The viewing online orientation is meant for our onboarding teachers who have already signed a contract with us and are preparing for their arrival in China with us. Please visit our hiring process page here to know when to begin watching the online orientation as part of your onboarding. However, if you are a curious teacher or cooperating partner, please feel free to watch this for your own pleasure. Happy watching!
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The first video of the SDE Teachers 2018-2019 Online Orientation covering a Welcome and Introduction to SDE and an Overview of the Online Orientation Schedule.
Structure, role and management system of the Foreign Teachers Management System.
Salary, housing allowance and tax for SDE teachers.
Structure, role and responsibilities of the Academic Management Team.
The time before you come, your arrival and what to bring.
Laws & Political Sensitivity
Legal differences in China.
Big differences in the laws in China.
Political sensitivity in China.
Insurance, getting ill, hospital visits and medicine
Food and drink
Safety in China
Covering a warm-up activity to get you thinking about cultural differences and the details of culture shock and fatigue
Building blocks of culture and differences between cultures in the East and the West
Some examples of when things go wrong and how to deal with it or avoid it in the first place
Code of conduct for foreign teachers
A brief histroy of education in Shenzhen, potential for development and the different types of schools covered by SDE
Differences in education, expectations at Chinese schools, and discipline and learning disabilities
The tenth video of the SDE Teachers 2018-2019 Online Orientation covering SDE lesson planning
The thirteenth video of the SDE Teachers 2018-2019 Online Orientation covering your first days in China