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Becoming an International School Educator
Stories, Tips, and Insights from Teachers and Leaders

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ISBN 9780367678333
April 13, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

This resource elucidates and helps teachers navigate the international school recruitment world.

Designed for current or aspiring international school educators, this practical resource explores current issues that are relevant to the unique needs of teachers when they transition to the international school sector. Full of experience-based tips, insights, and stories from principals, curriculum coordinators, directors, school counselors, department heads, support specialists, advisors, and classroom teachers, this book explores the topics of, wanderlust, English language teaching, identity and belonging, curricular standards, inclusion, diversity, and equity.

Whether you are a student or novice teacher plotting career options, a new international school hire, or an experienced educator looking for a rewarding change, this valuable resource will help you prepare as you embark on what is often considered "the best kept secret" in education.

Table of Contents


Meet the Authors

Section One: The Portable Profession: The What and the Why of Teaching Overseas

Introduction to Section One

Chapter 1: When Are You Going to Settle Down
Kelly Scotti

Chapter 2: Getting into International Teaching as a Student
Mick Hill

Chapter 3: Trailing Spouse
Sally Edwards

Chapter 4: Professional Development Edventures
Jay Brownrigg

Chapter 5: Principals, Don't Wait for Retirement to Work Overseas
David Lovelin

Section Two: A Journey of Connectivism

Introduction to Section Two

Chapter 6: My Whirlwind ESL Teaching Experience in China
Elizabeth Onayemi

Chapter 7: Building Bridges in a Globally Diverse Setting
Sandra Chow

Chapter 8: Community in the International Classroom: The Power of Storytelling
Jamie Bacigalupo

Chapter 9: Belonging
Tsayli Lily Chang

Chapter 10: The Healing Power of an International Community
Elizabeth Heejin Cho

Chapter 11: Doing Change Well
Brenda Perkins

Section Three: Challenges and Adversity While Teaching Overseas

Introduction to Section Three

Chapter 12: The Many Faces of China
Ann Marie Luce

Chapter 13: Cultural Understanding in Bali
Beccy Fox

Chapter 14: Culture is Complex
Nicolas E. Pavlos

Chapter 15: No - I’m Not a World Language Teacher
David Han

Chapter 16: One of a Few
Alex Munro

Chapter 17: MacGyver Teaching, Connected Learning: Making Social Studies Learning Relevant, Uplifting and Compelling for International School Students
Laura Benson

Section Four: Meeting the Needs of International Students: Same Same But Different

Introduction to Section Four

Chapter 18: A Classroom Teacher’s Perspective on Special Education in International Schools
Philip Allen

Chapter 19: The Long Road to Inclusion
Lori Boll

Chapter 20: Cultivating Community and Continuity Through Learning Support
Erika Hardy

Chapter 21: The Importance of Educating the Community about the Role of a School Counselor
Cheryl-Ann Weekes

Chapter 22: International Counseling: A Perspective
Rebecca F. Stallworth

Chapter 23: International Educators Touch Lives and Shape the World
Monika Dewan

Appendix A: Common Vocabulary Used Within International Schools

Appendix B: International Recruiting Agencies

Author biographies

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Dana Specker Watts, Ph.D. is the Director of Learning, Research and Outreach for International Schools Services.

Jayson W. Richardson, Ph.D. is Professor and Department Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study in Technology Leadership (CASTLE).