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Teach in Thailand

From Teaching English Abroad to Teaching English at Colorado State

Last year at this time, I was celebrating my 27th birthday with these adorable Thai kids who brought me a cake and told me I was old: Those of you […]

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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 […]

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Why I (Almost) Never Book in Advance

This article was written with inspiration from the Reach To Teach: Teach Abroad Blog Carnival, a monthly series that focuses on providing helpful tips and advice to ESL teachers around […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

I feel like a celebrity when…

-students part ways, separating a path like water around an island, so I can walk through. -students “sneak” photographs of me on their phones while I’m teaching. -random locals shout […]

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 […]

Teacher, Speak Thai!

My vocabulary is growing quite nicely, no thanks to the untouched audio CD I purchased before I came to Thailand, nor the free copy of Rosetta Stone still in its […]

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 […]

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