Matthew Pape's blog on ajarn.com.


Take the first job you can get

It's all about getting a foot in the door

There are "Teachers in Thailand" rooms that I belong to that say don't settle for anything less than 40K when it comes to a teaching job, and although I do agree with them, that's easier said than done.


Go with the flow

Don't come to Thailand if this kind of stuff makes you mad

As westerners, we like to have schedules and we like to know things ahead of time. Stuff like that doesn't happen so much in Asian culture.


Teacher probationary periods

What schools don’t tell you when a teacher is hired

A probationary period is the chance for both schools and teachers to evaluate each other.

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