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sparks



Joined: 20 Feb 2008
Posts: 514

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like they like to keep their teachers pretty reliant on the school for shelter, money etc. This type of situation is always best avoided. I don't stick to just one school for this (and many other) reasons. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket, so they say.
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Blue Sky



Joined: 14 Feb 2013
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit that after reading all the posts about Regent I've been thinking for a long time whether there's any point sharing my personal opinions about the school. All the negative comments seem exhaustive as to the real face of the management and the way teachers are treated there. Still, I'd like to warn all the prospective teachers about what they are bound to meet at Regent, so here come my observations.

First of all, you must realise that you'll be satisfied with your job only if you agree with everything imposed on you by the owner of the school. By "everything" I mean never-ending changes in the timetable, having your teaching hours slashed (depending on the owner's mood and NOT the quality of teaching), the omnipresent mess in the management and favouring teachers who agree with this. It's a fact that qualifications and responsibility mean very little here. What is appreciated is the so-called loyality which is defined here as devoting your whole life to the school.

Unfortunately, I experienced mobbing there as well. I can think of at least one situation when I was humiliated by the owner of the school in front of my colleagues, although I didn't do anything wrong. The other day I overheard her making very offensive comments about myself, which was totally unmerited.

In a word, give Regent a wide berth.
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newyorker



Joined: 24 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Blue Sky



Joined: 14 Feb 2013
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

newyorker wrote:
That place could have been such a great place to work if they treated their teachers with respect. Treated them like human beings who have a life or would like to cultivate one in order to stay in Poland longer.


That's exactly what I think of Regent. Despite all the unacceptable aspects of working there, I still believe that this place could have a potential for creative teachers to spread their wings. Specifically, the classrooms are properly equipped, teachers have access to a wide range of resources, the salary is decent (as for Polish conditions), and, on a personal note, I must admit that I had pleasure to co-operate with some really ambitious students. Still, I felt like a slave at Regent, so I wasn't happy while working there.
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billbob



Joined: 19 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet again, personal attacks by page 2!
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dragonpiwo



Joined: 04 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:39 am    Post subject: erm Reply with quote

I blame all the pettiness on North Americans and Scots Billbob.....and Mormons.
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