As the end of summer looms before us, many newly or recently qualified teachers will be frantically applying to jobs domestically or waiting beside the phone for their interview results. Some teachers will be anxiously awaiting approval to appear on occasional or daily supply call lists, while others will be impatiently wondering when a long-term classroom teaching position will open up. It can be both frightening and frustrating to not have a job lined up for the upcoming academic year. So, what are the options?
1. Teachers can continue to wait and hope for a job to open up ; or
2. Teachers can think outside the box and discover a whole new world of possibilities.
International teaching is one of these options. Certain international schools are very happy to interview and hire teachers who are newly qualified or have less than 2 years of classroom experience for full-time teaching jobs in their certified subject area. These schools support newer teachers and encourage them to excel and become part of the community. And not only are teachers given the opportunity to teach, but they are also flown over by the school and are provided with accommodations and health care as part of their compensation packages.
What's more: international teachers have the opportunity to experience life in a new country and immerse themselves in another culture. On weekends or holidays they can travel and learn more about the world around them. They will find excitement in the local culture and gain experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
While these options are enticing for recently qualified teachers who need a job for September, there are also opportunities for more experienced teachers looking to make a fresh start or hoping to gain a new experience.
Where will you be in September?
This month really provides good hope to get into new jobs.