Classroom observations: what can be seen?

The difficult role of the observing teacher

Observed lessons are never representative of a teacher's practice. The teacher and students are unnerved by my presence, and things feel stilted. Even when the lesson does go well, I know I'm seeing only part of the whole.


Learn all your students' names?

Surely you can't be serious.

It's never been my intention to become best friends with any of my students but I truly believe that a good relationship and strong rapport with students is absolutely vital in order to begin being an effective teacher. If I ever expect to receive the respect of my students (which is all the time) then the obvious thing for me to do is give respect to them as early as possible.


Pronunciation issues of Thai learners

Postbox letter from WAG

I’m predominantly focusing on the non pronunciation of “s” when it’s in the final position (ending of the word), I’m fully aware this is an issue at all levels of learners & speakers, however, I’m only concerned with primary age learners.


Showing 3 tagged items out of 3 total Page 1 of 1



Featured Jobs

Full-time Native French Teachers

฿45,000+ / month

Bangkok


Science Teachers

฿42,300+ / month

Thailand


Grade 4 Homeroom Teacher

฿50,000+ / month

Chiang Rai


Teacher of Sciences

฿92,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Instructor

฿40,000+ / month

Bangkok


Math, Physics, Chinese, Computer Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Cecil


    French, 41 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Artem


    Russian, 34 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • George


    British, 39 years old. Currently living in United Kingdom

  • Graham


    Irish, 27 years old. Currently living in Vietnam

  • Chacha


    Indonesian, 25 years old. Currently living in Indonesia

  • Maudy


    Zimbabwean, 35 years old. Currently living in Zimbabwe

The Hot Spot


Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?


Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

If you like visiting ajarn.com and reading the content, why not get involved yourself and keep us up to date?


The cost of living

The cost of living

How much money does a teacher need to earn in order to survive in Thailand? We analyze the facts.


The Region Guides

The Region Guides

Fancy working in Thailand but not in Bangkok? Our region guides are written by teachers who actually live and work in the provinces.


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.


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.