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by secondplace
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Beginning Of The End for China Foreign Teachers?
Replies: 54
Views: 18247

Re: Beginning Of The End for China Foreign Teachers?

PRC or ROC? Seriously though, in terms of impact on schools and teachers I would think that it will vary greatly depending on how many Chinese students are enrolled in the school. If none, then I think this could be a 'light touch' requirement. If, say 25% including Chinese on foreign passports, the...
by secondplace
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: 2nd most COVID country - Do I go?
Replies: 4
Views: 2608

Re: 2nd most COVID country - Do I go?

All good points made above. They simply can't make you get on that plane and you know what your best choice is healthwise for your family. Have you been in constant contact with the school? If so, then presumably this might not be a surprise to them. If not then it is late to let them know but these...
by secondplace
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: and it continues
Replies: 27
Views: 10924

Re: and it continues

When I left China after a decade I really wanted a PSB agent to come up to me as I got into the car to go to the airport for last time, and hand me a dossier of all the places I'd been, all the drinks I'd had etc. etc.

Sadly, this didn't come to pass...
by secondplace
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: and it continues
Replies: 27
Views: 10924

Re: and it continues

Don't underestimate the role of politics in this as well. Given the relations between the US and China right now it wouldn't surprise me to see the Chinese authorities making life difficult for incoming/returning US passport holders and the guanxi that US affiliated schools had may have taken a knoc...
by secondplace
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Summer Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 3703

Re: Summer Plans

Staying put and enjoying where we are.

Maybe trips into safe and sensible neighbouring countries.

UK? Nope.
by secondplace
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Most Marketable Specialization for Music Teachers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3412

Re: Most Marketable Specialization for Music Teachers?

Try to avoid any legal ambiguity. Yes, that makes life harder, but so be it.

Orff training could be looked upon well by the IB schools.
by secondplace
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: My post is gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 4225

Re: My post is gone?

Probably because it turned into a thread about the ethics of signing multiple contracts... Apologies if me calling out people for doing that contributed to the thread being taken down. But I do think that we need to call out dishonest practices even if the people posting such things are almost certa...
by secondplace
Fri May 01, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Switzerland.
Replies: 29
Views: 13146

Re: Switzerland.

In Switzerland. Two of us, but only one working. The Numbeo figures for prices of items are accurate - e.g. bread, chicken, hair cuts. The average salary comparisons get distorted. You pay for rent, and nearly all places are not furnished, and compulsory health insurance. All other costs are down to...
by secondplace
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Switzerland.
Replies: 29
Views: 13146

Re: Switzerland.

though it is disingenuous though to directly compare cost of living, as most of the Asian packages include housing, flights, insurance etc. and the Swiss ones don't.

Which means that the savings potential in Asia suddenly jumps higher.
by secondplace
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Switzerland.
Replies: 29
Views: 13146

Re: Switzerland.

If you want these three things: 1. Savings 2. Nice lifestyle (very subjective, I know...) 3. Travel then it's very likely at least one will have to go. If you're part of a couple then with two wages coming in it will be different. But as mentioned above, pretty much everything is expensive, or very ...
by secondplace
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Pandemic Leadership
Replies: 5
Views: 4070

Re: Pandemic Leadership

@Illian_Blues I'm glad you and you're school community is having a positive experience. However, to this point 'Wellbeing is a genuine part of policy, and it shows. Looking at the times he sends out emails it seems he works crazy hours to keep everything going smoothly.' I would suggest that your Di...
by secondplace
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Who'd You Rather?
Replies: 5
Views: 9536

Re: Who'd You Rather?

If I couldn't get a visa for D, then they're straight off the list. E would be intriguing. Would add capacity to the school as they might want to step back 'up' again. A to C could be equally attractive. But let's dig deeper. B - can they get by on one salary? Not that it's by job to manage their fi...
by secondplace
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: PYP schools where math taught by a different teacher?
Replies: 8
Views: 10360

Re: PYP schools where math taught by a different teacher?

Under the new PYP guidelines this is possible, but I don't know of any schools doing it right now. I suspect that it will be a practice more likely to occur in national system schools in places like China, although Singapore might also be a place it could get traction. Not sure many, any, internatio...
by secondplace
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Creating fake references
Replies: 26
Views: 23225

Re: Creating fake references

See, I knew @psyguy could write with decent spelling and punctuation if he put his mind to it...
by secondplace
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Current 2019 list of countries with best savings potential
Replies: 66
Views: 50526

Re: Current 2019 list of countries with best savings potenti

@psyguy

For the love of Lucifer, punctuate.

Don't guess by all means, but do punctuate.

shirley its not to hard...?