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Teaching English (and Gossip!) in Thailand

One thing you learn fairly quickly as a teacher in Thailand is that your local counterparts love a good gossip. They aren’t particularly fussed about who showed up late for […]

Teaching English in Thailand

I have a newfound respect for primary school teachers worldwide. Before I returned to Thailand and begged my old agency for a short-term placement in the midst of summer break, […]

Goodbye, Acne. Goodbye, China.

I just gave up the only job I’m probably ever going to have that requires me to work less than 20 hours a week, only eight months a year, and […]

Award: GoAbroad.com Blog of the Week

I’ve just returned from another blog-worthy weekend to the fantastic news that this here blog has been selected for another high honor – GoAbroad.com’s Blog of the Week! I promise, […]

Award: Best Teaching Abroad Blogs 2012

I won an award I didn’t know I was nominated for. The email came as a shock when I read, “Your blog has been selected by TeacherPort as one of the […]

I Miss My Ex, But Not All of It

After teaching in China, I’ve been forced to admit how much I didn’t enjoy teaching in Thailand. It’s like the opposite of the phrase, “You don’t know what you have […]

I’m Going to China!

Teacher Jess has officially become Professor Jess. Yep, I’ve just accepted a university teaching position in China! I know I’ve only been home for several weeks, and while the most […]

I’m Having My Cake & Eating it Too

I’m back! But I have to be honest with you – I’m not really here. No, I left my mind and my heart wandering around Southeast Asia. I was ready […]

A Losing Game in Thailand’s Schools

It’s final exam time at Suwannaphum Wittayalai, which means the end of the year is nearly here and students who haven’t come to class all term have decided to show […]

Unavoidable Karaoke: A Field Trip With Thai Students

After my first field trip with the school to Palio, I made a mental note to never participate in another one so far away. Then I heard the seniors were […]

Back in Tuscany: Little Italy in Thailand

It seems every country has an ode to Italy. The United States boasts the Venetian in Las Vegas, Manhattan’s Little Italy district, and Taylor Street in Chicago. There’s La Boca […]

A Day in the Life of a Thai student

If I were a typical eighth grader (Mattyam 2) at Suwannaphum Wittayalai High School, it’s likely this would be a routine day for me: I wake up when the roosters […]

Making a Difference

To be honest, I’ve been moping around for the past two weeks, telling you all that I’m tired of teaching, that I’m ready to just be traveling. The reason, I […]

How to Teach English Abroad: Decisions

Update: For a more concise, complete version of this article (with links to all the important stuff), please click here to view my five simple steps to finding a job in Asia, over […]

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