Wednesday, January 31, 2007's February Newsletter

Yesterday I mentioned that I write a newsletter each month for my website, I sat down last night and wrote it. I know it's going to be a bit late going out, but I did write it in January - for February.

This month I decided to concentrate on what conditions teachers should be looking for in their international teaching contracts. There is a lot of diversity in conditions being offered, and you teachers shouldn't just be looking at the financial benefits. Teachers should also be looking at medical cover, pensions and tuition for their children.

Please sign up for my newsletter and I'll happily send you a copy of the February Newsletter.

Additionally, this month I wrote an article about how to judge the value of a teaching salary being offered by an international school. It's got as much to do with the cost of living in the destination country as it has with the dollar amount being offered. You can access the article at EzineArticles.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Inaugral Blog - Mission Statement

This is my inaugral blog. I've decided to introduce my manifesto, or at least let you know what my mission is...

I teach overseas, in Thailand to be more precise. I have been working in the education sector for 10 years and have spent most of them teaching abroad. I love my job!

My mission is to help other teachers kick-start their international teaching careers.

I started working on this mission in November last year when I finished writing a book on the subject. I also write a newsletter each month with a selection of helpful tips on teaching in international schools and living abroad.

Currently I'm working on creating an audio product which will be a compilation of interviews from a broad selection of my teaching colleagues. So that educators who are thinking about moving abroad and supporting themselves with a teaching position can get the 'inside scoop'.

My plan for this blog is to bring my experience and thoughts to the masses - that's teachers who are interested! And hopefully help some people along the way.

Til next time...