Saturday, December 10, 2011
During my interview (with the Superintendant) for a Kindergarten teacher job, I was verbally offered the "Director of Curriculum" job! With this job, I would train teachers and also teach Kindergarten students as well. The company wants to fly me (all expense paid!) to Denver to train me in the curriculum. I will be with a worldwide franchise type school. It would be the first of its kind in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, though. There are some locations in New York, India and Japan. It is a Kindergarten campus with an 8:1 student to teacher ratio. There would be one international and one Saudi teacher per classroom.The curriculum is brain-based and tailored for our little ones minds. What is really amazing is that there is an interactive whiteboard in the classrooms. Also, the curriculum includes Music, Art, Economics, Phonics, and Science experiments. Ok, I am getting a little excited because I have seen the positive effects of learning when young children are in an environment that facilitates early learning. The really good news is that they provide Visa's for me and my kids! This is the hardest thing to get because most schools will provide a Visa just for the teacher and not the children.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
|Tea time all the time|
So you can imagine with 9 visits and 9 cups of tea or coffee there is a coffee break every few minutes.