— Blogs for teachers in Thailand
Adam Crittenden and Blake Sibbitt have joined the ajarn bloggers! In his first blog, Adam draws upon his wealth of experience to offer some great tips and advice for first year teachers in Thailand. Blake is ajarn's new resident property expert and tackles the topic of Bangkok real estate scammers. Welcome aboard guys!
It's the start of a new year and the busy recruitment period for teachers is almost upon us. So if you are thinking of getting a teacher training qualification in Thailand, then our monthly TEFL course blog is a great place to start. We've got all the latest news, deals and promotions, etc.
Teacher Matthew Pape makes his ajarn blogging debut and tackles the topic of teacher probationary periods. What exactly do they set out to achieve?
Teacher trainer, Steven Louw, ponders a simple but intriguing question - what makes a good teacher exactly?
— "I rent a small townhouse about ten minutes from the city centre"
Teacher Ricky is next up in the cost of living spotlight. He earns 40,000 baht a month from a combination of full-time salary and private teaching. But is it enough to survive on in Thailand's second city?
Now you can fill in the cost of living survey on-line. Come on, let us know what you earn and spend each month.
— Be prepared
— The dreaded student survey
More tales from the private language school and the academic director's chair. Student surveys can often be a bone of contention but how would you react to a student writing that your personal hygiene is not at the standard it should be. Or more to the point - "the teacher stinks!"
— "I couldn't recruit teachers and lie to them"
In our latest Postbox letters, Eoin was asked by his school to help recruit teachers and discovered honesty was certainly not the policy - and Jack implores those interested in online teaching to check out 'formal' online teaching.
— Montessori workshop on 4th and 5th February
A practical, hands-on workshop for parents or teachers interested in understanding how Montessori education is taught at school and how you can extend this to the home environment.
— Anyone interested in online teaching?
Online teaching is surely one of TEFL's fastest growing areas. What's not to love? No commuting to work. Teach to suit your own schedule. The list goes on. Teacher Quincy shares the story of how he got started as an online teacher and the advantages and disadvantages of being a virtual chalkie.
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American, 57 years old. Currently living in United States of America
Filipino, 46 years old. Currently living in Thailand
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Canadian, 43 years old. Currently living in Thailand
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Filipino, 29 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 29 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Get off to a good start...
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The busy hiring season for teachers in Thailand is approaching.
How to maximize your teaching enjoyment!
The challenge is knowing what kind of agent to look for
Had we found Bangkok's Asian 'twin town'?
What schools don’t tell you when a teacher is hired
Who gets to decide what it means to be a 'good' teacher?
Considering students with special needs
How things have changed for me over the years
Where to go for that festive taste of home