David Walters's blog on Ajarn.com
Keeping your job application out of the bin
How to stand out from the job application crowd
Applying for jobs is always tedious and can take up copious amounts of time especially if you are tailoring each application for specific positions. I can't speak for all employers but for anyone applying for jobs I can offer advice based around what I look for when filling any position.
Should teachers plan?
Is lesson planning an absolute must?
Planning comes in all shapes and sizes and there are a myriad of planning templates online for every type of lesson. No matter what type of school you work in, you are sure to be writing lesson plans of some kind, but just how useful are they?
Tips on how to make your kids classes go smoothly
You need to know how to control kids better than they know how to control you. The way you control any class depends on what size class you have and also on the age of the children, but here are some tips on how to keep your class together.
Do bilingual children out-perform their monolingual peers?
What do research studies show?
Giving a child the chance to learn multiple languages from an early age is one of the most amazing gifts a parent can give. Being bilingual opens up so many more doors in life.
Finland leads the way in educational reform
What makes an education system great?
The best education systems come from richer countries with better support systems throughout the country as a whole. Money is clearly a big influence on the quality of education, so where does that leave Thailand?
The hero of sustainability
The construction of Grand Canal Land's 615m Super Tower in Rama 9 has just started and it leads me to think about why it is such an obsession for us to build so high.
How to make teaching phonics effective and fun
I have had the privilege of seeing children taught phonics in many different schools, ranging from international schools, bilingual, Thai schools and even language schools. I have seen Phonics taught brilliantly at times and at other times not so well.
Jolly Phonics songs
Songs that are standing the test of time
The Jolly Phonics songs have been around for over two decades now and although they have become a little dated, as a Synthetic Phonics teaching aid it has impressively withstood the test of time. I wish I could say the same for the scheme too but unfortunately it falls well short of the reliability of the songs themselves.
Khao Pad Malang
Why I decided to start eating insects
I have a pretty healthy diet. I exercise a lot, I don't smoke or drink and I much prefer a good dinner to a piece of cheesecake or an ice cream, so giving up beef was purely to do with its environmental impact.