Inspiration International Education Ltd. is an experienced Teacher Recruitment firm that connects educators to teaching positions in England. We focus on our connections in London, the Southwest and Southeast England. We have also expanded to connections in, Thailand, South Africa, and India.
Our goal is to develop the best international teaching and educational leadership experiences that you can have.
Our Mission is to support our educators with excellence in their international education pursuits.
To facilitate inspirational professional development experiences for teachers through international education placements in England, so that they may become the best educators they can be. To help develop global educators that know how to empower and engage the diverse learners of today and inspire the exciting classrooms of tomorrow.
Coaching students and teachers for success with commitment, integrity, enthusiasm and determination
About Mark Wickens B.Ed., M.Ed.
Managing Director – Inspiration International Education Ltd.
Mr. Wickens has spent over a decade assisting students with making connections with outstanding teacher recruitment agencies in England, the Middle East, India, South Africa and Australia.
Mark is looking forward to helping you find your dream teaching position too! Contact him today!! Let the adventure begin!!
Mr. Wickens has had an exciting career in education that spans over 40 years in a variety of settings.
Mark completed a Bachelor of Social Science in Physical Education and Anthropology at McMaster University, in Hamilton. He completed his Bachelor of Education on McMaster Campus at the Ontario Teacher Education College (OTEC).
Mark has Additional Teacher Qualifications in Special Education, Guidance, and Specialist Qualifications in Environmental Science, Physical Education, and ESL.
Mr. Wickens completed a Master of Education Degree, at Brock University in St. Catharines, where he focused on “International Field Placement Strategies for Faculties of Education”. He also specialized in studying the “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” (SoTL) with a focus on examining the strategies that made a difference in knowledge retention for university students.
Mr. Wickens taught from grade one to eight with the Halton District School Board near Toronto. Mark went on to hold Special Education roles and was an Elementary School Administrator for the last ten years of his career with Halton.
Memorable experiences included a field trip to Paris, France with 50 Grade eight students. He was also privileged to work in a school that was designated as the top technological school in Canada.
Mark is best known in Halton for being a co-founder in 1987, of the “Special Athletes’ Track Meet”. It started with twelve physically challenged athletes. It is now, 30 years later, built into the fabric of the Halton District School Board’s end of year activities with 350 athletes participating.
After retiring from Halton in 2008, Mark was hired to teach at the Faculty of Education, Brock University, near Niagara Falls. His passion was teaching Instructional Methodology and assessing new teacher candidates while they were on their practice teaching blocks. He also loved supporting students and experienced teachers on their international ESL field placements.
Mark was a recipient of the “Instructor of the Year Award” for the Faculty of Education and also received the “Clarke Thomson Award for Teaching Excellence” at Brock University.
Mr. Wickens has been very active in delivering courses on researched-based instructional strategies to Chinese English Teachers in Kunshan, Qingdao, and Xuzhou.
As the Managing Director of Inspiration International Education, he is passionate about developing the best recruitment option that teachers can access. Mark’s outstanding agency contacts are as committed as he is in providing professional, friendly support and service.
You can check out his New Teacher Resource Web Page at… http://www.markwickens.blogspot.ca