All about Teaching Abroad: Lessons from a TESL Grad's Professional Journey
Guest: International Teacher, Instructional Coach and Head of Department Samanta
Curious about teaching internationally but have no clue where to begin? TESL graduate Samanta joins us to discuss her professional journey teaching in International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in Shanghai and Kuwait. Sam is a truly accomplished educator: after working for two years in Shanghai in an IB school's Primary Years Programme, Sam moved to Kuwait to teach at the American International School. Since her move, she has trained and supported K-8 teachers, completed her Master's, and became a Workshop Leader for the International Baccalaureate Organization. She is now the Head of the Department of Language and Literature in the Middle Years Programme at her school. Sam also trains educators and evaluates schools across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. In this interview, she delves into her professional trajectory and shares her knowledge about getting jobs, preparing for these big moves, and succeeding as an international educator. If you have any interest in teaching internationally, this episode is absolutely packed with all the information you need to set you on your journey.
Music by Nomerodin1