Author: Kristian Still

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Pausing for breath

I have to admit, although there has been little time to write and reflect, I haven’t prioritised time to write and reflect either. Here is a quick update, as I pause for breath before heading backing the England. I returned to Southampton in mid July after a first term in Dubai. Between packing up and…
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13 Sep ’19 2

Supervision for coaches, mentors and why not teachers?

As part of the ILM Level 5 Coaching Award I had to provide a justification for reflective practice and supervision as part of the ongoing professional development requirements of coaches or mentors. Of course, as first and foremost a teacher, I gave consideration to supervision for teachers also, or the lack of requirement of any…
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30 Jul ’19 0

Days to departure – teaching overseas

I am re-writing this post following my first term, as I am preparing to head back out with my family. It is like a second departure. We are finding we have a number of family and goodbye commitments to fulfil. We have to manage the children, who are now on summer holiday. How are you…
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24 Jul ’19 0

-3 month until arrival

Following a handful of international conversations and emails, two trips to London and a flight overseas, I received a contract offer. It was the right offer for our family however, the time frame moved from a September start to April start. (As far as I am aware an April starts are not that common). In…
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22 Jul ’19 0

-8 months until arrival

Moving towards October/November the international teaching scene will moves up a gear. Your financial commitments are in hand (right), your frame of reference has been narrowed, personal statements and inform your referees. One it is polite and two it is good to know how others you trust, see you. Know your current contract inside and…
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22 Jul ’19 0

-9 months, securing an overseas teaching role

I would expect, this is the post you were anticipating or wanting to read? Ideally in some form of “how-to checklist” no doubt? I will do my best however referring back to earlier posts, first a brief outline about the “types of school,” the common “organisational structure/roles” and “recruitment cycles.” As far as my research…
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21 Jul ’19 0