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Boot School, Shanghai

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by spanboy, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. spanboy

    spanboy Occasional commenter

    Hi. Looking at a vacancy for an Aug 2020 start at the impermeable boot school in Shanghai. ISR reviews are a mixed bag, but mostly negative. If anyone able to pm me any up-to-date info it would be appreciated. Many thanks.
     
  2. amysdad

    amysdad Established commenter

    Have sent you a PM
     
  3. twojabjimmy

    twojabjimmy New commenter

    Hi. I'm in the same position as spanboy. Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks
     
  4. lovely.lady

    lovely.lady Occasional commenter

    Please PM me for ALL the details!
     
  5. hellothisismyusername

    hellothisismyusername New commenter

    Is the head really as 'interesting' as ISR suggests ? Please PM me too!
    Also interested in the Shanghai branch of the 'bow and arrow'?!
     
  6. GreenGlover

    GreenGlover New commenter

    I would suggest ignoring all ISR, as at least one is from someone with a huge grudge and is totally false
     
  7. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Ignore the ISR at your peril, it does give you a basic idea of the organization you will be working for in the future.
     
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  8. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    it will give you a good laugh, and thats about it in my opinion.
     
  9. ToK-tastic

    ToK-tastic New commenter

    ISR needs to be contextualised and interpreted (like most things in life). Ask yourself whether the reviews for a particular school reflect a cross section of faculty at the school, or just a particular niche, or particular person ? Do the reviews apply to the type of person that you are? Cross-reference the reviews with first person accounts from your own network.

    I recently spent 3 days at a workshop with a colleague who works at the Boot School in Shanghai. Over 3 days I got a fairly good sense of what this colleague was like - a sense of his values. From which I am able to contextualise what he was telling me about his school. It was clear that it would not be the right type of school for me, but sounds like it would be a good fit for many people with whom I have worked over the years. First person accounts just give us better context (& therefore perspective) than the ISR reviews.
     
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  10. RoadToRags

    RoadToRags New commenter

    Just to add on to the list of schools to get some first hand reviews on, does anyone have any experience of the DULL school, WHICH is in the east of Shanghai?
     
  11. TeacherMan19

    TeacherMan19 New commenter

    I had an interview for that dull school and have met people who know others who work there.
    I think it's just quite an intense place to work. But this is all my own perception and from others anecdotes. I turned down the job because they said they would often work weekends.
     
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