Toning appearances down for the classroom
I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area, where meeting someone with an outlandish appearance - even a teacher - is an everyday occurrence. Stretched earlobes, nose-rings, long pink dreadlocks, within the Bay Area culture, alternative was normal.
Postbox letter from Jack
I personally prefer the business casual look, it looks more confident, but still professional enough to set one apart from the common tourist.
Call out the fashion police!
Nobody is saying teachers should be suited and booted like city slickers but there are a few instances where I’ve had to laugh or just shake my head at what I’ve seen.
Does a teacher need to look like a teacher?
As teachers in Asia we are part of the 'tribe' of professional educators and are therefore expected to look like we belong. I think that many experienced teachers here will agree that the effort pays off.
When a young teacher fears students have lost his respect
As Ajarn.com is in the business of providing advice to ESL teachers, I have a new warning when it comes to hair choices. Stay away from the top knot!
Fashion tips for the female EFL teacher
What to wear and what not to wear in the classroom. A guide for lady teachers.
This is when Thai culture can really catch us unaware
Thailand has entered a month of mourning following the death of His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch. So what does that mean for us foreigners? How will this period of mourning affect us?
What I did right and what I did wrong
When I moved to Bangkok last October, I wasn't really sure what I was doing. Looking back, nine months later, I can honestly say that I did some things right and other things I did completely wrong! Maybe you can learn from my mistakes.
Postbox letter from Sarah
Don't waste your money buying pants. Maybe the school you work at will not be as strict with this policy, but unless you have overwhelming feelings about this topic, buy skirts and dresses to be on the safe side.
Pay close attention to what you carry those textbooks in
Fashion guru, Sebastian Hawkes, joins ajarn.com to cast a critical eye over what teachers should be carrying their stuff in this coming Fall. Could it be time to ditch the backpack for something more trendy?