Steve Crawford's blog on Ajarn.com
The system is in one big mess
Things that seemed like a good idea at the time
It's about time there was an update on the much-criticized teacher licencing laws. Please try not to laugh too loud.
Those crazy government officials
Just when you thought it couldn't get any crazier
Once again, a high level government official has given an answer that doesn’t care one whit about reality on the ground, in the real Thai world. And who cares that, within a few years, Thai children will have no native speakers to teach them in the public schools?
Know your rights as a teacher in Thailand
I have always been amazed by how little most foreigners and Thai people know about Thai Labor Law. Why wouldn’t you want to know what your rights are under the law?
There's someone in the house!
When things go bump in the night.
I thought I would share the story of a recent break in, at my house, in an effort to show the fine police work that our boys in brown are doing and to let you know that hope in the criminal justice system of Thailand is alive and well
Any truth in the rumors?
It's about time we analyzed what the bar-stool experts are saying
There seem to be a lot of rumors floating around these days about how the teacher licensing requirements set forth by The Teachers Council of Thailand have changed.
Aim high, fly high, be united
A.K.A. Attarax is your friend
A report from a well-attended academic event in Bangkok
Studying for an online degree
What are your options if you need to get a degree pdq
I know a few foreign teachers who never finished their Bachelor Degree and they are a little stressed out about that fact, vis-à-vis the (not so) new teacher licensing regulations from The Teachers Council of Thailand.
An unexpected conversation
A little chit-chat down at the MOE
I was at a new housewarming party of an MOE official the other day and I had a very unexpected, but very pleasantly surprising, conversation.
A new academic year dawns
It's time to refill the marker pens and dust off the blackboards
It’s the new academic year and this one feels a little different than last year. Aphisit’s campaign promise of slashing tuition and incidental fees for all Thai taxpayers has many government schools running scared.