How to Teach Abroad: Applying and Interviewing

How to Teach Abroad Start the Process Early Now that you’ve decided to teach internationally, you might be wondering how do I teach abroad? Where do I start? It’s time to apply for positions and interview with new schools. The process for applying and interviewing happens much earlier than it would in the US. You’ll find that not only is the timeline moved up the process will be slightly different as well.  When I was applying to teach internationally the first time, I worked on my resume in September, and I asked my principal for a letter of recommendation in October.…

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Friday Five: Back to School After Winter Break

Going back to school after winter break can be ROUGH! We’ve all been there. Transitioning back into the new year can be tricky. The kids are still in vacation mode, and you might be too. Here are five tips to help reign it in and get back to business after a long break. Getting Back to School After winter Break One Catch Up With Each Other You just had a break! Take a minute to catch up and share all about your holidays. As an international teacher, students often travel to different countries and places over breaks. We usually get…

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Parent Communication Log with Google

Parent Communication Log- I NEED IT TO BE EASY Using Google Forms as a parent communication log is one of the greatest things I’ve ever done. It is so easy and super helpful!  A few years ago, I was about halfway through the year when I realized that I wasn’t keeping logging any of my parent communication! Eeek! It wasn’t that I wasn’t communicating with parents. I wasn’t making any record of it. I tried to jot down a sticky note and put it in a file, but it wasn’t working. It wasn’t easy enough for me, and all those…

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New Years Resolutions for Teachers

Happy New Year! Well, teacher friend, we made it to January! It’s time to look forward and set some new years resolutions for teachers! My teacher life in 2019 with such joy and a renewed passion for teaching. I am approaching the second half of the school year, feeling so refreshed as an educator. My teacher resolutions will look so different from ones  I’ve set in the past.  There have been years though where I haven’t hit January feeling the way I do now. We all go through different seasons of teaching. A lot is coming up for us in…

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The Best Gifts for Teachers

What Are The Best Teacher Gifts? It’s that time of year, and gift buying is in full swing. What are the best gifts for teachers?  I have zero expectations of receiving gifts. It is always nice to receive a gift from a student, but it is by no means necessary. Trust me when I say that teachers are not in teaching for gifts. The most memorable and best gifts I’ve received have been so small but so meaningful. I’m not a parent, but I can imagine in some communities gift-giving is a huge stressor. I have spent hours scouring Etsy…

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