CAREERS


 

Talking Turkey

Beyond the Headlines

News headlines – especially in the era of “breaking news” and social media profoundly affect our decisions about where we choose to work in an international context. Cyrus Carter who lives and works in Istanbul reflects on this age old issue, and explains why he is choosing to stay in Turkey.  

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The International Writing Project

CPD opportunity, Brussels, July 2016

The ability to speak, understand and write English is increasingly important as global communication and personnel movement expands exponentially. Elly Tobin, a founder director of the International Writing Project, explains the Project’s development and relevance to students and teachers, particularly those in international schools.

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Tanzanian Adventure

IMG_1443For the last fifteen years, Alison Mollel has been teaching EAL in international schools in Germany, Thailand, China and now Tanzania. She is currently at the International School Moshi – Arusha Campus. Her husband is also a teacher but is currently investing his time and energy into his safari company.

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Care for those at home

Those working overseas, as teachers or in other roles, always feel genuine concern for the welfare of family and friends “back home”. The distances involved and not being on the doorstep to offer immediate help sometimes intensify this concern to the point of an anxiety that can blight the individual’s overseas experience. Nathan Brown (Bluebird Care Community Liaison Manager for West Kent in the UK), offers sound advice to ensure this does not happen.

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Professional Learning – changing the game

How two CPD specialists designed a new curriculum

You leave the training enthused, revitalised, even inspired; you can’t wait to put into practice the ideas you have gleaned from it. Sadly, on your return to school, the demands of the over-crowded curriculum, the daily routines and your seemingly infinite pastoral responsibilities result in those fresh ideas being mentally filed “for another time” that never seems to arrive. It is a scenario experienced by many teachers and recognised by Amanda McCallum and her colleague Karen Green who set out to create a different approach to professional learning, and carved out a new career as a curriculum designer in the process.

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International teaching and the discipline of saving

SAVING 1One of the main objectives of working overseas is to build up savings for the future – but do international  teachers always have the self-discipline to start this in the proper way. Author of best selling book, Millionaire Teacher, Andrew Hallam suggests that getting into  the right habit is important when moving overseas. Then, if at some point you land a job in one of the better paying schools, you are ready to take advantage, while still enjoying the overseas lifestyle to the full.

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Nepal Earthquakes – TBS and Lincoln School respond

P1080445_755x9999The Nepal earthquakes and their tragic impact on the lives of so many were broadcast around the world and touched us all. Such appalling disasters capture short-term headlines, but often the long journey of recovery and rebuilding continues unseen and forgotten by all but those involved directly in it. International schools and their communities can play a vital role in ensuring continued support for those who have lost so much.

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The outdoor life: teaching in Switzerland

From Asia to Europe:

In 2010 Jo & Steve McArthur decided it was time to move closer to home.

SteveMoving within a country can be stressful. Moving one’s family half way across the globe, to a contrasting environment – new jobs, schools, lifestyle and climate, is for many a step too far. Steve and Jo McArthur highlight the importance of in-depth research and the significant benefits, for the whole family, to be gained by taking that step .

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Thailand adventure

Ralph and Dawn Gosling headed off to Bangkok as a young teaching couple in 2003. Three children later, the Goslings are now very much an International School Family, about to start their next adventure in Bahrain. Like so many others when first venturing overseas, they had no intention of being away for so long.

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ITM & the world of international teaching

Not so long ago, becoming an international teacher was like joining a club, or so it seems now. Membership was small and quite exclusive. In the 1980s Primary or Elementary international schools outnumbered the high schools and the term “Ïnternational School” tended to be associated with schools which had strong links to the United States (ISKL, HKIS, ASJ), or were part of the United World College organisation. The IB Diploma was entering its third decade and just beginning to win its battle for worldwide recognition.

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