Rob Newman

Rob Newman's blog on Ajarn.com


Teacher contracts

Are they binding, and if so, how?

Let’s face it, when a teacher realizes they made a mistake by taking the job, or have suddenly found another school that will pay them more money, they will try to get out of the contract. Many just up and leave with no word or thought for the mess they are leaving behind.


The enigma of lesson plans

Why do teachers hate them?

The students are the ones that benefit most from a well prepared lesson plan. By the teacher preparing a lesson plan, the teacher is organizing their thoughts and ideas along with a coherent follow on from previous lessons.


Act professionally please

Why don't teachers act like teachers for a change?

Start looking at things from an employer’s point of view. Start thinking like a teacher, teaching isn’t a 9 - 5 job, it’s a profession taken up by people who want to educate young minds.


Featured Jobs

NES Teachers

฿43,000+ / month

Bangkok


Tutors for SAT and Test Prep

฿700+ / hour

Bangkok


Filipino English Teachers

฿20,000+ / month

Chon Buri


Non-NES Teachers

฿20,000+ / month

Saraburi


Full-time Native Chinese Teacher

฿43,000+ / month

Bangkok


Full-time Native Korean Teacher

฿47,500+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Aprilyn


    Filipino, 27 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Artem


    Russian, 32 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Cecil


    French, 40 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Carl


    British, 35 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

  • Ronelyn


    Filipino, 24 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Stephen


    British, 70 years old. Currently living in Indonesia

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Need Thailand insurance?

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Renting an apartment?

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


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Contributions welcome

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The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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


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.


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?


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.