Hi Everyone! I should be in Prague now, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it, but for now, here is a post about the most popular posts of all time on this blog!
I’m always very interested when I check the stats page of my blog. I like to know what people are interested in reading so I can write more about those things.
If you have questions or blog post ideas that you would like me to address, please leave a comment below!
The 10 Most Popular Posts Of All Time from Teaching Wanderlust:
1. International School Interview Questions: I made a HUGE list of questions that my friends and I have been asked over the years and grouped them into sections. I would love to see examples of how people answer these questions!
2. Latin Lovers and Dating in Venezuela: I’m surprised about this one because I felt so awkward when I posted it that I didn’t share it anywhere. I guess everyone needs a little love in their lives (me too)!
3. Make Your Own Travel Journal: This one is popular and I can see why; I love making my own travel journals now! I can’t believe it took me nearly 30 years to start making my own journals!
4. Help Me! 3 Weeks in Peru and Bolivia Itinerary: In this post I was asking for help and advice on creating an itinerary spanning two countries in less than a month. It later led to many posts about Peru and Bolivia.
5. Letter of Intent: In this one I was wondering when other teachers needed to sign their letter of intent to return to the school. This is the letter that simply says you want to return, not necessarily that you have already signed a contract to return. It just lets your bosses know how many positions to recruit for.
6. Questions to Ask During the Interview: Usually after every interview you are given the opportunity to ask the school some questions. Many people forget that not only is the school trying to see if you will fit in with their school culture, but you need to see if the school is a good fit for you. The best way to do this (after you have already researched their website of course) is to ask them questions that an outsider might not know the answers to.
7. The Difference Between Teaching ESL and Teaching at an International School: Many people who are not part of the international teaching scene will ask me what I do for a living and then assume that I mean I’m an ESL teacher after I tell them that I teach at an international school. This post describes how these two jobs are different.
8. Retirement for International Teachers: This is a topic that I am VERY interested in because as an international teacher I do not have a pension nor a financial planner holding my hand and advising me on the best way to prepare for retirement. If anyone has any blogs of retired International Teachers I can read please let me know. As far as I know, Andrew Hallam is the only one who has written a book on this subject.
9. 1 Month European Budget: I wrote this while I was trying to decide if I had the money to spend a month in Europe. I was wondering if it was realistic, if there were any areas I could cut/save money on, or if anyone had other advice.
10. My Travel Backpack: I really liked my Rick Steve’s backpack and it looks like people were interested to see what I use to travel the world. Now I have a new backpack which I love even more- the Osprey Porter Bag!
Please comment! What are you interested in hearing more about? What was your favorite post?