something wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 11157

Re: Doing something wrong?

I think more specific cover letters are better than philosophical ones. Your philosophy will come through if you write it correctly. You should at least mention your spouse briefly to show you have considered this factor.
by Thames Pirate
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Some questions (age, uni reputation and degree subject etc)
Replies: 9
Views: 9898

Re: Some questions (age, uni reputation and degree subject e

I disagree; parents may not know UCL, but admin would. Maybe not outranking Harvard in terms of hiring prestige, but certainly right on up there. If admin don't know UCL, they are uninformed.
by Thames Pirate
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Doing something wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 11157

Re: Doing something wrong?

Oh, sure, do those things. It's good advice. I am just saying that, based solely on numbers and timing, there doesn't seem to be anything wrong per se. Obviously we don't know if you have or haven't done those things or similar. Some recruiters read cover letters to find their top picks. Others neve...
by Thames Pirate
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Doing something wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 11157

Re: Doing something wrong?

Nothing is "wrong" (that we can see--obviously not knowing your details, CV, etc.) so much as that is just how things roll. There are people who send out three resumes and get their dream job and people who send out dozens or even hundreds before they find something. Just keep applying, be...
by Thames Pirate
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: First job fair coming up.. Top 5 tips please!
Replies: 4
Views: 6993

Re: First job fair coming up.. Top 5 tips please!

Do your homework beforehand. Take the time to really research your top choice schools, including your pie-in-the-sky schools as well as more realistic options. Research the mission statements, browse their websites, look at whom they sent to the fair, etc. A well-organised cheat sheet is worth its w...
by Thames Pirate
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Job search strategy for European Schools
Replies: 3
Views: 3152

Re: Job search strategy for European Schools

Both. Plan for a London fair (Search, CIS, or both), but you should still apply on your own, both to schools that are not on those platforms and to schools that are. The strategy is the same as for any other region, really, with one exception. The timeline is somewhat skewed. Worker protections mean...