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teaching in thailand

Teach Abroad Myth Revealed

Today’s article is written for the Reach To Teach Teach Abroad Blog Carnival, a monthly series that focuses on providing helpful tips and advice to ESL teachers and travelers around the […]

Tourism Authority of Thailand Contest: Meant to Move to Isaan

Happy Tuesday! I have a big favor to ask of you. Below is an excerpt from my entry into a contest run by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The challenge […]

Angry Teacher

I’m trying not to lose my patience with high schoolers, but it’s happening. It’s nearing the end of the year, and they’re just as eager to finish school as I […]

Christmas in Thailand

On December 22, the day before I was to leave for the beach, our English department hosted an all-day show. When it comes to entertainment, the Thais don’t mess around. The […]

Paper Politics in Thailand

Teachers aren’t supposed to have favorites, I know, but if all of my classes could be like my Matyam 2/1, they would all be my favorite. I call this my […]

Loy Krathong

“Do you feel like the king and queen?” I asked Jon Watkins, the other foreign English teacher at my high school in Suwannaphum, Thailand. We thought we had missed celebrating […]

Dressing for a Wedding in Thailand

I had a Cameron Diaz moment. Finding a dress for last weekend’s wedding had me feeling like her character in The Sweetest Thing. In true procrastinator form, I waited until […]

Structure & Mayhem in Thailand’s Schools

Welcome to Thai education, where the chaos is somehow organized; the clocks disappear; and the only rule is there are no rules. Show up to class twenty minutes late. Let […]

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