Experiences with one of Thailand’s most progressive educators
He single-handedly broke every stereotype of the Ministry of Education. He was outgoing, inquisitive, articulate, globally aware, and willing to debate ideas about education. I resolved to formally interview this man one day and tell his story.
Ken May's Tag Cloud
- 1st December 2008: Terry of the Bangkok Post
- 1st November 2008: Carried away by modern waves
- 1st October 2008: Rising sun, helping hands
- 1st September 2008: Have a seat at the cafe
- 1st September 2006: The end (sort of)
- 1st August 2006: You will always be an outsider
- 1st July 2006: Where it all came from
- 1st June 2006: Cheats and copycats
- 1st May 2006: Skeletons splitting the sky
- 1st May 2006: Eating limes in Disneyland
- 1st April 2006: Unseen Thailand
- 1st February 2006: Rebirth of the old city
- 1st January 2006: The teaching river
- 1st December 2005: Go to Hell
- 1st November 2005: Ayutthaya island
- 1st September 2005: Teaching scams
- 1st August 2005: The madness to the methods
- 1st July 2005: Sweet spastic, silly swarms
- 1st June 2005: Are you certified?
- 1st May 2005: Thirty minutes of a thirty day visa
- 1st April 2005: Expatriate waves
- 1st March 2005: Anti-American protests in Korea
- 1st February 2005: Lost in transformation
- 1st January 2005: The staff room
- 1st December 2004: Anarchy in the S.K
- 1st November 2004: Dong chims and dried squid
- 1st October 2004: First impressions
British (male, 42 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (4), BA (2)
Austrian (male, 56 years old, native German speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Australian (female, 61 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (5), BA (1), MA (1)
Canadian (male, 46 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (1), BA (1)
Irish (male, 28 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
American (female, 59 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (3), Phd (1)
American (male, 60 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Turkish (male, 26 years old, native Turkish speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (2), Diploma (1)
Canadian (male, 47 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Filipino (female, 39 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
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