Teaching in Thailand with Aspergers

Ever thought about trading in your daily grind for exotic adventures and teaching English in the Land of Smiles? Well, I did just that – all the while doing the cha-cha with Asperger's!

Imagine, every day is a spicy som tam salad of experiences, where you're never quite sure if you’re the teacher or the student. With my trusty sidekick, Asperger's, we took on Thailand's vibrant classrooms – a kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, and unique challenges. Teaching here is not just about conjunctions and verb tenses; it's leading a full-on educational conga line!

My first big revelation was how universally heartwarming a child’s laughter is – it cuts through any sensory overload like a hot knife through mango sticky rice. The key is embracing the unpredictability. Creating lesson plans that have flexibility built in like an acrobat means that no two days are the same, and boy, do my Aspie traits actually help keep things structured yet spontaneous!

Then there's the art of communication – not just the language barrier, but the whole nine yards. Weaving through cultural nuances, non-verbal cues, and the dance of social interaction takes some fancy footwork. But guess what? Those wizard-like focus powers often tagged 'Asperger’s traits' let me deep-dive into Thailand's unique communication style.

Finally, navigating the sensory marketplace of experiences, from bustling streets to classroom celebrations, gives 'living in the moment' an entirely new perspective. With mindfulness and a dash of humor, those sensory fireworks became a cause for celebration – a symphony of experiences only enhanced by my Asperger’s lens.

So, in conclusion (cue dramatic flourish, venture into the heart of Thailand and its classrooms? Check! Do it with Asperger’s adding color to every corner? Double Check! It's a journey filled with more twists and turns than a Bangkok street market, but oh, is it worth it! Until next time, keep your pencils sharp and your sense of adventure sharper!

Obie


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