So this year we decided to leave Shanghai. Originally, when I was offered the job, we planned to be overseas for a year. We thought we would get a break from the UK and try to pay off some debts. Once we arrived, even through the shadows of my extreme homesickness, I could see what … Continue reading How to teach internationally… Moving within the international community.
As I said previously, our first international teaching job came about more by luck than by judgement. I was already looking on TES Jobs for positions in the UK and one evening, feeling particularly fed up, I clicked on the international section out of curiosity. Had things been better at home, I think it … Continue reading How to teach internationally… Finding a job and starting the paperwork.
In my Year 3 class, we are currently looking at 'Chocolate'. As part of this topic, we are investigating what the Spanish conquistadors learnt from the Aztecs. In literacy, we are going to be writing instructions and I wanted to link it to our topic. As a school, we are prioritising STEAM and so I thought … Continue reading Aztec Suspension Bridge STEAM Challenge
It is perhaps more than a little ironic that my last post on here was about getting things done. That was in June. Almost a year of silence… In January 2015, I found out I had a job in Shanghai and would, therefore, be moving my family of four out of our routine lives in … Continue reading How to teach internationally… Deciding to go.