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June 20, 2017

Your First Year - Support, Reflection and Deep Breaths

Right after graduation, I decided to kick start my career full blast into having my own classroom in the UK. I was a brand new teacher starting in a new curriculum, a new country and in a challenging school as the cherry on top. It was a scary and risky move, but I wouldn't change it for the world. I got to be a part of an amazing staff, learn some tricks of the trade, gain so much confidence in my profession and also traveled to 19 countries! It was an amazing whirlwind that flew by so fast.

June 13, 2017

Interview Tips

Interviews to teach in America are quite similar to teaching interviews in the UK. As mentioned in our previous blog post, becoming a global citizen is important for the further development of our country and world as a whole. When interviewing for international roles, it is okay not to know how things may differ from country to country. What impresses our Head Teacher's is your curiosity and actively seeking out knowledge as to how their school may differ from where you have previously worked. We often have the belief that we can't ask these types of questions during interview, but in fact the complete opposite is what impresses our hiring managers.

June 06, 2017

Creating Global Teachers

Teaching in a different education system, in a different location gives teachers the opportunity to learn the needs of students from different cultures or backgrounds. It also gives teachers the chance to discover how other regions combat global educational issues, such as the achievement gap. Teaching in the UK provides these opportunities.

June 25, 2014

Thinking about Teaching Internationally?

Many educators consider the possibility of teaching abroad, but at times it can feel like a daunting endeavor.  New teachers are excited by the opportunity to travel internationally and gain classroom experience.  If, you are considering this option investigate the following: Attend an internation...

February 28, 2013

Interviewing for an International Teaching Position via Skype

Skype is the most common way to interview for an international teaching position. It may sound like a relief to be able to interview from the comforts of your own home, but there are a few things you should remember: 1. Dress up. Like with any interview you may have, your interviewer will expect ...

February 19, 2013

Begin Your Exciting International Adventure Now!

There are things that you can do ahead of time to prepare for the application process:  Update your CV (resume)  Create a cover letter (that you may adapt for various employers)  Request official copies of your transcripts, degree(s) and teaching certificate(s)  Request a letter of refer...

February 13, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions about Teaching Overseas

Are there opportunities for first year teachers in international schools? Yes! International schools are looking for high-quality teachers with enthusiastic teaching strategies! It is doesn't matter if you are a first year teacher or an experienced teacher. International schools are looking for yo...

February 04, 2013

International Teaching: Consider the Benefits!

If you could teach anywhere in the world, where would you go ... somewhere you know well or somewhere you've never been before? International schools are seeing an influx of students who want to attend university in America. Because of this, American teachers are in high demand in international sc...

July 01, 2009

Learning and Growing through International Teaching

As an educator, I find it imperative and a sense of duty to the profession, to engage in constant professional development, educational growth, and personal learning. Life-long learning, after all, is what being a teacher is about. International teaching, with its built-in structure of constant pro...

April 04, 2007

Returning to the US & Job Hunting

Barbra asked about returning to the US after several years of teaching in Taiwan. Jack Kronser (HR director in Colorado) writes: "Your question is pretty all-encompassing, but I understand your concerns. Yes, being out of the country that long would make you a little out of touch, however, a good...

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