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by shadowjack
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: TES Community forums are now gone
Replies: 25
Views: 12671

Re: TES Community forums are now gone

My thoughts? They pulled the boards down. They are going through each forum to make sure it is in compliance with whatever Brexit says needs to be there. Maybe a revamp while they are at it.

I think they'll be back. It keeps eyes on the site, which increases value of TES.
by shadowjack
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Competitiveness in 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 4529

Re: Competitiveness in 2020

Look below the Sahara too, Zebra. There are quite a few good smaller schools there in East, West, and Central Africa.
by shadowjack
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Do I have a chance?
Replies: 16
Views: 4154

Re: Do I have a chance?

Forteach,

if you have a US passport, go as a US teacher, which is where you have taught anyways.
by shadowjack
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Moving Into Admin But Down a Tier?
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Re: Moving Into Admin But Down a Tier?

Usually less, IME, but it depends on the school. I have generally been at smaller schools. I would say 15 - 20%. Others may have different metrics as there is no one size fits all.
by shadowjack
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How Competitive?
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Re: How Competitive?

You are competitive, but I see on the other side you have no IB experience. Get to an IB school, even if it isn't tier 1, and get trained, teach through the DP cycle completely at least twice (that is three years) to have a baseline on student results and the experience taking students through the e...
by shadowjack
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Moving Into Admin But Down a Tier?
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Re: Moving Into Admin But Down a Tier?

As an administrator in multiple roles, I still make less than I did in my last two teaching posts with no admin duties. But, this position is the springboard to other, better, positions, or a move to a directorship where my salary would be better. Not all schools are rich, but you can learn just as ...
by shadowjack
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is provisional license experience seen differently by employers than post-license experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Re: Is provisional license experience seen differently by employers than post-license experience?

Mencoh, if you have a provisional licence, my first question would be, "Have they taught two years?". If the answer is yes, then it is down to experience, fit, and other items in references and CVs. If I am in a country where licencing is stricter, my question might be, "Is this provi...
by shadowjack
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: December SA Fair - How Was It?
Replies: 6
Views: 2220

Re: December SA Fair - How Was It?

Search (at least my associate) has made it pretty clear that January in Singapore and London and Boston are the big three with the first two being for more experienced candidates. December, especially this year, is a bit iffy... there are so many unknowns out there for schools that it is a bit early...
by shadowjack
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: MBA or MEd?
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

Re: MBA or MEd?

You might also want to talk to your admin or admin in general. At many schools, if your masters is not in education (leadership, curriculum, etc) then they won't necessarily count it as a masters towards your teaching pay/experience scale. Just a heads up on that.
by shadowjack
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Admins Out There
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: Admins Out There

I think if you are a school where staff senses there is a vision, where they feel things are moving forward and contributions are valued, and there is a sense of community, that teachers are more willing to stay. It's not just about the security (although it is a factor), but also about the alignmen...
by shadowjack
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning
Replies: 22
Views: 5578

Re: IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning

Yet I'm in admin with no admin certificate, but with a leadership masters, having moved up from mid-level positions... Schools will understand if you have the masters but your jurisdiction does not offer any type of leadership cert (as mine didn't and doesn't).
by shadowjack
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning
Replies: 22
Views: 5578

Re: IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning

Do a hybrid program, with time on campus in summer and online during school year. You won't be disappointed and you get a more personalized experience.
by shadowjack
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Time Off
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Re: Time Off

I did a hybrid program quite awhile ago. 3 weeks on campus, one online course a semester, three weeks on campus, one and two online courses. This was a research masters, so there was a dissertation with all that implies, which leads to a real PhD if I choose to later. One class a semester was manage...