Postbox letter from Thomas
If Thailand is really serious about improving the quality of NES teachers here then they need to get serious about paying them properly. This would mean substantial increasing the salary for any teacher who obtain a teachers license but as we all know this is never going to happen.
Postbox letter from Captain Haddock
Unless you just want to have an adventure or get started in your career, for most graduates Thailand is a very unattractive place to work.
Postbox letter from Bob
30K is less than 1,000 dollars a month. It is not possible to live on it anywhere in Thailand and this includes Isaan now; unless like most workers I meet: you already have retirement money from another country, do one heck of a lot of tutoring and extra work on the side, or you are very lucky.
Postbox letter from Bigtown
I have come to realise that with the current pay and contract formats being offered, you would in effect be earning less than a full-time corporate Thai employee of a similar educational background, but without any perks.
Does your school require you to take part in out-of-hours activities?
What is your school's approach to making teachers attend extra-curricular activities and secondly, what is your attitude towards them?'
Postbox letter from Ken
I have been online teaching for some months now. Online teaching is life changing as there are so many advantages to doing it.
Another selection of links that will interest any teacher in Thailand
Wow! Time really flies doesn't it? It's almost the end of the year already but here's another selection of links to blogs and articles from the past few months that I think teachers and foreign expats might enjoy.
Postbox letter from NES Teacher
At the risk of adding fuel to the fire for those that like to shoot down the Filipinos (or other NNES) teaching staff - be careful
Postbox letter from Bill
It seems the teacher salaries are actually going down, and it's work ethics and attitudes such as that which contribute to it.
Postbox letter from Mike
I have and will argue until the end of time that most Filipino teachers are under-paid.