Extreme poverty, malnutrition, squalid living conditions, no running water and poor sanitation are all part of a tea picker’s life. The tea pickers sit at the bottom of Sri Lanka’s social strata. The education provided to the children on tea estates is deliberately poor so that few can achieve the qualifications to get jobs outside… Read more »Read more »
Posts by Alex Reynolds
Are you the kind of teacher who loves applying for jobs? Don’t worry, not many of us do – especially when we’re busy focused on teaching! Teacherhorizons is designed to make exploring jobs and applying to schools overseas easier and hopefully, more enjoyable! Here’s how Teacherhorizons works in ten steps… 1/ Join! It’s free to become a… Read more »Read more »
So many schools call themselves “international” – it’s hard to know which ones are reputable. Here is how we identify a good international school.Read more »
We strongly believe that ‘internationalising teaching’ isn’t about just working with privileged private international schools. Our vision has always been to work with a range of institutions that benefit from overseas teachers where teachers can learn and develop professionally in an international context. These organisations might be charity projects, local schools, social enterprises too – places where teachers can learn new transferable skills.
We support organisations like this in two ways. First, we offer free advertising on our website. Secondly we have committed to giving 10% of our profits to education charities in Cambodia – where our Asia office is based.Read more »
Competition for teaching roles at the popular international schools is tough. But it’s still possible – the key is your approach!
Last week, Alex shared the first five of his ten top tips for getting your dream job. Read on to discover the next five…Read more »
Are you looking for a school with an excellent reputation, in a sunny country where you can make life-long friendships?
Would you like to work under an experienced, supportive, senior management team who believe in investing in their staff?Read more »
“Entrepreneurship can and will be the liberating force for Africa’s economy”
“All our future leaders will need to take human-centred approaches to resolving the challenges we face”
“No, success does not knock on doors. Talks don’t lead to great achievement. Only actions count”
Where are these quotations taken from? Mandela’s autobiography? The Dalai Lama? The FT?Read more »
It’s a common myth that teaching abroad is seen as a gap year by some teachers. In my opinion, these teachers are narrow and lack an appreciation for their own education.Read more »
The international education sector is changing fast. Gone are the days of backward, expat institutions harking back to the ‘good old’ colonial times.Read more »