How to be a successful teacher in Thailand

There is little correlation between a successful teacher and a good teacher

Success in Thailand is an easy (but often lengthy) process of self discovery. But it starts with finding out what is expected of you from everyone you come into contact with and being able to adjust your behavior to provide those things.


The unintended results of the teaching license requirement

Thomas

If Thailand is really serious about improving the quality of NES teachers here then they need to get serious about paying them properly. This would mean substantial increasing the salary for any teacher who obtain a teachers license but as we all know this is never going to happen.


So what makes a good teacher?

Mark

A good teacher to me is someone who has a good understanding of everything that is is expected of him from his employers.


Will I find work in Thailand?

Is there a definitive answer to this incredibly common question?

I wish I could look at the main scenarios, the reasons teachers ask if they will find work in Thailand, and give everyone a straight "yes, you will" or "no, you won't" answer. But unfortunately it's nowhere near that straightforward.


The dreaded demo lesson

How to make sure your demo lesson goes as smoothly as possible

Now that the busy hiring season is almost upon us, many schools will be asking potential teachers for a demo lesson. Don't panic. Let them know who the professional is.


Tackling the Skype interview

Having an interview on Skype is nothing to fear if you are well-prepared

Skype is now used by many companies as part of their recruitment drive. If you are faced with the 'ordeal' of a Skype interview for a teaching position, what can you do to improve your chances of performing well and landing the job?


How to land that teaching job

Five tips to make you stand out from the crowd

If you're currently looking for a teaching position to keep you busy over the coming year, then there are plenty of great opportunities out there, but there is also a lot of competition


The plight of slaves

Captain Haddock

Unless you just want to have an adventure or get started in your career, for most graduates Thailand is a very unattractive place to work.


Ethical job ad posting

Why too much choice is not always a good thing

There's no reason why ajarn.com should have a monopoly on TEFL job ads in Thailand and I actually think that competition is healthy in many ways. But this is what happens when job sites steal ads from another job site.


Living on the new wage mentality

Bob

30K is less than 1,000 dollars a month. It is not possible to live on it anywhere in Thailand and this includes Isaan now; unless like most workers I meet: you already have retirement money from another country, do one heck of a lot of tutoring and extra work on the side, or you are very lucky.

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