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5/8/2017:
Yantai Huasheng Int’l School China: Alleged cover-up of the deaths of two Korean students on field trip. News Article
4/29/2017:
South Korean government closes B.C. school: 14 teachers caught in ‘bureaucratic nightmare. News Article

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Featured Article 8/18/17

Must Do’s Before Departing

..You’re in transit, on your way to your new/next teaching post far across the globe from home.

..Is there an incessant voice in your head, commanding you to keep checking that you’ve arranged for everything nearly impossible to take care of from overseas?  ​Car &  House payment   Driver’s license renewal  International Driver’s license  Transcripts in sealed envelope for work Visa   

…NOW what? If you’re not much for to-do lists, you will be after your first overseas move. Go to Article / Blog

International Educators Keeping Each Other Informed
is what International Schools Review is All About

Complete Index to ISR Blogs & Articles

• Choosing the Right Fair
• One of These Schools Could Ruin Your Career
• Choosing a School Review Site You Can Trust
• Tier-Ranking International Schools
• “Grounded” Back Home
• Would You Hire Me?
• Survey Results: Recruiting Season Round-Up
• Recruiting Season Round-Up
• No Contract? No Deal!

• Recruiting Panic Attack
• How “Fair” are Recruiting Fairs for Expat Teachers?
• Adrift in the Doldrums & Seeking Advice
• DODs May be for You
A Guide for Teachers Who Want to Go International
How Pertinent Are Recruiting Fairs? / Survey
How Recruiting Fairs Fared in Our Survey
• When Recruiting Fairs Give You Lemons
What Should You Ask At an Interview?
• The Accidental International Educator
• Hits & Misses of Skype Recruiting Adventures
What to Believe?
• to Sign on as a Local Hire, or Not?
• Ten Sure Fire Ways to Blow an Interview
• Do ‘No Reviews’ Mean It’s Okay to Go?
• Choosing the Right Recruiting Fair
• Master List of Tier-1 Schools?
• Staffing Problem in Hot Spots
• What Makes a School International?
• The 3 Things YOU Absolutely Must Know Before Signing
• Recruiting Fair Timing for Best Results
• Can I still Find a Teaching Position?
• Re-Considering Your Possibilities
• Waiting to Hear Back From Schools
• Be Prepared for Tough Interview Questions
• Recruiting Fair Experiences 2014
• The Art of eMailing School Directors
• Do Buzz Words = Successful Recruiting?
• Skype Your Way to an International Teaching Position
• What Would You Do?
• What Would You Do? – Part 2
• What Would You Do? – Part 3
• “Do You Have Any Questions for US?” asked the Recruiter
• Advice for Landing Overseas Teaching Positions on ISR Forum
• Best & Worst of School Packages

• Recruiting Trends: 2013 & Beyond
• Job Scams Designed to Cheat Teachers
• Up-Front & Personal- a Diary from the Recruiting Fair Front
• The Coveted Letter of Recommendation
• Are International Recruiting Fairs the Place to Get a Job?
• Getting the Most from a Recruiting Fair
• Signed, Sealed & Legal? Is Your Contract Secure?
• Recruiting 101 for Newbies
• Can You Afford to Take This Job?
• Telling Your School Goodbye
• Here’s What Directors Want in a Teacher
• Everything You Want to Know About Recruiting
• Negative School Reviews Can Spell Don’t Go!
• Will Education Legislation Put an End to Teaching
in Indonesia?
Part 1Part 2
• International Teaching Without a Credential?
• What Do You Want in Your Letter of Reference
• End-of-Contract Surprises!
• Recruiting Fairs: A-Z
• My Strangest Interview
• Tips for Career Changers Entering International Teaching
• Can You Negotiate a Higher Salary?
• Recruiting Season Starts Now!
• Trailing Spouse Solutions
• Transparent Teachers / Opaque Schools The risky business of recruiting fairs
• Teachers with Foreign Accents Need not Apply
• 10 Questions to Ask a Director If You Suspect Something Isn’t Right
• Directors Who “Bad Mouth” Teachers
• Going Recruiting
• Hot TIPS for Finding an Overseas Teaching Position
• 20 Questions Candidates May Want to Ask
• The Continued Importance of Research Before Making a Commitment
• Predicting Upcoming Recruiting Fairs 2009 – 2010
• Country-Native Directors & Principals
• Is a Sense of Entitlement Hurting International Students? 

• Is Inclusion More Than Just a Buzz Word @ Your School?

• Wanted: Your Opinion of IS Classroom Mgmt/Discipline

• Big-Time Teacher Salute from Former International School Student

• If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now
• What’s in a School Name?
• How Long is Too Long at One School
• Personality Conflict with a Director?
• Top 10 List of Things I’ve Learned by Teaching Overseas
• 1 Thing You Would Change About Your School
• Read Making Lemonade at a Lemon of a School
• How Supportive of Special Needs Students is Your School?
• Can We Help the World by Teaching ‘Entitled’ Kids?
• Best Schools For Professional Development
• For-Profit vs Non-Profit Schools
• Really? A Web Site to Evaluate International Teachers?
Six-Word Memoir – International Teaching Distilled into 6 words
• Is Teaching Abroad Right for Me as a New Teacher?
• Would You Sacrifice Your Overseas Career?
• Teaching Lord Fauntleroy
• Do Meaningless Mission Statements = Poor Schools?
• Schools with High Savings Potential
• Laid-off Public School Teachers May Flood the Fairs
• Host National VS Foreign Hire: Is One Better for the Position of Administrator?
• Working in International Schools – a Good Career Move?
• How do International Educators See Their Careers
My Favorite International Teacher Blog
• Educating for an Unknown Future
• What Was Your Ah-Ha Moment?
• Does Size Matter? Small School vs. Big School
• How the Principal Affects Your Overseas Experience
• The Fear Factor – International Teaching in an Unsafe World
• Warning Signs that Tell You Not to Take the Job
• WhatEducators are Saying About the Fear Factor
• De-Stressing @ a New School
• From Public School Teacher to International Educator
• International Teaching – A Career or An Adventure?
• The Sticky Situation of Discipline
• What Makes an International School a Tier-1 School?
• How to Survive a Bad Administration
• I’m Ready to Run (from this school)
• Can You Afford to Teach Overseas? Survey Results
• Outstanding Moments in International Teaching
• Contract Satisfaction Survey Results
• A Perfect International School?
• International Teaching: A Word of Advice
• Guilty Until Proven Innocent  (Qatar Academy teacher Dorje Gurung recounts his time in a Qatari jail)
• Moving On is a Difficult Road by Dr. Barbara Spilchuk
• Protect Your Career! Recruiters fail to endorse Bill of Rights!!!
• Your Own Wheels Overseas
• Take Your Meds
• Dipping into Savings Hurts
• Shots or Not
• Celebrating Expat Independence
• Are You Hesitant to Leave Home
• Compromise: The Key to Success Overseas
• Would You Still Teach in Western Europe?

• Rate Alcohol Use @ Your School on Our Drink-o-meter 

• How Will the U.S. Elections Affect International Educators?
• Get Ready to Move Overseas

• How Will You Spend Thanksgiving?
• But…is it a healthy place to live?
• Going International with Health Issues
• Random Acts of Kindness
• Why I Went & Stayed Overseas
• De-Stressing @ a New School
• Is America Safe for International Educators?
• Are You Cut Out for This? 
• I’m Not Cut Out for THIS!
• What Condition Is Your Condition In?
• Are You a Teacher or a Traveler First?
• Schools in Dangerous Locales
• What Would it Take?
• Your Health & Well being Overseas by Overseas Counseling Service
• From Agony to Ecstasy
• Transportation in Your New Location
• Your School’s Housing Policy Could Reveal More than Meets the Eye
• Single Overseas & Looking
• How International Teaching Changes You
• Home for the Holidays
• Does Teaching Overseas Help or Hurt Your Career?
• When Safety Comes First
• What to do with Foreign Earned Income
• What’s the International Life Style Really Like?
Asia | Africa | Europe | The Americas Middle East
• To Yard Sale or Not
• Cultural Dissonance or The Fatal Faux Pas
• Being Sick of Home is Hard to Cure
• Peccadilloes & Other Innocent Transgressions
• Medical Tourism for International Educators
• Has the Boat Already Sailed?
• Nervous About Your First Time?
• Can I Really Live on This Salary
• Don’t Get Burnt with International Shipping
• Making Yourself at Home 
• What to Leave Behind? What to Take?
• Swim Suit Edition 2012 – Top Tropical Vacations by Teachers Overseas
• OoOPs!! The Departure & Arrival Misadventures of an International Teacher
• Just for FUN – The Best Food, Drink etc, You’ve Had Overseas
• Staying Clear of the US Tax Man
• You’re Under Arrest – Now What?
• Earning Your Doctorate From a Remote Location
• HookUps & BreakUps Taking Relationships Overseas
• The Key to Managing Your Finances From Overseas
• Happiness Revealed
• Should You Buy a Car Overseas? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, & the Crazies – Part 1
• Still on the Fence About International Teaching?
• How to Buy a Good Car Overseas? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, & the Crazies – Part 2
• After the Holidays I Don’t Want to go Back
• International Teachers are Not Educational Revolutionaries
• Cooks, Drivers and Nannys – Oh My!
• Alternative Lifestyles Overseas
• Returning or Moving On – Your Must-Do List
• Going International With Pets
• Changes in Latitude Changes in Attitude
• Our Family is Not So Happy About Us Leaving to Teach Overseas
ISR Named Best International School Review Site
Recruiting Fair Schedules
The Bill of Rights for International Educators
The Bill of Rights for International Educators