Welcome to the first of many entries on the Blue Marble Teachers Blog. Here you will find regular information regarding teaching English both online, and overseas.
These articles will be written by members of our teaching community so that you can access the most authentic content, direct from the source.
So, whether you are a seasoned educator, you’ve only just started exploring the world of online teaching, or you’re looking to move abroad to begin your adventure in education, this is the place for you.
The Blue Marble Tribe – Who We Are
The purpose of this blog entry is to introduce ourselves. We would like to share a little bit about who we are, what we do, and where we’re headed.
The Blue Marble Tribe was founded on a roof terrace in the heart of South-East Asia. A group of online teachers and digital nomads on lock-down during the COVID-19 crisis sitting around a table with a couple of beers asking: “How can we make a difference?”
It was most unsettling seeing our friends and family back home losing their jobs and feeling uncertain about the future. After we had helped a few friends and colleagues make the transition from teaching in the classroom, to online (due to the sudden and prolonged closure of schools), we realised that we had a lifeline for people back home—an opportunity to help others earn money from home and secure their future.
And so, Blue Marble was born.
The Blue Marble Difference – What We Do
We wanted Blue Marble Teachers to stand out as being so much more than a teacher recruitment company.
Instead, we are a community. A tribe of like-minded teachers and travellers who want to make the world a better place, through the power of education.
Our shared vision of a world without borders; where equal opportunity is the norm; and culture is revered & celebrated by all; is the driving force behind our growth.
The Relationship With Our Candidates Goes Beyond Placement
We do not simply place a candidate in a job and then move onto the next one. Instead, we have developed the Blue Marble Mentorship Program which continues that relationship beyond placement.
This program is designed to nurture and support our teachers to ensure that they have everything that they need to hit the ground running and deliver a superior learning experience.
We Support Our Partner Schools Beyond Recruitment
In addition to strengthening our community of teachers, the Blue Marble Mentorship Program is also intended to offer support to our partner schools. We will regularly assess our teachers to ensure that they are performing optimally, are satisfied in their work, and to identify whether or not they need any additional guidance from us.
That being said, we are confident in our partner schools and their ability to provide ample support for our teachers.
The Blue Marble Mentorship Program is optional after placement—though we are happy to implement your strategies and tailor our mentorship to suit your company culture, if you would like to take advantage of our additional support.
Again, we do not want to simply drop a candidate in your lap and then disappear. We take care of our own!
English Schools – Put Your Recruitment Woes Behind You
If you represent an English language school, then you are probably wondering what it is that separates us from the rest. Please, allow us to elaborate:
- The Blue Marble Mentorship Program (as mentioned above): We can tailor our mentorship to your requirements and simplify the onboarding process for you. Our support network can take the strain off your administration team when it comes to helping teacher candidates settle into their new roles. Any vital information and preparation can be handled by our mentors so that you can focus on other important aspects of your business.
- We care about quality: Blue Marble Teachers do not take on any random candidate for the sake of making money. We want our teachers to succeed in their position and bring genuine value to our partner schools. Thus, we ensure that our candidates are of the highest calibre. Not only will they be University and TEFL qualified, but they will also take part in our mentorship program.
- Qualified Teachers on Demand: We can provide you with as little or as many qualified teachers as you like. High-quality, passionate, and qualified teachers who can help you grow your school whilst bolstering your reputation for delivering excellence.
Blue Marble Global – Where We’re Headed
We have big plans for Blue Marble Teachers. We will continue to build a support network for teachers that spans the globe. A tribe that pools resources & information, creates opportunity, and ultimately looks after one another. We aim to have a community of Blue Marble teachers in every major city. So, whether you’re looking to relocate to Beijing, Koh Samui, or Peru, you’ll find established teachers ready to welcome you into their community.
There’s a long road ahead of us, but we’re grateful that we won’t be walking it alone. The word is out and highly-skilled teachers are gravitating towards our cause because we are so much more than a recruitment company—we’re a tribe.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Why don’t you introduce yourself on our socials? We’d love to meet you!