We originally invited teachers to tell us what they thought could be done to alleviate the problem of schools filling advertised positions prior to recruiting fairs. Our query brought a wealth of comments on this topic and recruiting fairs in general. This lead us to change the title of this blog and open it to a general discussion on recruiting fairs. Have something to add?
I’m teaching in an emerging nation and earning ten times as much as my new-found, local-hire friend. From my perspective, this financial chasm makes our friendship awkward. I can afford to eat out, go to a movie, purchase new clothes and travel during breaks; my friend cannot. Should I treat when we go places? Is this embarrassing for my friend? What if we are with other foreign-hire teachers and as a group decide to go for drinks and dinner? I never know how to handle these situations. Read the rest of this entry »