Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down | Edutopia

SlowDown

Since my last Edutopia blog post, How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change was published, I’ve received dozens of messages asking for suggestions for how to slow things down in schools. The premise behind the following suggestions is that if we slow down, we’ll have more opportunities for reflection — to think about what we’ve done […]

4 Steps for Getting Started with Student Digital Portfolios

Portfolios

Not sure how to get started with ePortfolios for your students? Here’s what you need to know. Even before the concept of student portfolios was formalized, teachers collected and shared student work. They used writing folders during conferences or displayed science projects for open house. As the digital era has taken hold, portfolios have become […]

Expat Exchange – Making The Move Abroad: Where Do You Start? – Moving Abroad, Moving Overseas, International Relocation

Relocation

Making the decision to relocate was one of the biggest, and most exciting, choices of my life. I was offered a job in Johannesburg and it was an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse, so I accepted in a minute. Literally, 1 minute. Once the initial excitement died down, I found myself in a bit of […]

How to Get a Teaching Job in an International School: From Registering with a Recruiting Agency to Attending a Job Fair

Handshake

Admit it. You’d love to live and work overseas. You’re passionate about teaching and just adore that grade 5 class of yours, but you’re not inspired anymore and you often find yourself daydreaming about living in an exotic desert land, a tropical paradise or a chic European city. Perhaps you want to take a sabbatical […]

Teachers Vie for Overseas Postings – NYTimes.com

International Teacher Recruitment

LONDON — It was not the most relaxed of cocktail parties. Teachers and administrators — who had been running down corridors and stressing out in elevators between job interviews in recruiters’ hotel rooms — were sipping pints of beer and glasses of wine, scanning the room nervously. As recruiters from international schools lined up at […]

CBC News – New Canadian teachers head abroad amid tight job market

New Canadian teacher

Newly qualified Canadian teachers frustrated with the over-saturated teaching market in many major Canadian cities are setting their sights on international schools abroad, where they say professional and personal benefits far outweigh those back home. Ontario to overhaul teachers’ college, halve admissions The Current: Changing the way teachers are taught in Ontario Fewer students interested in […]

International schools: Do we want to put our kids in a bubble ?

In a bubble

My son is not even one year old yet, so technically I still have plenty of time to think about his educational path. Yet I am worried and concerned about what I should do.  For a child with multicultural roots like mine, is it really the best decision to enroll him into an international school? […]

Hunting Season: A Field Guide to Finding the Right International School Leader | teachwatts

International Leaders

Hunting Season: A Field Guide to Finding the Right International School Leader As recruiting season is around the corner for international schools and job continue to be posted on TieOnline, I find myself wondering what higher education could be doing to better prepare our school leaders for the challenges they will face while working overseas. […]

International school enrolment on pace to reach $60 billion by 2022 – ICEF Monitor – Market intelligence for international student recruitment

Shanghai, Pudong

As the international schools market continues its expansion, ICEF Monitor reviews some riveting statistics as well as the growth drivers behind the trend. International school enrolment by the numbers Researchers Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson noted in their authoritative 2008 paper “International Schools: Growth and Influence” that it is difficult to know how many international […]

Education International – Ukraine: A hotline for students and teachers from the Crimea

Ukrainian Children

The Ukrainian education ministry has established a hotline for teachers and students from the Crimea who may find themselves Russian citizens after the referendum on 16 March. “We get a lot of calls from young people who are very worried about their future”, a deputy education minister told an Education International delegation visiting Kiev on […]

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