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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.

September 05, 2017

International Schools and Overseas Teachers

International schools have been around for well over 100 years, initially providing education in the native language and curriculum for children whose parents worked as diplomats. Today, according ICEF (International Consultants for Education and Fairs) there are over 12,000 international schools in operation around the world. The types of international schools are numerous and varied; each one representing a different demographic of students, curriculum, leadership and financing.

August 01, 2017

Three Steps for Teacher Fair Preparation

Even though teacher fairs typically happen around February or March of each year, it is helpful to consider way for making the most out of a teacher fair by preparing for this important networking event ahead of time. Review the following keys to successful teacher fair preparation and visit your career coach at your university's Career Services center for any additional questions and advice.

July 25, 2017

Classroom Management and Discipline

Children require structure and support to flourish. Some teachers have found that greeting each child, individually, every morning establishes mutually beneficial respect and an environment of consistency. Some classes function better with a little less structure and can utilize an open seating and honor system for bathroom visits. Do what's best for you and your class while following guidelines of your school and discussing with other education professionals who can offer tips and best practices, especially if you are a first time teacher or new to a school or district.

July 18, 2017

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Teacher

On average a teacher affects 3,000 children over the course of their career. That's 3,000 lives, 3,000 smiling faces, 3,000 minds. In school kids learn so much more than math or reading.

July 11, 2017

Increase Your Marketability

On average, each school hires no more than 1 art teacher, that does not leave a lot of openings for hirable positions. The number of limited-English speakers in the state has grown by nearly 50 percent in the last decade with about 1 in 5 students struggling with the language. But in that same time, Texas had a dramatic 20 percent drop in the number of educators working in bilingual and ESL classes.

July 05, 2017

7 Musts for a Great Interview

Remember, all interviews are not created equal. This is especially true for a teaching interview. While there is no one way to say exactly how your interview will go, we've got some tips from top Human Resources personnel, Principals and teachers to help you ace your interview and stand out as a top candidate.

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

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.

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