October 22, 2015
…Just days ago we discovered an incredibly informative post on the ISR Forum. It begins like this:
“My little sister is graduating from teacher’s college next year and wants to get into international teaching. I wrote this up for her, but I thought some new members here might find it useful (and edited the language to make it less personal). Feel free to share any comments/disagreements/improvements that you think should be changed.”
We won’t take time to tout all the excellent insights you’ll glean from this extensive ISR Forum post. We will say, however, that if you’re an educator thinking about going International for the first time and don’t know where to turn for answers, here’s just what you’ve been looking for. Many thanks to the author for taking the time to share their knowledge.
…Go to ISR Forum post
(The ISR Forum is available to Site Members and Visitors alike)
November 29, 2010
Teaching teams are tops & going it alone is fine, but recruiting with a non-teaching spouse poses its own unique set of circumstances. Travel, shipping, medical insurance, housing & visa procurement issues top the list of concerns for any school recruiter considering a teacher with a trailing spouse.
Also to be considered is what will a non-teaching spouse do with their time? Will they be content to be on the sidelines of the school environment & collegiality? Can they seek employment within their profession? What happens if they feel like the odd-person-out in a foreign land & want to return home?
The ISR Trailing Spouse Blog offers candidates with a non-teaching spouse the opportunity to dialogue with each other, provide support, & brainstorm solutions/ideas for overcoming these potential obstacles to being hired.