We are on the look out for new moderators for the Teaching in Taiwan forum. We seek regular ORIENTED visitors with teaching or training experience and the patience and open-mindedness to advise others.
Teaching in Taiwan has many facets, so ideally there would be 2 or 3 moderators for this forum. Each would represent different aspects of the experience: Bushiban/formal teaching, Private teaching, corporate training. Hopefully, interested people can do either or both of two things: answer questions, and start discussions
This is a volunteer opportunity. As a team of moderators, you are given wide lattitude about the administration of your forum. You are expected to have a consensus, when appropriate.
We are planning Forum archives. On these pages, moderators can add links to discussions that often arise, especially for those new to the forums
We do meet (about once every 6 months), if only so that we can remember each others faces in the street (and this only happened once with me). At the meetings, moderators trade experiences and suggestions. However, we do maintain a private (secret) discussion board to provide reference and support for this website.
you must be a regular user of these forums – this means you are familiar with basic functions, like posting, editing, searching. You will learn how to do a couple of more things.
you must provide a personal profile so that other ORIENTED Visitors will know something about you. Hopefully, your profile will verify your interest and credibility in Teaching in Taiwan.
you will be asked how long you plan to stay in Taiwan. If think you will leave within 6 months, be sure to talk to us about how you might handover your duties to a successor.
we prefer to meet prospective moderators in person. Unfortunately, this seems to limit us to Taipei. If you live in Taiwan but you are not going to be in Taipei County before Chinese New Year, let’s talk on the phone and see where things go.
Be sure to read this: http://oriented.org/forums/moderator.shtml
If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/SMS me at 0952 948975