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— How delicious is your pie?

How delicious is your pie?

Mark Newman says that teaching capability can be measured using three factors - desire, experience and training. When Mark started out, his pie chart would have indicated 100% desire, but now it's a 50/50 split of desire and experience. How delicious is YOUR pie? 


Ten reasons to quit teaching English in Thailand and while you'll soon be heading home. A tongue in cheek look at various teacher problems.


— "I admit I probably don't save enough"

"I admit I probably don't save enough"

Barry is next up in our cost of living section. He can earn between 50,000 and 70,000 a month with a combination of full-time salary and private teaching. So what does he spend that money on?


Now you can fill in the cost of living survey on-line. Come on, let us know what you earn and spend each month.


— Get your teacher training certificate!

Get your teacher training certificate!

This month in our TEFL course news blog - free online courses, a 20% discount for current teachers, exclusive discounts for ajarn readers and free accommodation at a course in Hua Hin.


— "I felt less stressed when I taught in Thailand"

"I felt less stressed when I taught in Thailand"

Aaron has gone back to teach in the USA schooling system after a couple of spells as a teacher in Thailand. Although there are good points to being back home and working in Florida, there are many things he misses about his life in Thailand. 



— How can I improve as a teacher next term?

How can I improve as a teacher next term?

Teacher Adam is approaching the end of the school year and he's already thinking about ways to better his performances in the classroom. Building a larger collection of activities and learning to cope with frustrations are just a few of the many things on his radar. 


— Understanding student needs

Understanding student needs

Joko is one very experienced teacher. He's handled large classrooms of rowdy government school students. However, looking after two new students - one with cerebral palsy and the other with autism - was the biggest challenge he had faced so far in his teaching career.


— How's the teaching scene in Laos?

How's the teaching scene in Laos?

It's not uncommon for foreign teachers in Thailand to fancy a change of scenery and head for pastures new and to one of Thailand's neighbours - perhaps Myanmar, Vietnam or Cambodia. But let's find out what's going on in Laos? Robert Walsh takes care of teacher recruitment at The Oscar International School in Vientiane. Let's put him in the ajarn hot seat.


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Latest Blogs

Ten reasons to quit teaching English in Thailand

How soon will you be heading home?

Experience is often the best teacher

How can I improve my teaching practice next year?

Two very special students

The challenges of adapting your teaching for 'different' class members

The art of teacher recruitment

Take it seriously - or find someone else to manage the hiring.

My wishes

Reflecting on what I could have done better for my students

March 2017

The peak teacher hiring season is here. Time to take a training course!

Bad teacher!

Our experiences as students guide us as teachers.

Is your rent too high?

Do the maths and work it out yourself

Go with the flow

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