What if you were the Minister of Education?

A fun challenge to see if you, as a teacher, could do better.

Could you create the 'perfect' educational environment? In these positions, you'd have the power over some of the issues facing us every day as teachers, but not all. Some problems can only be addressed higher up the chain, at the ministry level.

My ideas for change


Having taught at government and private schools I echo the frustration of native English teachers when it comes to Thais being poor in English.

Thailand is just doing what Korea did


These complaints about the Ministry of Education's changes to teacher requirements remind me of my early teaching years in Korea, when Korea started cleaning things in their ESL education environment

What to do about lost documents?


I have now discovered that the university/college which provided the degree decided in 2001 to outsource their record keeping. My records along with a few hundred have been lost

A look back at 2014

From an education and news point of view

For foreign teachers working in Thailand, the coup had a number of knock-on effects which started with a couple of days off school as educational institutions were temporarily shut down to silence protests from educators and university students.

The TCT letter concerns

Licensed Teacher

The recent letter concerning the university letter for a teacher's license is not new. It is being reinforced.

The teaching diploma

Improving your long-term career prospects

A look at the tightening restrictions in the Thailand TEFL industry and getting yourself diploma certified.

Work permits for teachers


My interpretation of the current rules concerning teacher licenses and work permits

Another swipe at the system

I know I'm not the first to write about the education system in Thailand

Last week I was sat down by my managers (yes, this required all three of them) with minutes to go before the bell for first lesson and was told that my teaching style is not appropriate for the school. I had to clarify exactly what it was that they didn't like and was met with the response, "We don't want TEFL style teaching at our school."

Thailand, Asean and all that jazz


Well dear readers I think it is time for another letter in relation to Asean, The Thai Education System and the fact that Thailand (in my opinion) is heading for a huge disaster upon the arrival of the Asean Community and all that it is supposed to bring to Thailand.

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