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by Thames Pirate
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?
Replies: 55
Views: 29716

Re: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?

There are a lot of smaller or larger but less known international schools--some good, others less so--in Germany. Phorms (in several cities), accadis in Bad Homburg, IS Braunschweig, SIS (in several cities), tons in Berlin, QIS Muenster, and so on. Many of these are quite international, great places...
by Thames Pirate
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?
Replies: 55
Views: 29716

Re: Inquiry

shadylane wrote: > Thames Pirate wrote: > > Their fees are all lower than Salem's. Some of them by about €12k per year. Salem has > an international reputation amongst the world's elite that the others don't either. Not among locals. There have even been some pretty awful negative reports. It has an...
by Thames Pirate
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?
Replies: 55
Views: 29716

Re: Inquiry

shadylane wrote: > It's Germany's most famous boarding school. It is what I believe you might call, an > 'elite' school. Perhaps, but Lund, Torgelow, Solling, Birklehof--they are generally all lumped in that category. Plenty of people--rich locals included--that have heard of one but not another of ...
by Thames Pirate
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?
Replies: 55
Views: 29716

Re: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?

OP--If you are figuring on several years before getting to a school like MIS anyway, you may as well do them at either a smaller school in Germany or another IS where you can get curriculum experience, etc. There is nothing wrong with the DODEA option, but you would essentially be teaching in an Ame...
by Thames Pirate
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?
Replies: 55
Views: 29716

Re: Inquiry

PsyGuy wrote:
> @ Thames Pirate
>
> What would be the Eton or Exeter of Germany?

You are assuming there is one. I wouldn't say there is.
by Thames Pirate
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?
Replies: 55
Views: 29716

Re: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?

shadylane wrote: > Thames Pirate wrote: > > You will want to move away > > from big agencies for this; look instead for smaller schools, often > > boarding schools--schools like Louisenlund or Schloss Salem. > > Are you sure about Salem ? I'd heard that it was extremely competitive. Maybe next > the...
by Thames Pirate
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Brexit Impact on European Job Market
Replies: 14
Views: 8610

Re: Response

PsyGuy wrote: > Brexit will actually improve the situation NOBODY believes this. > > There really isnt a third category of visa holders. Had the UK exited and > it as the worse it would place UK ITs in the same non-EU category as US or > other western passport holders. There is no Britan gets punish...
by Thames Pirate
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?
Replies: 79
Views: 42515

Re: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?

Doctor wrote: > In my experience, you will get more offers as an IB/A-level math teacher > than as an IB/A-level physics teacher, although there are always plenty of > job teaching physics. > > I have to agree with PsyGuy about libraries - they are fast becoming > obsolete and could be replaced by a...
by Thames Pirate
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?
Replies: 79
Views: 42515

Re: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?

Clearer, and wrong--there is absolutely NOT consensus since a number of us on here have contradicted this view. LOTS of schools hire new teachers.
by Thames Pirate
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?
Replies: 79
Views: 42515

Re: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?

You are missing the point Recommended pathway to what? You should get two years of experience after getting a credential. Heck, get three or five or twenty. That is the recommended pathway. Your statement makes no sense. You don't specify whether you are referencing a pathway to a top school or just...
by Thames Pirate
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?
Replies: 79
Views: 42515

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > @Heliotrope > > We disagree, as I wrote " it is the consensus of the major > contributors as well as other sources that 2 years of post credentialing > experience in a K12/KS environment is the ultimately recommended > pathway". RECOMMENDED. > To what--a third year of teach...
by Thames Pirate
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?
Replies: 79
Views: 42515

Re: reply

Heliotrope wrote: > The consensus is on the two years, not necessarily on the DE part. I know plenty of > ITs at tier 1 schools who started in IE straight away, but at less than desirable > tier 3 for-profit ISs, and these are not very hard jobs to land with zero experience. My confusion was that he...
by Thames Pirate
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?
Replies: 79
Views: 42515

Re: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?

We know PsyGuy posts only from "trusted sources," but since he has no clue how claims/evidence work I think it's no surprise that he would undervalue libraries. It's not necessarily relevant to the OP, but I agree that the library is the soul of a school--and if it isn't, it should be. I'v...
by Thames Pirate
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?
Replies: 79
Views: 42515

Re: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?

Here we go with the personal attacks from someone who knows neither me nor my qualifications. You can see why this is a can of worms topic--one he uses to attack me every time because he can't stand that the rest of us called his BS. Still not sure what the consensus is about 2 years--that you need ...