Dealing with the troublemakers
Discipline: tips on control in the classroom
Troublemakers. We have all seen them do their thing, causing mayhem and disorder in the classroom; perhaps you were even one yourself at some point during your time as a student. Troublemakers are the bane of every teacher's existence and they make our job go from difficult to pounding headache and hair-tearing proportions.
From Thailand to Cambodia
It was time to say goodbye Thailand and hello Cambodia
The last two months of my life have been a whirlwind of changes, emotions and excitement. The end of the term also signaled the end of my contract with the language company I was employed with and the start of new adventures.
Certificate (2), BEd (1)
Filipino (female, 42 years old, native Tagalog speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (2), BA (1)
American (male, 46 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Chinese (male, 26 years old, native Chinese - Mandarin speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
MA (1), BEd (1)
Filipino (female, 29 years old, native Cebuano speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (6), BA (1), Diploma (1)
South African (male, 53 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
BA (1), Certificate (1)
British (male, 40 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (1), BA (1)
Canadian (male, 42 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (4), Diploma (3), BA (1)
Canadian (male, 37 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
MA (1), MBA (1), BA (1)
Iranian (male, 28 years old, native Persian speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (3), Diploma (2), BA (1)
British (male, 66 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Ajarn.com was started as a small hobby website in 1999 by Ian McNamara. It was a simple way for one Bangkok teacher to share his Thailand experiences and pass on advice. The website developed a loyal and enthusiastic following. In 2004, Ian handed over the reins to Phil Williams and 'Bangkok Phil' has run the ajarn website ever since.
Ajarn.com has grown enormously and is now the most popular TEFL site in Thailand - possibly even South East Asia. Although best-known for its vibrant jobs page, Ajarn has a wealth of articles, blogs, features and help and advice. But one principle has always remained at Ajarn's core - to tell things like they are and to do it with a sense of humor. Thailand can be Heaven or Hell for an English teacher. It's always been Ajarn.com's duty to present both sides of the equation. Thanks for stopping by.
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