Teaching as a Second or New Career (TSNC)
This week’s episode is quite unique – mostly because we have our first male guest of ever! Pirate! He has had 4 different careers and now he is a substitute becoming a full-time teacher, internationally. He is a huge advocate of international teaching, and cites things like: the savings potential, opportunity to work and travel, and the transient nature of this lifestyle.
We talk about Pirate’s past work experiences, views on issues in international education, and more.
Not every school you find internationally is going to be amazing, so do your research and ask around. Obviously maybe not obviously, look on their website, look up reviews, ask people who work there, see how long they stay, whatever else etc. If you don’t inquire, you might end up stuck at a bad place. Just FYI.
OTHER STUFF TO CLEAR UP
- IB stands for International Baccalaureate – it’s the curriculum framework / brand of schools that a lot of international schools work with
- The whole “If you’re not having the time of your life, then fuck you” mantra and message that is repeated from the guest – take it light heartedly, he really just means enjoy your life or fix it so that you do enjoy it!
THINGS I FORGOT
I was trying to say who a guest speaker from a speech on modern education looked like – I said Michael McDonald, but I meant Donald Sutherland. Just to clear that up.
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