A report in the Hurriyet Daily News highlights important changes in work permit/residence permit laws.
These changes would mean a significant improvement in the fairly heavy and confusing bureaucratic processes involved in getting both of the documents in place.
From now on, whoever obtains a work permit in Turkey automatically will have a residence permit too.
“That foreigner will not have to wait for a residence permit,” said the Interior Minister, Muammer Güler, last week.
The news gets better still for anyone who has already spent a few years in Turkey; foreigners who have stayed in Turkey with a valid residence permit for eight years uninterruptedly can be given an unlimited residence permit. LOCAL – Turkey adopts law to protect foreigners’ rights.
Teacher Making $1M a Year Selling Lesson Plans Online
“Deanna Jump is a 43-year-old kindergarten teacher who earns less than $30,000 a year. But this year, she says she has made $1 million. Yes, really.
How? TeachersPayTeachers.com (TPT), the online marketplace that allows teachers to sell lesson plans to other teachers. Jump became the first teacher on the site to earn more than $1 million on the site by using selling her lesson plans focused on teaching kindergarteners.
“Teaching is a hobby for me now,” Jump says. “I’ve made way more on TeacherPayTeachers, obviously. I don’t need to teach anymore, but teaching is my passion. I cannot imagine not teaching.”
One of the best ways to make money as an English teacher is by giving private lessons, and there is a huge demand for this in Turkey. Many potential students of English have busy family and work lives which prevent them from attending an English course at the weekend or in the evenings.
However, they are keen to learn English and they may actually need to learn English for career development. This need can be addressed through private lessons and many students will pay a serious premium to be taught 1-1 in their own home.
A great deal of money can be made this way, but starting from scratch isn’t easy. That said, if you know a few secrets and learn a few tricks of the trade you can make an excellent living, while at the same time staying in control of your working hours.
The challenge is that many teachers find that they get the odd private student here and there but they don’t stay on that long, and its hard to make a full time living. There is a solution to this problem and there is a way to create a full time income that you are in control of. Everything is explained below.
This is an interesting article about the importance of adapting your lessons and your teaching style to your students. Tapping in to their interests and finding ways to to use them as a springboard to your lesson goals is a winning strategy, as demonstrated nicely by David here.
Have you got any success stories to share? How have you turned around problem classes?
I spent most of last year battling with students and I felt like I was wasting my time. No matter how interesting and creative I made my lesson plans I could not get them settled long enough to teach them anything.
It was a hopeless situation and I was on the brink of quitting many times. Pushed to my limits, I lost my temper several times and, with it, any shred of respect from the kids.
So I went in search of a solution.
I found a methodology which I had never come across before but instantly recognised as something which would address my specific challenges.
I was excited but also apprehensive.
The method does require the teacher to step out of their comfort zone and try something new and this is never easy. Especially if there is a class that you really dread going into. The thought of doing something a little risky is pretty daunting. So I started with a class I felt was one of the better ones. More open to having fun and going along with something new. The effect was incredible! Virtually 100% student engagement in the lesson and 100% of the lesson time spent on topic.
I could not wait to try it with another class. The results were the same.
And in the worst of worst classes…………… the results were even better!