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mcam wrote: Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:48 pm Young and cool :facepalm:
So if you're slightly "older" and cool, you are precluded? What if (at nearly 50) I have a beard, man-bun, edgy tattoos and predeliction for using appropriate gender pronouns? Does that mean I am excluded from the search? So, in essence, the OP is discriminating based on age, no? Yeah, good luck man. I'm not sure how to spell douchebag, but I'll give it a go...
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PPTaylor wrote: Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:40 pm Hello!

I have been tasked with opening a brand new international school in Phnom Penh (in the Sen Sok area).

I am looking for young, cool teachers that have some entrepreneurial ambition. This is a low risk, high reward position as I will be able to offer Vice Principal and Academic Coordinator titles plus we could offer bonuses for reaching certain milestones. This is very rare for Cambodia as the school will be entirely run by western minds. I am encouraging bringing passion and outside the box thinking to the school.

I have a strong safety background from the United States government so safety will be number one priority in new hires.

If this sounds like something of interest please send me a PM.

Teaching couples are welcome. We only have a few students now but a great facility with a nice outdoor swimming pool. We will hire more teachers as numbers pick up.

This is a really cool opportunity to be apart of something from the ground up.

Duties will include:
- teaching core subjects
- develop / implement western curriculum
- working with management team
- bring PASSION and new fun ideas

Teachers will report directly to myself.

Thank you and Happy New Year!
I see from your previous post that you are a decent chap.

It WOULD be handy if you posted exact details of the school and what is on offer - especially the salary.

You can also post on the various websites such as BongThom (Free) where you are likely to receive more offers.

Google 'Teaching vacancies jobs Cambodia' then go with the top-ranking sites.

On here people receive a lot of flak and derision can be intense, but underneath most are kind well meaning people with jobs and families.

In addition, the female membership here is low and females are a safer bet for your school.

I wish you and your venture the best of luck.
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In addition, the female membership here is low and females are a safer bet for your school.
Don't hold back now. You think most male teachers are pedophiles.

Thank heavens the OP is excluding older teachers because obviously 100% of older, male teachers will be pedophiles, no question about it...... :(
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Maybe there's a reasonable explanation for wanting 'young and cool'. I just can't think of one.
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Can't see the problem with the OP wanting 'young and cool' staff at the school. And not every one of them is here for an easy ride-bit of a generalization really.

I worked 6 months as a private tutor (cycling to work 5 miles and back) before getting my job at CamEd. Some of us do have the work ethic and can back it up with decent lessons.
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simon43 wrote: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:28 am
In addition, the female membership here is low and females are a safer bet for your school.
Don't hold back now. You think most male teachers are pedophiles.

Thank heavens the OP is excluding older teachers because obviously 100% of older, male teachers will be pedophiles, no question about it...... :(
Not at all.

There are many fine male teachers.

Females are less hassle all round.

The statistics show that quite clearly.
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fazur wrote: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:38 am Maybe there's a reasonable explanation for wanting 'young and cool'. I just can't think of one.

It just might not fit with his planned marketing model around
opening a brand new international school in Phnom Penh
and so he wants 'brand new' teachers to go with it rather than older, crusty, 'set in their ways' ones. Doesn't fit the image :stir:
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Yerg wrote: Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:41 am I'm not sure how to spell douchebag, but I'll give it a go...
That’s going a bit far, based on content.

In Cambodia, my experience of the teaching profession so far is that young (not sure about cool) is synonymous with naive or Arrogant.
A lot of older teachers switch that order, with arrogance being profound and in abundance. After all, they’re experienced teachers.

I’ve encountered 4 teachers who are genuinely interested in their students so far. One for sure frequents this board. One was most definitely young (ish) and cool. Both British, the latter just didn’t have the opportunity to have a greater influence.
Two are philipinos- One was a bit gruff. She clearly wasn’t much impressed with Cambodi or the school administration, but she did have a big effect on the younger kid, whose development has been marked in half a term. Sadly, she’s left!,, :facepalm:
The last is a late 20s early 30s philipino teacher. Nothing about her immediately says cool, but then, I’m not 6.

I’m also not a teacher, but it strikes me that the target recruitment audience is very narrowly focused, not greatly represented within local teaching community, and where it does exist has in the past rarely presented itself as reliable.
I may be being unduly critical, but I reserve that right based on recent experience. It seems to me that a vast majority of the teaching staff and management encountered thus far are better suited to other endeavours. Supermarket shelf stacking, for one.
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Freightdog wrote: Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:25 am
Yerg wrote: Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:41 am I'm not sure how to spell douchebag, but I'll give it a go...
That’s going a bit far, based on content.

In Cambodia, my experience of the teaching profession so far is that young (not sure about cool) is synonymous with naive or Arrogant.
A lot of older teachers switch that order, with arrogance being profound and in abundance. After all, they’re experienced teachers.

I’ve encountered 4 teachers who are genuinely interested in their students so far. One for sure frequents this board. One was most definitely young (ish) and cool. Both British, the latter just didn’t have the opportunity to have a greater influence.
Two are philipinos- One was a bit gruff. She clearly wasn’t much impressed with Cambodi or the school administration, but she did have a big effect on the younger kid, whose development has been marked in half a term. Sadly, she’s left!,, :facepalm:
The last is a late 20s early 30s philipino teacher. Nothing about her immediately says cool, but then, I’m not 6.

I’m also not a teacher, but it strikes me that the target recruitment audience is very narrowly focused, not greatly represented within local teaching community, and where it does exist has in the past rarely presented itself as reliable.
I may be being unduly critical, but I reserve that right based on recent experience. It seems to me that a vast majority of the teaching staff and management encountered thus far are better suited to other endeavours. Supermarket shelf stacking, for one.
The flippers have a good market here. They are reliable, long lasting and genuinely interested. Good pedagogy and excellent interpersonal skills.

The OP hasn't stated an age range for the school (or salary), so it's difficult to help him.

Supermarket Shelf Stacking... Now I know why I can never see a damn price on the things :lol:
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I've only been teaching in Cambodia 3 weeks now so I'm no expert on the culture but I would say teachers are not so highly regarded by administration although the students are very well behaved and respectful.

The first school offered me a math/science teaching job, which I accepted, and then asked if I could teach business English. I immediately started looking for another job. The school that I am at now, which also hired me as a high school math/science teacher, has me teaching grades 5 and 6 "temporarily" until next semester. This shows me that Cambodian admin does not respect the teaching profession and feels that an experienced and certified IB math teacher is interchangeable with an experienced and certified elementary school teacher. It just aint so.

Same thing here. It took me 5 years to become a certified physics teacher and a few more years to get IB training and experience. To have all that effort reduced to something below "young and cool" shows zero respect for the profession.
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