Home/Tag: Dubai

This week I almost QUIT…

As well as being an expat teacher, I also run a side business transforming teachers' CVs and cover letters to get them their ideal teaching job abroad. In January 2021, I started an internationally recognised ILM Level 7 Coaching and Mentoring course because I want to add career coaching, interview coaching and career transition coaching to my [...]

By |2021-02-13T07:28:29+00:00February 13th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

10 Ways to Find Your Ideal Teaching Job in Dubai and the UAE

One of my most popular downloaded resources EVER (1,000+ times!) has been the 8 Ways to Find an Ideal Teaching Job Abroad, which I created a few years ago. Today I decided to improve it, by creating a checklist dedicated to finding teaching jobs in Dubai and the UAE. Here is a taste of [...]

By |2020-09-25T06:59:50+00:00May 8th, 2020|Blog|10 Comments

The best value phone deal I’ve found in the UAE!

The best value phone deal I've found in the UAE! Before you learn something new below, please read my disclosure here now about the advice and tips I share on this blog.  As expat teachers, one of our monthly bills is our mobile phone, which can often be very expensive, especially if [...]

By |2020-08-17T10:35:07+00:00September 7th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments

How to find a job in Further Education (FE) & universities in the Middle East

There are many FE and third-level educational institutions in the Middle East and many employ Western-trained teachers and lecturers. Here are a list of such institutions: Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is the biggest higher educational institution in the UAE, with more than 20,000 students attending 17 male and [...]

By |2017-08-20T22:10:09+00:00February 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What is an IB School?

IB stands for International Baccalaureate and a school must be authorised to call themselves an IB school and teach the IB programme. Currently, over 4,000 schools worldwide teach International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. Check the IB website for more details. A large component of the IB curriculum is focused on developing students’ awareness of their own [...]

By |2018-03-10T07:31:50+00:00January 28th, 2017|Blog|3 Comments

What is the difference between teaching at a public and private school in the Middle East?

Some expat teachers in the Middle East work at public (or government) schools while other teach at private schools (or international schools). Both types of schools recruit Western-trained teachers (e.g. British, Irish, American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, etc.) and both types teach their curriculum through English, so you may be asking yourself: What’s the difference between them? [...]

By |2021-01-06T02:00:32+00:00January 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Most Shocking Thing I’ve Experienced Since Moving to Dubai

Since I've moved to live and work Dubai, something has really really really shocked me. Not the humidity, not the introduction of VAT, not some of the driving habits, although that has been a close one! It has been the many negative, dismissive, aggressive, and frankly rude reactions I have received from people who have never [...]

By |2019-03-03T13:50:37+00:00January 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

[1] EET Podcast 1: What is the mission of Empowering Expat Teachers?

  A HUGE WELCOME to the Empowering Expat Teachers (EET) Podcast series! EFET PODCAST 1: WHAT IS THE MISSION OF EMPOWERING EXPAT TEACHERS? In this episode, you will learn a bit more about me and my experience as an expat teacher, my mission with Empowering Expat Teachers, and my New Year's Resolutions! PLEASE NOTE: [...]

By |2017-08-27T11:20:31+00:00January 7th, 2017|Blog, Podcasts|0 Comments

[2] EET Podcast 2: Dubai- what’s it like to live and teach there?

A HUGE WELCOME to the Empowering Expat Teachers (EET) Podcast series! EFET PODCAST 2: WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LIVE AND TEACH IN DUBAI? In this episode, I talk to Sophie, an expat teacher who works in a British school in Dubai, about her work and life there and her New Year's resolutions! Links [...]

By |2019-09-12T02:33:12+00:00January 6th, 2017|Blog, Podcasts|0 Comments
Go to Top