John Wolcott

John Wolcott's blog on Ajarn.com


Why studying photography has helped me become a better teacher

Recompose, refocus and reshoot

Like learning photography, becoming a better teacher is more about learning from mistakes than it is delivering perfect lessons every single time.


Building rapport in the classroom

How to get students to find out who you really are?

Let's face it. There's a stereotype that comes with being a male English teacher in Thailand. That is, we're all sex-tourists.


Three ways to keep your composure in the classroom

How to get over that first day 'stage-fright'

We've all had the first-day jitters as new teachers working for a school or language facility. We've all fumbled over grammar points or have been unable to answer a student's question on the spot.


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    Canadian, 40 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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The Hot Spot


Will I find work in Thailand?

Will I find work in Thailand?

It's one of the most common questions we get e-mailed to us. So find out exactly where you stand.


Need Thailand insurance?

Need Thailand insurance?

Have a question about health or travel insurance in Thailand? Walter van der Wal from Pacific Prime is Ajarn's resident expert.


Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

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Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

Before you go pounding the streets, check out our guide and know what to look out for.


Can you hear me OK?

Can you hear me OK?

In today's modern world, the on-line interview is becoming more and more popular. How do you prepare for it?


Teacher mistakes

Teacher mistakes

What are the most common mistakes that teachers make when they are about to embark on a teaching career in Thailand? We've got them all covered.


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?