Posts with category: Professional and personal development

The benefits of professional development in an international setting

Hannah Fernweh posted an inspiring blog for us back in March, where she described her route into international teaching and how it has changed her life. We have kept in touch with Hannah through her first year in China and have shared in her success as she progressed quickly to take on more responsibility in year two. Amazed by… Read more »

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Three Kinds of Counselor: Part 1

Our blog this week is written by James Bloom, an experienced college counselor, teacher and administrator. We asked him to explain the enigma that is school counselors. Why do they all have different titles? Do they do the same thing or are they totally different? He has produced two excellent blogs which couldn’t be more helpful,… Read more »

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Teaching Abroad

Expanding opportunities to work at international schools: prepare yourself to teach abroad! Who wouldn’t like a life of world travel, acquiring new languages and learning firsthand about new cultures? Many teachers find the opportunity of working at an international school too hard to pass up! Over the past 14 years, there has been a 35%… Read more »

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From a student’s perspective

During our school year we encounter all sorts of inspiring people, teachers and students alike. Some we get to know better than others. Veasna is one such lady. Not only is she a 2015 JPA graduate,  she’s also Teacherhorizons’ very own Data Entry Administrator and a dynamic, fun part of the team. Living and working in… Read more »

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Last Minute Placements

The new school year is around the corner. Whether it’s only fairly recently that you’ve begun to think about a career change or it’s been on the cards for ages, there’s still time to find some amazing teaching opportunities abroad – starting now! With these last minute placements it’s essential that you get in touch… Read more »

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Classroom Inequality

The school year is drawing to an end and it will soon be time for teachers to recharge their batteries. Here at Teacherhorizons we’ve connected with BECA for some insightful stories with flavor of Central America for you to gain ideas and inspiration for your next career moves. In the following article Nick Derda pauses… Read more »

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International Baccalaureate

Making the most of the International Baccalaureate at international schools Why did you go into teaching? Was it to help students pass exams? I doubt it. Unfortunately, standardised testing and increasing pressure on teachers, students and school has led to teachers becoming overly focussed on exam results, therefore developing short term strategies to boost exam… Read more »

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Teaching in China

Teacherhorizons place number of teachers each month literally all over the world. This week we have connected with dynamic and fun loving Julia Clegg and asked her all sorts of questions about teaching in China.   1. Where are you teaching and what’s your school like? What made you choose that location/school? I’m teaching English… Read more »

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