We trawl the internet, teaching magazines, blogs and social media for the best articles to feature and summarise here. They are here to supplement our articles and provide you a wealth of information from different sectors. We hope you find them useful.
Practicalities of job hunting
Are you considering teaching abroad for the first time? Read this informative article to find out what the benefits and pitfalls can be when entering the international education sector for the first time.
Increasing trend in overseas teaching
Wondering why teachers choose to work abroad? This article explores the reasons why an increasing number of British teachers decide to teach internationally. It lists the benefits of working in international education in our current political climate. As the opportunities of teaching abroad continue to grow, and the effects of UK government cuts begin to be felt, the article predicts what effect this will have on teaching in Britain.
Are you concerned about how teaching internationally will affect your chances of career development if you return to Britain? This article provides an unbiased account of the fantastic opportunities for career development and progression in the sector. It also looks into the hurdles and misconceptions you may face if you wish to return to British teaching. The honest first-hand accounts from international teachers should help you make your own judgement.
Emerging global middle class
We all know that the demand for international teachers is growing. This article suggests that international education is being transformed by the emergence of a global middle class of wealthy expatriates who chose to educate their children internationally rather than to send them to boarding school in their country of origin.
International teacher biography
Wondering how you can make a career out of international teaching? Read this biography of a head teacher who chose to teach abroad for most of her life. She offers useful and honest advice to teachers considering teaching internationally.
Why teach abroad
Still wondering what the benefits of international teaching are? Read this article to find out how your quality of life and quality of teaching can be improved by experiencing different cultures, learning new skills, teaching in different ways and environments and teaching better behaved children.
The range of international schools
Make sure you know what type of international school you are applying for. Different schools serve different populations. Read this article to identify the five main types of international schools and to find out the pros and cons of each of them.
Misconceptions about teaching abroad
Tempted to teach internationally? Make sure you are aware of the seven most common misconceptions teachers have when considering to teach international schools. Find out the reality by reading this article.
Are you wondering about how teaching abroad affects your bank balance? This article covers the some of the financial issues teachers face when looking to move abroad. It explains the tax rates, employment packages and how cost of living differs depending on the location and type of school you choose.
Are you thinking of moving abroad with your partner or family? Find out what opportunities and challenges teachers with families may face abroad. This article will inform you of issues you should consider as you make your decision.
Religion, age and nationality
There are many restrictions enforced by different countries which can limit your chances of working there. These can be age related issues, your nationality, and your religion. This article discusses how countries respect other religions but also that you should be aware and consider consequences when choosing to work in a specific country.
The best international schools
Are you wondering what criteria you should use to select international schools to work in? This guardian article explains factors that influence teachers and parents to choose different schools across the globe. It promotes what it considers to be the best international schools worldwide.
International schools in France
Considering teaching in France? Read a summary of the most popular and well established non-selective international schools in France. You’ll find a brief background on each school, its curriculum, fees, results, admissions and also parent testimonials.
The end of Common Entrance?
This article explains how some of the top UK international schools are phasing out entrance exams as they fail to “tease out their thinking skills and inner talents”. It raises the question if other international schools around the world will start to take the same approach and how this would affect schools’ intake.
Destinations and Dispositions
Moving abroad brings many challenges and gives you great stories to share. Dave Truss, a current principal of an international school, shares his first impressions of adapting to life in China.
No office day
Whether you are an active busy teacher required to spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen or a principal/headteacher which bounds you to your office all day, you will definitely appreciate this article which shows what a great day you can have if you leave your laptops and other gizmos at home.
Living in bubble wrap
This article explains how developed countries are covered in bubble wrap when compared to countries in the developing world. Some countries are explained as being ‘bubble wrapped’ with their safety signs, traffic lights, proficient utilities and even their internet. It highlights how experiencing life in a country without bubble wrap provides a complete new way of life by living in a more “dangerous” yet “exciting” environment.