Pay rises and promotions

How to aim higher and enjoy a better quality of life as a teacher

I'm looking ahead to next year and thinking about how to get a pay rise and a promotion. You should be thinking about it too. So what are some of the ways to go about it?


I don't want to learn!

The biggest teaching hurdle: motivation

Motivation in the classroom, both from the teachers and the students, is essential for learning but it is a tricky balance to strike since the two are so interconnected; if the teacher loses motivation, so do the students and if the students lose motivation, so does the teacher.


Looking for private students

Part 1 of 10 ways to supplement your main teaching income

I started teaching in Thailand six years ago and now I am lucky enough to be the founder of one of Thailand's leading web and graphic design schools. Getting where I am now has taken a lot of hard work - but I now realize that there are many opportunities for teachers to supplement their main income like I did.


Government or private school?

Which one comes out on top for a teacher?

I have to remember that I can't just do things for anyone who asks, else I'll bleed dry in a hurry. I'm bad about always agreeing to do things, even if they cost me time and money to do so. There's a point where you must say no, like it or not.


Working smart, not working hard

Making the most of your teaching time

By paying more attention to your teaching hours and your overall availability, it's possible to juggle teaching jobs around and watch your monthly earnings soar.


Ask Joyce Armitage

When only a wise old head will do.

I am here to answer all those nagging ‘teacher etiquette’ questions that sometimes even your best friends and colleagues can’t or won’t answer. Please don’t be afraid to ask. With years of experience behind me, I’m hopeful that I can always come up with a solution that keeps a smile on everybody’s face and keeps the work-place harmonious. Best regards, Joyce Armitage


Do students in private language schools have the right to choose who teaches them?

Should the most popular teacher get the largest share of the work?

The student was not happy with this arrangement and asked the manager why I could not teach her. The manager replied, 'You learn with who I choose, not who you want. And I have chosen the other teacher.'


How can you find private students?

What works when it comes to marketing yourself as a private teacher?

Teaching private students in your home, or even in the local McDonalds, can be a great way to put five to ten thousand baht a month in the kitty. The problem for many teachers is how to find private students - and then how to keep them.

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