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The Aztec
Asia and the US
International Schools teacher placement
Interests: connecting teachers and international schools
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From the folks at Time Magazine, here is a short piece on motivation and hiring. “Maybe it’s just implicitly assumed if someone’s applying for a job, they’re interested in it — but that doesn’t seem to be the case.” Read more: Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at The Aztec
In March, author Susan Cain spoke at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Conference in Long Beach about her book called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. It's a brilliant book and frames the introvert-extrovert picture in a new light. If you have ever... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2012 at The Aztec
How often do you have to replace your staff of teachers? What is the average length of service at your school? This is always an interesting question for teachers interviewing at schools, and at first glance there should be a correlation between the average length of stay and job satisfaction.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at The Aztec
Be late for your interview. Talk about yourself. Talk about what you want. Ask no questions, or ask only selfish questions. Keep talking even when you don't know what they want to know. Be vague. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2012 at The Aztec
Stamford American International School in Singapore is opening this August. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2012 at The Aztec
The interesting issue of quotas and international schools in Malaysia. "We have to compete with neighbouring countries in the educational field." Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at The Aztec
If you have never been to Seth Godin's blog, you should take a look at it. He is not an educator but teachers and administrators would find a lot of his posts informative nonetheless. We ran across one the other day that was well worth it for anybody in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at The Aztec
One of the first things media advisors tell political candidates is "Don't answer the question!" True, but what they really mean is don't fall into the trap of answering a loaded question. The classic is "Have you stopped beating your donkey?" or the more modern "Have you stopped beating your... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at The Aztec
Is your job merely bad or truly miserable? If you haven't read The Three Signs of a Miserable Job by Patrick Lencioni you should. It's not just for people who manage others, although those are the ones who would benefit most from it. There is a difference between bad and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2012 at The Aztec
"Create an organization that prizes the development of ability and watch the leaders emerge." -Carol Dweck Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at The Aztec
Honesty is the best policy. A cliche but it's true. You'd rather take your chances with a less-than-perfect resume and showing a passion for the details in the interview than gamble with a clearly, uh, embellished record. It's never worth it. Trust us! Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at The Aztec
From The International Educator Online, a nice article on what exactly an international school is. With so many schools opening in the past ten years, the lines between international, local, independent, and just alternative are becoming blurred. Not necessarily a bad trend, but one that you need to keep track... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at The Aztec
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Ever wonder why parents stress out over early education? Here is a thoughtful piece by Soni Sangha in the NYT about starting a co-op preschool in New York. Interesting read. Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2011 at The Aztec
Interesting read on the trend toward privately-owned international schools from the people at TIE Online. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at The Aztec Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at The Aztec
For some, it is a certian amount of money. For others, it is location. Or tuition for accompanying children. Or dress code. Or whatever. But we all have our dealbreakers. Those things that we can't live with, or choose not to live with. Having at least one dealbreaker is a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at The Aztec
Interesting piece on the New York Times about technology and Waldorf schools, which are making a splash now in the US. There is a link to a longer article in the blog which is also interesting. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at The Aztec
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