Directors Who Badmouth Teachers

December 31, 2009

Badmouthing can take many forms and what is not said about you to a prospective school can be just as detrimental as a negative comment. Speaking in a flat, dull tone or making remarks that hint at a less than stellar performance can paint a negative picture of you. “I’d rather not comment” could be the most damaging obstacle to your chances of landing a new teaching position. You can do something to stop a badmouther.  Read Complete Article

International Teachers Are Not Educational Revolutionaries!

December 18, 2009

While our experiences have been overwhelmingly positive, one negative aspect regularly surfaced that pertains to a mistake foreign-hire teachers frequently make, and often times without even realizing they are making it.  In fact, your tenure may depend on how you approach this sensitive topic.  Read complete article

Rating The Recruiting Fairs 2009 /2010

December 9, 2009

If  you recently attended a recruiting fair, here’s an opportunity to share your experience with colleagues and to read how other teachers felt about the same event. We’ll be inviting the agencies that sponsor recruiting fairs to view this section of the ISR web site. So, in addition to….  Go to complete article

Can You Afford to Take This Job?

December 9, 2009

ISR has received reports of schools that require parents to pay tuition in euros while, teachers’ salaries are paid in sinking US Dollars.  Over the last year some teachers report loosing 50% of their salary due to the weakening dollar.  Their schools, however, prospered by charging tuition in Euros; a strong currency that continues to grow stronger. Read complete article