Facing challenges as a black teacher in Thailand
For the sensitive minded people who live in utter oblivion about skin color, this is probably not the article for you. But this is the cold hard truth.
Just getting by
Please, consider the older teachers. We are close to having all we work for only to be shut out and living hand to mouth on today's wages
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.
Here are the reasons why we can't employ you.
Have any teachers out there been successful in negotiating a better wage during the interview process?
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.
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.
A good teacher to me is someone who has a good understanding of everything that is is expected of him from his employers.
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
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.
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