Thanks for what you do. It plays an important role in the balancing of things in the international education scene. Despite criticisms, the information that International School Review provides is of value to me, and that is why I renewed my membership before I made a decision at a job fair this year. I was looking for any real red flags that might deter me from signing with the school I have, and re-reading the reviews of that school today, I can see that most of the ratings on most of the reviews are right (although I would like to see a rating on the balance of teacher time vs. prep time added to your scorecard). Hence, the value in having more reviews…to weed out the erroneous reviews that are based on perhaps the personality or personal issues of a teacher, rather than the accurate balance of experiences had by most.
I thought that the reviews of the job fair I attended were also very accurate. I wish I had added thoughts now. But I concur with much of what has been said about the experience (and fortunately despite the challenges of that job fair, I did manage to get a job, one that I’m happy with so far). Extremely valuable information.
I will make more of an effort to read more thoroughly the reviews, I think, in preparation for any changes I might make in the future, although I foresee none for awhile.
Thank you very much, and once again: perhaps consider adding the balance of prep time to a teacher’s work time to the scorecard.”