Posts with category: Professional and personal development

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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Teacher Recruitment Fairs – Pros and Cons

This year, more teachers found international positions online than through the more traditional recruitment fairs which have dominated in the past. In this article Camilla Cook, an experienced international teacher, assesses the pros and cons of ‘fairs’ and asks whether recruitment fairs are still worth attending in this ‘online era’. So, the question you may… Read more »

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Teacher – Parent Communication Tips

We’ve connected with Zoe Anderson at Study Select to get her views and tips on teacher – parent communication from the teachers’ perspective. If you’re a teacher, you love your students. You might not always like them, but you honestly care about the kids who come into your classroom every day. Those students look up to you… Read more »

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Skype Interview Tips

With more businesses moving online and the world becoming smaller, Skype interviews are quickly becoming the norm when hunting for a job. This is indeed the case when applying for positions with Teacherhorizons. To maximise your chances of landing that dream job abroad read below our hints and tips on how to nail your Skype… Read more »

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Brunei – more than a tax free salary

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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Yawn! 5 signs you need a new teaching job

Get me out of here!

We’ve all been there – after the initial excitement, your job slowly starts to lose its sparkle. Maybe it stops challenging you, or doesn’t quite deliver the career development that you wanted. But the longer you stay somewhere, the more you tend to forget that there’s a whole world of opportunity out there. If you’re experiencing… Read more »

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