International Teacher Podcast

International Teacher Podcast

International Teacher Podcast is hosted by Greg Lemoine, Matthew Judd, and Kent Arimura. New Episodes are published bi-weekly on Saturdays. Listen to first-hand experiences from across the globe about international schools, certified educators, teaching overseas, and living in other countries as American 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.


March 18, 2023 63 min
Meet the Tech Guru that created over almost two decades ago. Richard was freezing in Maine while we recorded this. He is a proud father, teacher, guest speaker, and technology whiz that empowers teachers world-wide. Take one of his online courses if you want to beef up your classroom tech skills. He focuses on a lot of free technology. Join us as we share stories about customs and famous people, trends in educ...
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Join us as Kent and Greg interview Jeff Torchon about his experience living and working in Japan at the American School in Japan. What’s it like moving your family of four to Japan? Will Jeff have a police story?  

Links from this episode:

The American School in Japan

Conjunto Philadelphia - Home

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Join us as Kent interviews Greg the Single Guy about his experiences at the ISS (International School Services) International Educator Recruiting Fair of 2023 in that was held in Washington D.C. from February 9 - 12.  Is Greg leaving the desert? How many Candidates were at the fair? Greg has a few funny stories and a scary US Customs story to share. 

ISS Job Fairs Website 

Buy Greg's Book on Amazon - Finding the ...

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February 17, 2023 47 min

In this episode, Kent and Greg interview Data Specialist and famous author, Matthew B. Courtney, about tools for teachers to access and interpret the real data collected in the classroom. According to Matthew, "Working with data can be hard, but it doesn't have to be!"  Join us for a deep dive into Matthew's website and the easy-to-use data tools he offers for free. 

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Scott Schaffner is a long time International Teacher and Administrator. You may have seen his name mentioned on the Pacake on a Stick Newsletter or even taught with him at some point in Poland, Vietnam, Netherlands, or Dubai. Scott is currently living with his family in Poland and consulting for International Teachers. The first half of this episode we get to know Scott and hear about his experiences. The second half we discuss int...

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This week Greg and Kent talk to two teachers from SAES - commonly known as the “Aramco Schools”.

Angela and Darian discuss compound life and the pros and cons of being a teacher at a huge cooperation.

You can hear more of Angela and Darian’s new podcast: “Just to Know You” at:

Check out the new ITP podcast at:

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Music teachers are special people. Chris Koelma, founder of Music Teachers in International Schools, joins us from The Netherlands. To talk about music teachers and the resources his website has to offer newbies and veterans alike. Found out more about his passion projects and his opinion on teacher recorder to students.

Links mentioned in the episode:

Music Teachers in International Schools:

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Don't write off Chinese International Schools! China changes fast! That is just one of Brantley Turner's messages. She has so much to offer just one episode. Brantley is a humble guest with knowledge that makes Kent and Greg feel like kindergarteners. Dwight schools is opening a new school in Hanoi soon. Brantley and her family are preparing for the move from New York to Vietnam. Listen in, it's an amazing episode.  Links mentioned...
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November 26, 2022 54 min

Join Kent and Greg while they interview Susan about Egypt, Singapore, Canada, and Switzerland. Sue and her husband Grant have been overseas since 2004 with their two girls so she has a lot of stories to share. We dare you to enjoy this episode.

International Teacher Podcast has a new website at  

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Join Kent and Greg in this outstanding interview with David and Audrey from Educators Going Global.  Educators Going Global has not been published yet. We are all waiting for sometime in December of 2022, for the website and podcast to be born. This is an exciting interview on many levels. David and Audrey share stories about International in the '90s in the days before internet. Is that possible? If you would like to connect ...

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October 28, 2022 61 min

Jacqueline P Mallais M.Ed., M.A., originally from Ottawa, joins us from beautiful Guadalajara, Mexico. Greg learns he needs a cover letter and Kent learns we aren't as special as we think we are. Jacqueline offers an excellent resource for those of us that aren't quite sure what is needed on a CV (resume') or cover letter for International Teaching Recruitment. To quote Jacqeline: "I've applied for lots of jobs I haven't gotte...

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Francesca Spencer joins ITP from London, where she is in between international teaching jobs and writing. She teaches to support her writing habit! Greg and Francesca share stories and talk about her four books.  Navigate to her website for a free copy of her book: Vietnam's Most Wanted. Read about how she escaped a Covid lock down in Vietnam!

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The three of us discuss how we, as seasoned teachers in an international school, help new staff navigate their first few weeks. Being the new teacher at an international school overseas is not easy. It's not necessarily the teaching. It's everything else that you have to get through in a foreign country.

It's also the beginning of recruiting season. If you are planning on recruiting for the 23-24 school year, now is the time to sta...

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August 27, 2022 39 min

Matt is back to celebrate the first day of school. Hear stories about this year's first day and go back into history as all three of us share memories of the First Day of Teaching, Ever.  Matt was a bit rusty calling attention to our social media. You can find us:


Twitter:  @itpexpats

Instagram:  @itpexpats

Facebook.........nahhh. Maybe at some point.

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Welcome to a long overdue podcast! Elliot is an international teacher in Hong Kong who originally recorded this with Greg back in March 2022. When he isn't skateboarding in the vast urban areas of the city, Eliot is maintaining a useful, research-based website for all of us. is a free database that allows you to match your interests with schools all over the globe. Elliot wanted to match his love of Mandarin, wi...

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Lindsay is a seasoned International Teacher that shares her thoughts with us as she prepares to leave Budapest after 8 years and heads for a new position in Bangkok.

If you haven't bought Greg's new book yet, buy it and read it now to prepare for a job fair.

You can follow her first year of her Bangkok experience with her 365 project. (One photo a day on Flickr) 

We also talk about Lindsay's Blog, called ThePresentPerfect and ...

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ITP goes back to school and back online. Greg shares a little about his scuba trip to Indonesia. Kent explains what a state of Washington old people farm is. Join us as we dust off the podcast mics and laugh at our own stories. Matt the family guy will soon be back.

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June 26, 2022 71 min

Join Rose and Greg in a conversation centered around Rose's first year teaching, first year international and first year of real hardship. What to do if you land in a school that just isn't the right fit for you? Do you leave? Stay? Find out the great news about Rose's situation as her story unfolds and she looks forward to next school year.


Greg mentions several books in this episode. Click on the...

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June 14, 2022 41 min

In this Episode, Greg interviews the Creator of International School Community (ISC). ISC is a vital online tool for anyone in education that is looking to teach overseas. Greg goes behind the scenes to learn more about the this bountiful, data-driven, international school website and why you should trust the vast amount of information it provides. Navigate to to create a free account. I...

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Roberto Santos is the Head of School at International School Eastern Seaboard, located near Pataya, Thailand. In this special episode, Greg and Mr. Santos have an in-depth discussion about what (in our opinions) many international superintendents are looking for in international educator candidates. 

If you haven't purchased a copy of "Finding the Right Fit: Your Professional Guide for International Educator Recruiting Fairs a...

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