Teaching Overseas

When I think about teaching overseas it reminds me of the following quote:

A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the pupils. ~Ever Garrison

I made the decision to move overseas and teach nearly 20 years ago and I never looked back! I hope my list below is useful in explaining the different ways a teacher can grow both personally and professionally while teaching overseas.

  1. You can enjoy the benefits of seeing the world through enriching experiences in a diverse education setting
  2. You have the opportunity and chance to do something unique and adventurous that will change your life forever
  3. Through teaching abroad, you are able to meet and work with educators from different cultures and learn from one another both in the way of teaching and living!
  4. Gain first-hand experience by developing and influencing student lives for the better
  5. Foster your love of lifelong learning through collaborating with other international educators, sharing all the ups and the downs
  6. Become internationally minded while experiencing the local culture
  7. Work with a variety of different parent communities, although no matter where you’re from parent teacher interviews are a hectic mess let’s be honest!
  8. Become a tourist and open your mind to new experiences, meet new people by sharing ideas and create lifelong lasting friendships
  9. You can build relationships with your students by sharing with them the culture of your home country, especially in the UK where classrooms are so diverse
  10. It can end up being the best decision you ever make both for yourself and for your teaching
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