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— Teachers playing games in the classroom and first lesson memories
Classroom games - Do they have their place or is it just the teacher monkeying around to keep the students happy?
First lesson memories - Do you remember the first time you ever stepped foot into a Thai classroom? Nervous? Unprepared? Underpaid? All of the above?
— Teaching opportunities
Recently added - An international school in Phuket is offering 30K per month for shadow teachers at the primary level. There are some positions for reading / EFL teachers in Chiang Mai and Udon Thani (40K) A well-known private school chain has 400 baht an hour work in Nakhon Pathom and there's an opening for a head of foreign teaching staff in Bangkok (65K)
Post your resume - we're in the peak season for teacher recruitment so make sure to put your resume on Ajarn so schools can find you!
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— Is there a worst start to a trip than losing your passport on the plane?
Phil Hall's back! - He's returning to Thailand with his wife and son for a holiday. He might even reconnect with some of his old teaching colleagues at the school in North-East Thailand, where he worked for 18 months. But there's one minor problem - Phil's son has lost his passport!
Cost of Living - Let's move away from Thailand again and see what Joey is up to in Seoul, Korea, where he makes 120,000 baht a month + housing allowance. The city seems to have a lot going for it if you can pull in enough money.
— Some of my new school year resolutions
It's a new school term! - and some of Richard's new term resolutions include deciding how much technology to use in the classroom, managing time more efficiently and sharing ideas with other teachers more often.
Thai education - "For expats who teach English in Thailand, it’s too easy to point out all the ways where Thais have gone wrong" says Mark Newman
— "I love my new apartment for the extra 4,000 baht a month!"
Cost of living - Brian works at a university in Bangkok for a 42,000 baht salary but tops it up to 75K with private students and some online teaching. Despite Bangkok becoming more expensive, surely 75,000 is enough for a decent standard of living?
— Let's hear it for the teachers' room
The staffroom - "why do so many schools not appreciate the value of a good teachers' room?" asks teacher trainer, Steve Louw. "It's a place where magical things can happen!"
Hot seat interview - Corrie T has been a teacher at an Islamic school in Pattani Province since October 2018. Let's find out what's it like to work there compared to a regular Thai school?
— Lee's amazing TEFL journey
It started in Thailand - but Lee's TEFL career has taken him from Bangkok to the lucrative Middle East, back home to The USA, a second stint in Thailand, before finally deciding to settle and work in China.
Noisy classrooms - Parin Hemtanon shares eight techniques for when the noise levels and disruption in your classroom are becoming unbearable. They've certainly worked for him!
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Iranian, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand
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Ukrainian, 24 years old. Currently living in Ukraine
Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Thailand
Filipino, 25 years old. Currently living in Thailand
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South African, 31 years old. Currently living in South Africa
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The Killer Wasps are in town - with hopefully not much of a sting!
The nightmare of losing a passport - before you even get to Thailand!
Improve my board work, use time more efficiently and avoid last minute rushes.
A recent visit to a private Bangkok hospital
The common types of accidents and risks in Thailand for expats and travelers alike
It's the peak recruitment season for teachers in Thailand - so boost your employment chances!
Why do so many schools not recognize the importance of a good teachers' room?
From Saudi to Thailand to China (and a bit of America in-between)
8 classroom management strategies to regain control of your noisy classroom