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  2. Hello everyone, I’m part of a team trying to create a new non-profit platform to be used in schools to feed children who arrive at school hungry. Myself and my teammates would be grateful if we could post some surveys to this subreddit to get some valuable (anonymous) information from teachers. This will help us understand how teachers and Principals feel about hunger in school and give us more valuable data to tailor a solution. If you would like to have your input, please complete the survey below. Teachers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J6WYW65 Principals: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JZ856YB Kind regards, Jordan
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    Hi Michael! What exactly do you mean, degrees or things like CELTA? I hold a BEd, an MA in linguistics and I'm certified to teach in Poland, which is where I studied. Apart from that, I'll get an MA TESOL this summer as well. Oh and thanks, I'll check out Dave's ESL Cafe as well.
  5. Many international schools require certifications. Do you have any? One good place is look for jobs is: Dave's ESL Cafe.
  6. Hi and thanks for letting me in! My name's Anton (or shorter, Tony) and I joined this community to get some advice on how to land jobs, as that's not going too well for me at the moment. About myself: I grew up in Germany, was brought up bilingually (German/English) and after some time at the Ruhr Uni Bochum, I emigrated to Poland, where I got my B.A. (education) and my M.A. (linguistics) at the University of Warsaw. I taught at a private language school in Warsaw and did some other language related jobs, before I emigrated to Russia, to teach at the biggest private language school in the beautiful city of Ulyanovsk. After a short period teaching as a grade 3 teacher at an elementary school in Germany, I moved to Kazakhstan to teach German at an elite public high school. I'm also getting a second M.A. in English philology in July. Now that my school has decided to let all foreign language teachers go this summer, I'm looking for a job again. I hope to get some advice and inspiration here in this forum.
  7. Welcome, where are you looking to go?
  8. Teacher of 20+ years looking to head back out on the international circuit.
  9. Use this template to create a cool Hyperdoc Game Board for any unit of study. Make a copy for yourself and you can replace the images to go with your theme. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11oQUPwpVLZJtqZowSi8zF-Rda1NdPa9e_vKVdAgbH30/edit?usp=sharing
  10. Wielding the Power of Poems - share yourself and teach with love is a Padlet created by Shanna Schwartz. Shanna is an amazing educator and one of the members of the Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Workshop community. During these trying times, many teachers are turning to teaching poetry units. Shanna gives teachers some amazing resources. https://padlet.com/shanna21/wieldingpoetry
  11. Please find a good digital reading log attached. During these trying times, it is important to keep our students reading vast quantities of books. This reading log lets them keep track of the books they are reading. Make a copy of it, if you use Google Classroom, share it with them by making an individual copy for each student and then let them fill it the top goal number and then start logging. It is that easy. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yDthT6UgMMikfmTc0rU4Y9WbgXj9KQd8LUU9g43MWGA/edit?usp=sharing
  12. A HyperDoc is a digital document—such as a Google Doc—where all components of a learning cycle have been pulled together into one central hub. https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/hyperdocs/ The Cult of Pedagogy gives a great overview of Hyperdocs and how to use them in your classroom. I love the book The HyperDoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps https://www.amazon.com/HyperDoc-Handbook-Digital-Lesson-Design/dp/1733646892 Here is the best Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HyperDocs/
  13. This is a great Hyperdoc created by Kendra Tyler. The Learning Outcomes for students are to: 1. Understand Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird through the citing of textual evidence and drawing inferences. 2. Understand and determine how time, era, and author’s background impacts authors and readers. 3. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. 4. Understand Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird through the citing of textual evidence and drawing inferences. 5. Understand and determine how time, era, and author’s background impacts authors and readers. 6. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ry4AH9crOb3okTY4hVMbdTVaURzQV6RVttobR1yqEbI/edit?usp=sharing
  14. The Giver is one of my favorite books and I have taught with students from Grade 5 to Grade 10. Everyone loves the book. Kevin has created a great Hyperdoc that asks the Essential Questions: What does it mean to be “perfect”? Does your identity come from your outward appearance or your inward person? What would life be like without free will? How important really is the freedom to choose? https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xRVWEb517ec6K-ql2y3dMqC1Zb-HtaW0cjgBOfAacI0/edit?usp=sharing
  15. Hej Michael, I've also been looking into a Celta, it looks potentially useful ( more so than a TEFL!?) SOmebody else suggested it was challenging too, especially if completed full time but it does seem like a realistic, fast track option of sorts. It might limit me to adult education though for the time being but it would be a useful addition to my CV. Looks like there i only one school here in Sweden providing the course, Umeå up in the north of the country.I find myself in Uppsala('Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' territory). It's a city in it's own right about 40 minutes north of Stockholm.) There are apparently 4 schools providing the course in London where i previously lived and have ties to. Online courses are a possibility but attendance for class planning and assessment are required and international travel is obviously complicated right now. I will look int the other links you've sent too. Thanks for your support, much appreciated. Mark
  16. A few other options: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/education/study/pgcei/index.aspx https://teach-now.edu/ https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/education/pgce-international-dl/
  17. Skype just launched a Meet Now feature. With Meet Now, hosts can create and share a free meeting with a few clicks. Meet Now doesn't require users to sign up or download the Skype application. This means that users can start a Skype call right from the website, much like its competitors. I tested this yesterday with a group and it worked beautifully. https://www.skype.com/en/free-conference-call/ Still a few things to consider before a big move: https://hothardware.com/news/microsoft-skype-meet-now-houseparty-zoom-video-chat
  18. Thanks for the review. Porto Alegre is one of my favorite cities in Brazil. I have spent many holidays there and love the city and the people. It has an old world charm to it. Where are you headed in the fall?
  19. One of the best practices in education is Project Based Learning (PBL). Having taught in classrooms where this is done, it is nothing short of incredible. I have tried with Buck Institute trainers and they were some of the most worthwhile training I have been to. During CoVid, they are offering some great classes for free. Check them out below. https://www.pblworks.org/free-webinars-pbl-online
  20. For adult teaching for ESL, I did the CELTA and it was great. It was a full month and challenging. But, well worth it. https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/teaching-english/teaching-qualifications/
  21. Thanks Michael, def a good place to start. Think the demand fir adult learning (and teaching in general) is high in Sweden. Im currently on their national SFI curriculum here to Kean swedish. Think I have to complete levels A-D as a minimum and potentially higher before university etc to work in schools which is why im looking at all options. Will be enquiring with teachers at the college too. Looking into all sources of knowledge and opportunity.
  22. Google has put together this great place to learn how to teach from home. https://teachfromhome.google/intl/en/
  23. Please don't forget: Posts in this area will not be live until they are vetted by an administrator. Once you make a post, an admin will contact you for proof of working at the school. We want to ensure that all reviews are real and accurate and proof of working at the school is required. You will get a PM from us or an email. Any kind of proof that you are working at the school is acceptable and will be deleted immediately after verification.
  24. The curriculum is organized, and follows the IB and the AERO. The school is small and you can easily get to know all staff members. The city is amazing and one of the hidden gems of Brazil. The salary is decent and it affords you the chance to live a decent life and to take trips around South America. We are near to Argentina and teachers travel there often. Of course, Rio and Sao Paulo are easy to get to but more expensive than the south of Brazil. The students at the school are great but often entitled. The school is growing and we have enough supplies to do what we want. Technology is lacking and principals are often unwilling to hear concerns from teachers. It is a great place to work and to have a family. We feel safe (not true in all cities in Brazil) an we feel supported by our fellow teachers. The apartment we have is decent but old.The school always pays on time and is a decent place to start a career in international education. It is not a place to save vast sums of money for the future. Jeffrey Michael Jurkovac is the head and has been decent to us. We have not regretted our years at this school one bit. It was great while it lasted. https://panamerican.com.br/en/
  25. I saw this site on Facebook. I am currently with my husband in Brazil and we are moving to Asia in July. Looking forward to seeing what the world is like teaching in Asia.
  26. This is one way to get US Certification that is easy to transfer into many countries. You will need to check in Sweden what they need.The requirements will be different for private international schools and Swedish schools (which will be hard to impossible). For ESL, CELTA certification is good for teaching adults but not sure how high the demand is in Sweden.
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