Music teachers are special people. Chris Koelma, founder of Music Teachers in International Schools, joins us from The Netherlands. To talk about music teachers and the resources his website has to offer newbies and veterans alike. Found out more about his passion projects and his opinion on teacher recorder to students.
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Sue is an international expat from Canada. She has traveled the world with her husband and two daughters (TCKs), living and teaching in Singapore, Middle East, Egypt, and Canada. She has a lot of stories to share.
Sue and the boys mention Across Oceans, the podcast created and hosted by Sue's youngest daughter, Julia. Take a listen to it to hear about life as a Third Culture Kid.
Join Kent and Greg in this outstanding interview with David and Audrey from Educators Going Global. Educators Going Global has not been published yet. We are all waiting for sometime in December of 2022, for the website and podcast to be born. This is an exciting interview on many levels. David and Audrey share stories about International in the '90s in the days before internet. Is that possible? If you would like to connect with David or Audrey their email is email@example.com.
Jacqueline P Mallais M.Ed., M.A., originally from Ottawa, joins us from beautiful Guadalajara, Mexico. Greg learns he needs a cover letter and Kent learns we aren't as special as we think we are. Jacqueline offers an excellent resource for those of us that aren't quite sure what is needed on a CV (resume') or cover letter for International Teaching Recruitment. To quote Jacqeline: "I've applied for lots of jobs I haven't gotten interviews for, but there's very few jobs I've interviewed for that I haven't gotten."
Hire JPMint Consulting before you start recruiting. Navigate to https://www.jpmintconsulting.com.
Francesca Spencer joins ITP from London, where she is in between international teaching jobs and writing. She teaches to support her writing habit! Greg and Francesca share stories and talk about her four books. Navigate to her website FrancescaSpencerAuthor.com for a free copy of her book: Vietnam's Most Wanted. Read about how she escaped a Covid lock down in Vietnam!
The three of us discuss how we, as seasoned teachers in an international school, help new staff navigate their first few weeks. Being the new teacher at an international school overseas is not easy. It's not necessarily the teaching. It's everything else that you have to get through in a foreign country.
It's also the beginning of recruiting season. If you are planning on recruiting for the 23-24 school year, now is the time to start looking. Get some great tips from this discussion. Start with some online research. Sign up for some key recruiting tools. Choose an International Teacher Job Fair like Search Associates, AASSA, UNI, or ISS.
If nothing else, the social antics of this episode will entertain you!
The International Teacher Podcast is simply three teachers that have been teaching and living overseas. We love to share advice and stories about the best kept secret in education: Overseas Teaching.
Matt is back to celebrate the first day of school. Hear stories about this year's first day and go back into history as all three of us share memories of the First Day of Teaching, Ever. Matt was a bit rusty calling attention to our social media. You can find us:
Facebook.........nahhh. Maybe at some point.
Welcome to a long overdue podcast! Elliot is an international teacher in Hong Kong who originally recorded this with Greg back in March 2022. When he isn't skateboarding in the vast urban areas of the city, Eliot is maintaining a useful, research-based website for all of us. Nomadicteachers.com is a free database that allows you to match your interests with schools all over the globe. Elliot wanted to match his love of Mandarin, with skateboarding and teaching. Shazam! Now you can go to his site and find a school to match your passions. Listen in as Greg and Elliot discuss the website tool, traveling through Indonesia, coffee in Vietnam, and a few new "cop stories". Enjoy this episode!
Navigate to www.nomadicteachers.com while you listen to the episode.
Lindsay is a seasoned International Teacher that shares her thoughts with us as she prepares to leave Budapest after 8 years and heads for a new position in Bangkok.
If you haven't bought Greg's new book yet, buy it and read it now to prepare for a job fair.
You can follow her first year of her Bangkok experience with her 365 project. (One photo a day on Flickr)
We also talk about Lindsay's Blog, called ThePresentPerfect and a language learning website called iTalki.com
You can find her on Twitter @MsMTeachesELLs.
ITP goes back to school and back online. Greg shares a little about his scuba trip to Indonesia. Kent explains what a state of Washington old people farm is. Join us as we dust off the podcast mics and laugh at our own stories. Matt the family guy will soon be back.
Join Rose and Greg in a conversation centered around Rose's first year teaching, first year international and first year of real hardship. What to do if you land in a school that just isn't the right fit for you? Do you leave? Stay? Find out the great news about Rose's situation as her story unfolds and she looks forward to next school year.
Greg mentions several books in this episode. Click on the linked titles to find them on Amazon.
Little Girls Can Be Mean. ( bullying in the early years)
Queen Bees and Wannabees. (Girls & bullying in Middle and High School)
Masterminds and Wingmen. (Boys & bullying in Middle and High School)
First Days of School. (The Favorite book for First Year Teachers for a very long time.)
Finding the Right Fit. (Recruiting Fairs & stories from around the world.)
In this Episode, Greg interviews the Creator of International School Community (ISC). ISC is a vital online tool for anyone in education that is looking to teach overseas. Greg goes behind the scenes to learn more about the this bountiful, data-driven, international school website and why you should trust the vast amount of information it provides. Navigate to https://www.internationalschoolcommunity.com to create a free account. If you become an ambassador and add information about your current school or life in your country, you can access the member tools at no cost.
Roberto Santos is the Head of School at International School Eastern Seaboard, located near Pataya, Thailand. In this special episode, Greg and Mr. Santos have an in-depth discussion about what (in our opinions) many international superintendents are looking for in international educator candidates.
If you haven't purchased a copy of "Finding the Right Fit: Your Professional Guide for International Educator Recruiting Fairs and Amazing Stories of a Teacher Living Overseas", you are missing out on a lot of information.
As a listener, get your free eBook copy. I'd love it if you wrote an honest review on Amazon. Limited to the first 100 listeners downloads.
Matt and Greg discuss traveling through customs and the art of pre-planning a trip. What happened at the DeGaul Airport? And Greg's long story about border crossings on his trip around the North Eastern countries of South America (Venezuela to Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and Suriname).
Join Greg and Chantal as we talk about health care overseas. Getting treated at a first class Hospital in India within a day or two, no waiting list. Taking a Zero off of any USA bill for medical in India. Chantal also addresses the challenges she and her husband had in Ecuador with Safety, and a an incident in India almost worthy of an episode of Law and Order.
Chantal mentions recruiting with SearchAssociates and TIEonline. Both are great opportunities for finding international teaching positions.
For our 1 year anniversary, join all three cohosts to laugh. We look back and look ahead. Instead of Cop stories, we share Snow Skiing in the Middle East or Scotland stories. Kent and Matt remind you, our listeners, to join Greg's mom by buying Greg's book "Finding the Right Fit".
Thank you to all of our listeners. Welcome all current international teachers or admin! We would love to have you on our show as a guest.
Listen to Greg talk to Tony Deprato about the Pancake on a Stick Recruiting newsletter. It comes out weekly and pushes International Teaching Openings directly to your mailbox. Tony talks about China and Dubai, a little bit of Korea, and why his newsletter is called Pancake on a Stick.
Sign up for the best newsletter in international education. Pancake on a stick.
Jenn is a TCK (Third Culture Kid) that later, ended up overseas to AbuDhabi, Oman, and now in Luxembourg. We talk about recruiting, MakerSpaces, and discuss some of the differences in international schools. Join us for this exciting episode.
Andy joins us from Japan and shares stories of teaching and living in Japan as an LGBTQ teacher. At the ripe age of 26, Andy is in his second year of international teaching, but they started by teaching English in the JET program. The day before they and their Japanese partner had to move apartments, Andy took the time to join ITP and let other LGBTQ teachers know there is support out there for teachers like them!
Listeners can connect with Andy on Instagram @nd.mllr and check out the special Diversity Collective Website for LGBTQ by navigating to http://thediversityfair.org as mentioned in this episode.
One correction on the link for TIE (The International Educator). Navigate to https://www.tieonline.com
Kristin Montgomery shares her vast experience to explain the different kinds of schools she has worked in. Kristin has been in Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and even Wisconsin as a teacher. Join our conversation and hear her cop story involving Berliner handcuffs. Kristin maintains a website helpful to international teachers called Growing Global Citizens.
Matt, Greg, and Kent share their stories about the winter holidays. Each experienced a different kind of vacation. Single guy on a dive trip. A married couple heads home to the USA. A family staycation, digging for fossils and attending MIDDLE BEAST. Listen to what some international teachers do for fun on holidays.
Every International School has a different onboarding - arrival - process. Kent and Greg discuss their experiences and some possible situations of onboarding with different schools. What happens when you initially land in a new country for an international school position? Get a glimpse of some examples to stir up some questions you might ask during an interview for an international school.