Posts with category: PD

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Posted , by Alexis Toye

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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Posted , by Anna Bella Betts

Online interviews are quickly becoming the norm when hunting for a job. This is indeed the case when applying for positions with Teacher Horizons. To maximise your chances of landing that dream job abroad read below our hints and tips on how to nail your Zoom or Skype interview.  Here are our compiled online interview… Read more »

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Posted , by Alan Doyle

Tax free salary, healthy work-life balance, stunning mosques, excellent food markets and beautiful nature – see why international teacher Alan chose to live and work in Brunei. We’ve asked Alan a few questions about how his old life in Dublin compares to his latest teaching choice. “If you’re looking for a relaxed location where you… Read more »

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Posted , by Sammy Tame

If you’re a TEFL teacher for any length of time, it’s likely you’ll become aware of the lucrative world of international school teaching. However, the requirements to teach at a good international school are higher, in terms of qualifications and experience, than most TEFL positions around the world. If you’re thinking of taking your career… Read more »

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Posted , by Sammy Tame

When teaching abroad, ideally you have a great salary and can save a good chunk every month. But it’s always nice to make a little extra money in your free time, during holidays or between jobs. So, how can teachers earn extra income using their existing skills? 1. Private tuition The most obvious option is using… Read more »

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Posted , by Neil Bunting

One of the strongest arguments for developing a career as an international educator – in addition to all the obvious add-on advantages, such as experiencing living in different cultures and climates, broadening your world view, learning new languages and developing international mindedness – is the opportunity to work with the International Baccalaureate programme (IB). The… Read more »

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Posted , by John Regan

To paraphrase Miss Jean Brodie, it is a teacher’s duty to lead their students out of the darkness of ignorance. This implies that leadership is a major quality of a great teacher. If we are educating the leaders of the future, not only should we be role models as leaders, but we ought to develop our students’ leadership skills and attributes in our teaching.

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Posted , by Brenna McNeil

Time flies, doesn’t it? I first left Australia way back in March 2005 to take up a teaching position in Japan. Well, I use the term ‘teaching’ generously- my job was to make sure my class of ten Japanese three-year- olds sat still on their chairs while they sang English songs and recited nursery rhymes. Ugh…

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