Monthly Archives: January 2018

Which Tier Next Year?

Professional networks are buzzing at this time of year. It is prime recruiting season, after all. Educators worldwide are reaching out to one another via social media, seeking information and insight into schools, open positions, and hiring strategies. One question … Continue reading

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Biking Stuff: Rest Days in Saigon

Follow our bicycle journey around the world at or on Facebook. Our route only took us through a small section of Vietnam. We cycled from the Xa Mat border with Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh to catch a flight home for Christmas … Continue reading

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An Economist’s Take: Budgeting and Adventure

Follow our bicycle journey around the world at or on Facebook. This post is not just for any would-be bike tourer. It considers an issue we could all think about. We have seen all sorts on this trip so … Continue reading

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What to Read in 2018

So yesterday I turned the beautiful age of 48, and with that came my yearly gift from my incredible wife…money for books! You see, we have this deal that I’ve written about before, whereby I get to order books each … Continue reading

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What is Pedalgogy?

Hello! We are Matthew and Niamh, two new bloggers for TIE. Working hard in international schools definitely has its rewards. We are spending our savings on a life-long dream of combining a bicycle ride around the world with an education … Continue reading

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Clean Slates

So we’re already two weeks into 2018 and I have to say, it’s really fun to be back with the kids. The holiday break was fantastic for sure, and like many of you I feel rested and ready to tackle the second … Continue reading

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Mobile Phone Shutdown

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato During the first few weeks before my new campus opened, many people wanted to know what the mobile phone policy would be for students, especially those students living on-campus. A decision … Continue reading

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5 Concrete Ways to Address #metoo and #timesup in International Schools

Follow Me on Twitter @msmeadowstweets Everybody’s talking about it. #metoo and #timesup are trending hashtags and campaigns that represent an age-old issue: sexual harassment. This is a global phenomenon, and certainly – unfortunately– present in international schools. Whether you’re inspired by … Continue reading

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As the first days of 2018 arrive, any reflections on last year seem to contain an uncomfortable rawness because of the events continuously populating our devices – the immediacy, brutality and complexity of a world fueled by- “FakeNews?”, each one … Continue reading

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Just wondering about open reference letters.

With the new year upon us, and the recruiting season that is kicking off again after the December break, I feel the need to touch upon the topic of reference letters, which can be delicate. All of us have asked … Continue reading

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