I enjoyed reading this so much.
This is a GREAT BOOK with an abundance of vital life and career advice, given in a way that is straight to the point with no fillers or redundancy.
It truly is a LIFE CHANGING book for people considering an international teaching career, just getting started or someone who is already teaching internationally but needs a spark, more information or some sort of change too their routine overseas situation.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book because it is exceptionally written, easy to follow, contains a plethora of useful data, and considers many different scenarios facing international educators
Having spent the past 30+ years working and recruiting in international schools around the world, I am acutely aware of what a challenge it is finding a school that provides a stimulating and professional environment in a country where the benefits and challenges are known in advance.
This is where this new book comes in. WELL RESEARCHED and ROBUST, it provides an overview of the exciting world on international education and sound advice for the newbie and the experienced. Stephen and Denry have not only drawn upon their own research and experience but also completed a 'sense check' through their extensive and experienced contacts in the world of international schools.
I will be RECOMMENDING this to those applying internationally - it will save me a lot of conversations with those taking or having taken a wrong career turn every year!
I am transitioning from EAL Teacher to international school English Teacher and needed a guide to lead me in the right direction.
THIS ONE...THIS IS IT.
Dr. Machin and Dr. Whitehead both poured detailed, necessary information for the entry-level educator to get a running start in their quest for upping their chances at successful employability. The uncertainties that drive our decision making are put at ease as this guide delivers a blueprint on the 5 W's and 1 H of what you should do to acquire a position in the education sector.
I will continually reference it over the next two years as I become a licensed Teacher and fulfill qualifications to enhance employability.
An EXCELLENT read.
For anyone thinking or planning to work in an international school this is a MUST HAVE book.
It contains lots of anecdotes from teachers about their experiences of teaching overseas. There are hints, tips, do's and don'ts and a range of topics from coping with culture shock, legalities, developing your career and much more.
The writing style makes it an ENJOYABLE read.