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September 27, 2017

Adapting to Living Internationally

Discovering new things about yourself as you explore and learn about a new culture can be staggering and remarkable. Make the commitment to enter in as a learner and expect amazing things to happen as you grow in perspective.

September 19, 2017

International Transition - Building a RAFT

You have signed a contract with an international school and the excitement and anticipation is rising; along with some nervousness. The questions start running through your mind, "What was I thinking? How long am I going to be gone? What do I need to pack? Can I get Reese Peanut Butter Cups over there?" Let me set your mind at ease. Many people have gone before you and have survived and even thrived, some even staying on for several years.

September 12, 2017

Third Culture Kids (TCKs)

One of the most amazing joys in teaching overseas is the international classroom. More often than not, an international educator will say they have learned far more from their students than what they have taught them. This rich diversity of nations, languages and cultures, as well as the varied experiences of the students, creates a whole new culture within the classroom.

June 27, 2017

It's Time to Get Cultured

By living and teaching abroad, there will be new sites to see and new people to meet, each one having an impact on your growth and wellbeing in their own special way. Your first time trying to navigate a new city surrounded by people who don't speak your language, might just help you relate a bit better to that EAL student you have been struggling to reach. Allowing yourself to grow will allow you to share your experiences with your students.

June 20, 2017

A Teacher's First Year: Support, Reflection and Deep Breaths

"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."

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...

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