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— Great tips for teaching LARGE classes online!
Online teaching - Thailand-based educator and writer, Dan Maxwell, knows all about the challenges ahead when teachers are faced with having to teach large classes online - so here is plenty of timely advice.
— Teaching opportunities
Recently added - Firstly, there are plenty of opportunities for Filipino teachers at schools in Bangkok. 14 positions up for grabs to be exact and paying at least 25K a month. There are some opportunities in China (86K) and a private school in Bangkok is looking for kindergarten homeroom teachers (55K). View the current teaching positions on the Ajarn jobs page.
TEFL course / Training - in our April TEFL course blog, you can get all the latest news from Thailand's leading TEFL course providers. How do they plan to deliver their training programs during these uncertain times?
— How are teachers coping during these uncertain times?
In the grip of the virus - How is the COVID-19 situation affecting you? When does your school plan to re-open? Have all classes gone online? What are your concerns? Tell us your situation.
Ajarn Health - Our health insurance expert looks at insurance cover for the COVID-19 coronavirus and asks if you will be covered by your health or travel insurance provider?
— When money is tight, do I want to drop 500 baht on a takeaway meal?
Teacher spending - Restaurants are going through a difficult time at the moment and many have had to turn to takeaways and deliveries as their only money-making options. Richard McCully takes a look at those restaurants who are doing things right on social media and those that are leaving a bad taste.
— "Rent and Thai food are the bargains!"
The cost of living - Teacher Andy, who works down Nakhon Si Thammarat way, could be the first teacher we've surveyed that catches his own dinner! Even though he has a rental property back home, his 30K salary seems to be enough to keep him and his wife.
Postbox - Surely it's time for the immigration dept in Thailand to try and stop people needing to go to their packed offices at present?
— Are you teaching outside Bangkok?
Region guides - Many thanks to AJ and Dave for updating our guides to Suphanburi and Songkhla. If you live outside Bangkok and could spare five minutes to update some of the info on where you are teaching, we would be so grateful to you!
— Have a chat with us!
Teachers looking for a new challenge - If you have some experience of working in Thailand and are looking for a new teaching position, have a quick chat with us and put yourself on the Ajarn homepage. This week we've been talking to Ben, who comes from the UK and teaches in Chiang Mai.
Tips for the newbie teacher - Keep these points in mind and you'll cope far better
Positive learning environments - It helps to think back to one's own past school experiences.
Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines
South African, 39 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 30 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 33 years old. Currently living in Philippines
Iranian, 35 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Turkish, 55 years old. Currently living in Thailand
British, 58 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Thailand
New Zealander, 28 years old. Currently living in New Zealand
Malaysian, 27 years old. Currently living in Thailand
American, 34 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Canadian, 53 years old. Currently living in Thailand
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