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Interviewer Checklist During a teacher interview, the interviewer is typically looking for a combination of professional qualifications, interpersonal skills, and a commitment to effective teaching. Here are some key aspects that interviewers often assess: Content Knowledge: Interviewers want to ensure that you have a solid understanding of the subject matter you will be teaching. They may ask questions related to your program,...
Preparing for Your Interview Embarking on a career in education is exciting and maybe a little daunting. One of the steps you will need to take before arriving in your classroom is landing that job. The teacher interview is designed to reveal your skills, personality, and passion for teaching. To help you navigate this crucial phase, here is a guide to preparing for your teacher interview. Research the School Before stepping into the...
Your Teaching Journey Begins As a teacher just entering the world of education, the journey ahead is both exhilarating and filled with challenges. The start of your career is a pivotal moment that sets the tone for years to come. The big question on everyone’s mind - do choices you make early in your career determine your path for the years to follow? Critical Choices Along Your Career Path You will face many choices, each with...
Fueling Your Wanderlust Hands down, one of the best perks of teaching abroad is the opportunity to travel and experience other cultures. If you’re reading this, you most likely have a case of the travel bug and that’s why you’re seeking employment abroad in the first place. As a teacher, you (typically) have breaks throughout the year and what better way to spend it, than exploring a new part of the world? ...
Navigating the Paperwork One of the most laborious parts of preparing to work internationally is the paperwork. This varies from country to country but in my experience, it is always a multi-step process. Ask questions and put in the work upfront to avoid unexpected delays. The Contract Start with the contract . This can be a long document, but take the time to read it carefully before signing. Determine your responsibilities,...
Inside and Outside The Classroom Teachers are a dedicated bunch, but there is more to life than lesson plans and assessments, so how will you spend your time outside school hours? Once you find a school you like, you’ll know where you will be based if/when you get hired. See what you can find out about this region. What is there to do? Is there an expat community? (try Facebook groups or Meetup.) Is there a sports facility or gym?...
The Job Search and Contract Considerations Once you have chosen a country (or countries) you can begin looking for jobs. There are many ways to go about finding a teaching job abroad, but the most important thing to know is what the contract will contain. This is made up of the requirements, timeline, and structure of the position including salary and other financial inclusions. These can vary significantly from school to school so...
Let's Get Started Teaching abroad opens up countless doors for exploring new places, so where do you want to go? Do you see yourself spending the weekend climbing mountains or chilling on a beach? Do you want to live in a sprawling city with all the comforts of home or a rural village where you can immerse yourself in the local culture? Does the idea of learning a new language excite you, or would you prefer to live somewhere you can...
Starting your teaching journey can be a thrilling experience, but it can also feel slightly overwhelming, especially with the number of acronyms thrown your way. In the world of education, acronyms are a language of their own, and understanding them is crucial to navigate the profession effectively. For new teachers or soon-to-be educators, we've put together a mini glossary of some common acronyms to help you get started. OCT...
Tutoring is a great pathway to a career in education. As times change, parents continue to look for the best ways to pass relevant knowledge and skills to their children. You can help them prepare their children for a fulfilling life ahead through tutoring. Tutoring provides a personalized experience for kids that helps them learn in a smaller class environment or 1 on 1 beyond the classroom. It is an opportunity for you to do what you...
As a teacher looking for a new position, it’s natural you might want to stand out of the crowd and impress interviewers, try to better your chances of landing your ideal job. There are a few ways you can achieve this, such as through a teaching portfolio. While a teaching portfolio may not always be required as part of the application process, it can help you make a good impression by highlighting your skills and experiences to the...
It is not a secret that teaching can be a highly fulfilling career. Depending on the specific area you want to specialize in, you have the opportunity to impact the lives of young people and support them in discovering themselves as they grow to become dedicated, passionate, and motivated adults.  To be a successful teacher you need to have a passion for education and a genuine desire to dedicate yourself to it. This profession...