5 best practices for background checks: What international schools need to know

5 best practices for background checks: What international schools need to know

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Hiring teachers internationally brings a whole set of challenges to your school’s candidate vetting process. Most school heads know from past experience that when it comes to background checks, there just isn't one prescribed strategy that works for every case and every country. With that in mind, we’ve outlined five key guidelines here you can follow when conducting your background checks, to...
Hiring international teachers with dependents

Hiring international teachers with dependents

Matty  - Teach Away Inc. Posted on · in Recruitment Resources by
Every organization wants experienced, reliable teachers, preferably with practical knowledge of related curriculum. However, experienced teachers are more likely to have spouses and children, and not every organization can provide the support needed in order to recruit teachers from overseas along with their families. When designing your international teacher recruitment strategy, this is one of...
5 last minute hiring tips for international schools

5 last minute hiring tips for international schools

Brett Montrose - Teach Away Inc. Posted on · in Recruitment Resources by
Having a last minute position to fill due to unforeseen circumstances, or just a lack of suitable candidates, is common. Here are some things to remember if you find yourself hiring in a hurry. Stick to your criteria. Even in tight circumstances when you are in desperate need of a teacher, it is crucial to keep to your key requirements to ensure you have a qualified professional who is the right...
Why international schools need to move to a new digital recruitment model

Why international schools need to move to a new digital recruitment model

Brett Montrose - Teach Away Inc. Posted on · in Recruitment Resources by
International education is no stranger to rapid growth, but what’s coming is unlike anything the industry has experienced. By 2024, the number of international schools around the world will have grown to a titanic total of 12,000 schools , nearly doubling 2014’s total. These schools will service an estimated 6.9 million students, compared with the 3.5 million students in international schools two...
Qualities teachers appreciate in a principal

Qualities teachers appreciate in a principal

Matty Kryemadhi - Teach Away Inc. Posted on · in Recruitment Resources by
We know that almost everyone sets out to be the best professional they can be - and most principals were, at one time, a teacher themselves. That being said, we understand that most principals have some ideas around what qualities make an ideal principal and school administration team. But as a world-leading teacher recruitment agency, we are well-positioned to ask teachers what qualities they...
Esol Education - A Teach Away success story

Esol Education - A Teach Away success story

Matty Kryemadhi - Teach Away Inc. Posted on · in Recruitment Resources by
Esol Education Group selected Teach Away as a recruitment partner in 2014 to fill a minimum of 20 teaching vacancies in their private schools located in Egypt and the UAE. Using pre-screen interviews and a document and qualifications review process, Teach Away sourced highly qualified candidates throughout the US with a diverse mix of skillsets and experience, and arranged over 100 interviews...
Building a stronger international school community

Building a stronger international school community

Matty Kryemadhi - Teach Away Inc. Posted on · in Recruitment Resources by
As we discussed in last week’s blog on assessing your school’s sense of community by surveying your teachers and students for their opinions, principals and school administrators should be prepared to receive some negative feedback. Perhaps it’s a symptom of soliciting opinions, but it’s hard to poll a group without receiving some mixed feedback. That being said, don’t be discouraged. You can use...
Assessing your international school’s sense of community

Assessing your international school’s sense of community

Matty Kryemadhi - Teach Away Inc. Posted on · in Recruitment Resources by
Building a strong school community for your students and teachers is so important. It helps create a place where your teachers want to come to work every day and your students feel that they can have a safe space that encourages their learning. Feeling safe is a basic human need - safe to learn, safe to connect, and safe to be ourselves. This means, when we find these spaces in our lives, we feel...
How to deal with culture clashes in the international classroom

How to deal with culture clashes in the international classroom

Matty Kryemadhi - Teach Away Inc. Posted on · in Recruitment Resources by
When hiring teachers to teach in an international school, they are coming in to a classroom where many cultures might be coming together. For many of your teachers, this may be their first experience in such a culturally diverse classroom. And an international classroom can pose a unique set of challenges, including culture gaps or clashes. Sometimes, these differences can even make more...
Parent-teacher communication: How to encourage engagement at your school

Parent-teacher communication: How to encourage engagement at your school

Matty Kryemadhi - Teach Away Inc. Posted on · in Recruitment Resources by
A well-established parent-teacher relationship can benefit students greatly, but the development of a relationship depends on several things, namely the teacher’s outreach, a parent’s interest, and the school’s overall culture of communication. The type of things that a teacher communicates to a parent matters as well. If teachers share their students’ successes with the parents, it can provide...
10 ways to hire better teachers for your international school

10 ways to hire better teachers for your international school

Matty Kryemadhi - Teach Away Inc. Posted on · in Recruitment Resources by
Is your school really attracting the best teachers the world has to offer? If you’ve just been through your latest pile of applications and few resumes genuinely excited you, then probably not. As the world's leading international teacher recruitment agency, we're sharing our top tips on raising better awareness of your vacancies and sparking interest from higher calibre candidates. Select, don’t...
How to attract great STEM teachers

How to attract great STEM teachers

Matty Kryemadhi - Teach Away Inc. Posted on · in Recruitment Resources by
Now more than ever, new job openings are requiring candidates to have basic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy. In fact, a new report suggests that 60% of jobs now require these skills. This means that in order to best prepare children for their careers in the future, teachers should continue to emphasize the importance of STEM subjects in their lesson plans. But as...