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What's new on ajarn.com...
— Teaching opportunities in Thailand (and sometimes other countries in Asia)
Schools in red zones - Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan and Pathum Thani - did not open for the new term on June 14th but switch to online learning instead. Elsewhere in Thailand, it's pretty much up to each individual school. View all the current teaching positions on the Ajarn jobs page.
— Stuff from the Thai newspapers that affects teachers
The reopening of schools in most provinces on June 14 has spawned clusters of new COVID-19 infections on almost a daily basis.
Some students were thrilled to go back to school on the first day of the 2021 academic year, after a long period of online learning at home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
No on-site learning will be permitted at schools in the four provinces in the dark red zones, where infections are heaviest, when the new term starts on June 14.
— How are expats in Thailand handling the pandemic?
We're chatting to expats who live and work in Thailand about the pandemic situation here. What effect has it had on their mental health and financial situation, etc?
— What about Samut Prakan for teachers?
Be careful you don't get hit by a motorcycle or fall down a big hole in the footpath because Samut Prakarn can be like one giant obstacle course. But actually there are plenty of schools and teaching jobs in the area.
— Expats in Thailand: How to register for a COVID-19 vaccine
Ajarn's health insurance expert, Ricky Batten from Pacific Prime, gives us an overview of the expat vaccine situation. How to register, what your insurance covers and the most common questions.
— "Life is grand. I can survive and thrive on 45K a month"
Our next cost of living survey comes from Albert, who teaches in Chachoengsao (about an hour from Bangkok) He's been at the same school for a while and has a somewhat relaxed teaching schedule and can come and go as he pleases. And that's always a good situation to be in!
— How to deal with unruly students
Mark Beales, author of 'Teaching English' takes a look at discipline in the Thai classroom. " Sooner or later you will come up against students who would prefer to play up than knuckle down. Even in the best of classes, discipline is always something a teacher needs to be aware of"
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People often cite the lower cost of living, better quality of life and a more Thai-style existence as reasons to be based outside the capital.
A summary of the current situation regarding vaccines for expats
How to deal with unruly students, cultural differences to watch out for and more.....
When drinking nights turn sour
Transfer news and general news, etc from Samut Prakan City FC (April to July 2021)
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Every teacher has made mistakes - including you!
It helps to think back to my own past school experiences.
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