Posts Categorized: International Education

Date Posted: November 29, 2016

  By Naomi Webb If there’s one complaint you’ll hear from school children time and time again, it’s the classic ‘but when will we ever use what we’re learning in the real world?’.   That’s what teachers are up against when they’re trying to persuade pupils to concentrate in lessons. Science teachers go to the… Read more »

Date Posted: July 29, 2016

  Special thanks to our partner schools in the MENA region for their input in constructing this list. When teaching overseas it is imperative that we prepare culturally and become aware of the taboos that exist in different parts of the world. What may seem like a natural, open and acceptable discussion in one part… Read more »

Date Posted: July 04, 2016

  We have been hearing a lot about STEM lately. What is STEM? and What’s the fuss about this program? STEM is not really classified as a program but more of a curriculum. STEM follows a similar structure to that of the IB curriculum in that it follows an interdisciplinary and applied approach to education… Read more »

Date Posted: June 29, 2016

    Many teachers approach asking us what the best certification for teaching ESL is; with so many acronyms and choices, it can get quite confusing. Here we decipher all the terms and get to the bottom of what the variation is between all the certificates. TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) This acronym… Read more »

Date Posted: June 15, 2016

    Does it bother you when your school leader never taught but gives you advice on how to become a better teacher? We once received a phone call from a teacher who was quite upset. She had obtained employment through another agency and had been in her job for only 2 months when she… Read more »

Date Posted: June 15, 2016

    Think of the time you left school. Did you feel prepared to face the world? Did you know how to write a CV? Open a bank account? Rent an apartment or apply for a credit card?  There is a high chance you had to figure this information out on your own through trial… Read more »

Date Posted: June 06, 2016

  As the world becomes increasingly competitive people are working very hard to stand out from the crowd. Having a bachelor degree has now become the equivalent of having a high school diploma 15 years ago.  When you state you have a Bachelors degree, people want to know what else you have. The rise of… Read more »

Date Posted: June 06, 2016

  YES! You can! Up until recently, it was extremely competitive to obtain a position as an ESL teacher in the UAE. However, some programs have recently opened for ESL teachers to teach English in the UAE. However, all English teachers must be • Native speakers • Hold a degree from a Western country and… Read more »

Date Posted: June 01, 2016

  They say that health is important, probably the most important component in our lives. Without health we practically have nothing. So why is it that children in the Western world are given physical education classes only once per week while Math and Language lessons are given nearly daily? Will math or language save your… Read more »

Date Posted: February 01, 2016

    Many teachers and parents hear of Montessori education and know that it is private and costly but do not have a clear picture of how Montessori Education works. The Montessori education system was founded by Maria Montessori in Italy when she opened her first Montessori school in 1907. At the time, her ideas… Read more »