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

Christian Thai Teacher for International School

฿18,000+ / month

Chiang Rai


Elementary Teacher at WASC Accredited International School

฿90,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Conversation Teachers for October

฿35,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES English Teachers

฿50,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES English Teacher

฿60,000+ / month

Pathum Thani


Art Teacher for Early Years and Primary Years

฿30,000+ / month

Chon Buri


Featured Teachers

  • Saikrishna


    Indian, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sujoy


    Indian, 39 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • David


    Australian, 71 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Sajid


    Bangladeshi, 39 years old. Currently living in Bangladesh

  • Olivia


    Filipino, 41 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Mark


    Filipino, 29 years old. Currently living in Philippines

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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?


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.


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?


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

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


Need Thailand insurance?

Need Thailand insurance?

Have a question about health or travel insurance in Thailand? Ricky Batten from Pacific Prime is Ajarn's resident expert.