Cycles of Poverty
Postbox letter from Robert
Wealthy foreign businessmen and women own a number of pseudo-International schools in Thailand and they charge the locals exorbitant tuition fees.
Does the culture need to change?
Postbox letter from Philip
My teacher friend has seen teachers hit a student and another teacher call a young child 'crazy' because they didn't understand the question and asked for help
Why education reform in Thailand is imminent
The Thai MOE surely has to begin the formal development of rules and regulations.
If the Thai education system was in fact reformed where certifications and teachers qualifications were vetted, then so-called teachers would indeed have to resort to “flipping burgers” in their native countries simply because they have no real qualifications to represent themselves as teachers.
The Thailand education system: An opportunity for reform
Thailand has a huge opportunity to revamp its educational structures and teaching methodologies.
To be successfully implemented, there have to strong guidelines and rules for all three actors, the students, the teachers and the parents.
Motivating Thai students to use English
Postbox letter from Warisa
The main issue occurring in all places is the inability to utilize the language efficiently in all skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking)
Some teachers do want change
Postbox letter from CS
I understand the people who say it is wrong to change the Thai education system or to want to change it and that you should just go with it but.....
Teaching in Thailand post COVID-19
The 'new normal'
What does the future hold for education in Thailand? With the “new normal” in full swing, a “tourism reset” on the way, will there be any other meaningful changes in education, as some are hoping for?
The accidental whistle blower
Distance learning TV and the toppling of Kru Wang
If we're going to be pointing a condescending finger at one teacher in one video at one moment in time then we should maybe look into a mirror and point it at ourselves, too.
Investing in people or rolling out policies?
Let's evaluate what happens here in Thailand as something we can learn from rather than condemn.
I firmly believe that we can look at Thailand and learn a lot about how we prepare our kids to enter society and live rewarding lives with the resources they have and priorities they live by.
The good, the bad and the virtuous!
By just being here, you are making the education system better.
I've isolated the most compelling reasons why people teach long-term in Thailand and there are four of them as far as I can see... we like doing it, we can do it, we get paid for doing it, and 'purpose'.