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International Teacher Podcast is hosted by Matthew Judd, Kent Arimura, Jacqueline P. Mallais, and Greg Lemoine. New Episodes are published bi-weekly on Fridays or Saturdays. Listen to first-hand experiences from across the globe about international schools, certified educators, teaching overseas, and living in other countries as expatriates. We interview educators and administrators all over the world to discuss travel, teaching in their schools, overseas educator job fairs, taking your expat family internationally, expat schools, and much more.

International Teacher Podcast Matt, Kent, Jacqueline, & Greg

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

International Teacher Podcast is hosted by Matthew Judd, Kent Arimura, Jacqueline P. Mallais, and Greg Lemoine. New Episodes are published bi-weekly on Fridays or Saturdays. Listen to first-hand experiences from across the globe about international schools, certified educators, teaching overseas, and living in other countries as expatriates. We interview educators and administrators all over the world to discuss travel, teaching in their schools, overseas educator job fairs, taking your expat family internationally, expat schools, and much more.

    ITP - 88 The International Educator (TIE)

    ITP - 88 The International Educator (TIE)

    Stacy Stephens is the director of one of the most widely known resources for the International School circuit: The International Educator, simply referred to as "TIE".

    Stacy has been in education for almost 30 years and 20 of those have been in international schools around the globe. Now she joins us from the USA to share some of the inside story about TIE. Join us to find out what TIE has to offer you. Stacy Stephens is a wealth of information and easy to listen to!

    Links from this Episode:

    The International Educator - TIEonline.com

    Principals' Training Center: Quality Training for International Educators

    The International Social and Emotional Learning website.

    • 56 min
    ITP - 87 Happy Birthday ITP

    ITP - 87 Happy Birthday ITP

    We are three years old as of April 2024. Thank you, listeners, for joining us. We do this for you! This episode features Kent, JP, and Greg as they reminisce just a little bit about the past, discuss Greg's new book, celebrate JPMint's second year triumphs, and wrap up the show with some forecasts for the next year.

    Since this is the 3rd birthday/anniversary of ITP and the 2nd birthday/anniversary of JPMint Consulting, there are four different versions of the birthday song in this episode. The episode opens with part of the Venezuelan birthday songs. There is a special Venezuelan song that precedes the "happy birthday". The midpoint song is in Korean. Finally, we end the episode with Arabic and English versions of the birthday song.

    Thank you to all of our listeners for the past three years and many years to come!

    Here are the links that are featured in this episode:

    The recent book by Gregory Lemoine, International Teaching: The Best-kept Secret in Education , can be found here on Amazon.

    JP's consulting services can be found at JPMintConsulting.com

    Just To Know You is the other podcast that Kent produces when he his cat is ignoring him.

    • 54 min
    ITP - 86 Teaching In Turkish Schools for 19 Years!

    ITP - 86 Teaching In Turkish Schools for 19 Years!

    Welcome to the Turkey Episode with our guest Tracey Zimmerman-Sakalli, a Candian international teacher that has been living and teaching in Turkey for the past 19 years. Tracey shares her experiences from four different top international schools in Turkey: Uskudar American Academy, The Koç School, Istanbul International Community School (IICS), and MEF International School.

    Tracey shares stories of living on both sides of the Bosphorus, explains the need for traffic classes, and all the reasons you should live in Turkey.

    We also discuss why traveling with more than $10K is a risk and "go" bags.

    If you are interested in Istanbul, this is your episode!

    Here are some brief written descriptions and links to the Turkish schools we discuss:


    The Koç School - Initially founded in 1988 as a high school, The Koç School has been offering a coherent K12 curriculum with the opening of its preschool and eight-year primary school in 1998 and has been operating as a primary school, middle school and high school since 2012 with the introduction of the 4+4+4 system.
    Istanbul International Community School (IICS) - IICS is a co-educational, non-profit international school that offers education from pre-school to grade 12. The school follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.
    Uskudar American Academy - Uskudar American Academy is a co-educational private school that offers education from pre-school to grade 12. The school follows an American curriculum and offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses to its students.


    MEF International School - MEF International School is a co-educational private school that offers education from pre-school to grade 12. The school follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses to its students.
    Robert College - Robert College is a co-educational, independent private school that was founded in 1863. The school offers education from grade 9 to grade 12, and follows a curriculum that is based on the American educational system.

    You can reach out to Tracey by emailing your hosts at interationalteacherpodcast@gmail.com or through our website www.itpexpat.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    ITP - 85 Let's talk LinkedIn and China

    ITP - 85 Let's talk LinkedIn and China

    Dr. Wayne Russel takes a break from his LinkedIn communications and joins us from South Africa for a chat. If you already connect with Wayne on LinkedIn, this is your chance to hear him in person. He has a lot of experience living overseas with his family and teaching in the international setting - especially schools in China. Enjoy this episode!

    Dr. Russel's website is a wealth of information about teaching internationally. Navigate to https://www.wayning.org and reach out to him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/waynoza

    • 45 min
    ITP - 84 A Leadership Discussion with Pablo Muñoz

    ITP - 84 A Leadership Discussion with Pablo Muñoz

    Pablo Muñoz is the Managing Director of Muñoz & Company, an educational and leadership consulting organization. He has 30 years of public education experience as a teacher and administrator and was a superintendent of schools in New Jersey, USA for 16 years.

    Listen and learn from Pablo in this episode. Later on in the show, find out the [ real ] reason Pablo gets held up at US Customs!

    Purchase and read Pablo's book The Leader's Algorithm: How a Personal Theory of Action Transforms Your Life, Work, and Relationships

    The other books he recommends are:

    Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning by Elizabeth A. City et al

    Lincoln on Leadership for Today: Abraham Lincoln's Approach to 21st-Century Issues by Donald T. Phillips

    and

    True North, Emerging Leader Edition: Leading Authentically in Today's Workplace by Bill George (Author), Zach Clayton 

    *The ebook links are to the US version of Amazon.com.

    • 52 min
    ITP - 83 An "Aussie" Teaching Music in International Schools

    ITP - 83 An "Aussie" Teaching Music in International Schools

    Peter Pagett "lives and breathes" different curriculums. IB,PYP, MYP, Australian, American, Chinese, British, or an international mix of curriculum. Whether it's band, chorus, performing arts, or 4th grade recorders, Peter celebrates and teaches them. He joins us from his mini-vacation in Chiang Mai, Thailand to talk about teaching back home in Australia and a variety of schools overseas.

    Peter agrees: "All international schools are different." We also discuss "failing forward", housing, a bit about boarding schools, several schools in China, and teaching in Macau.

    Some of the connections we discussed are linked below:

    The Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) is dedicated to the promotion of excellence at all levels of music education in international schools.

    Check out the Music Teachers In International Schools (MTIIS) website.

    Subscribe and Listen to the ⁠MTIIS Podcast⁠

    Listen to the our ITP episode with Chris Koelma, the founder of the MTIIS podcast and PLC.

    Enjoy the Vintage Bugs Bunny musical clip from Long Haired Hare

    Last but not least, take JP's advice to enjoy and follow ⁠TwoSetViolin⁠ on Youtube.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

SallyMalaysia ,

Excellent Podcast!!

My husband and I are international teachers!!! I love this blog, and I’ve laughed so much! We’re a family of 4 and are off to our next post in July! Taiwan!

Mist3r C 123 ,

Great info and a fun listen!

My wife and I are very interested in becoming international teachers! I stumbled upon this podcast and am soaking up as much info as I can. With something that is so foreign to us it is nice hearing the experiences of Matt, Greg, and their guests! We have one little one that would be tagging along (with hopefully more to come) so it could be cool to hear from a guest who grew up going to international schools as a student. Just an idea! Love it and keep them coming!

Sanz85 ,

My favorite podcast these days

I’m so glad to have found this podcast. I’m a Venezuelan living in the US, heading to China in July with my husband and two girls for our first teaching job abroad! I started listening back in September when we had just decided to apply on SA. It’s so exciting to hear your stories and your guests’ tips and perspective on things. Thanks for the awesome work and please keep the stories coming! :)

P.S. Would love to hear about guests that have taught or currently teach in China, TCK’s, and/ or are raising families abroad please!

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