Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends. Back home, lights adorn the streets and shops. Houses are nestled amidst the faze of cold winter…… Read more “Christmas Abroad”
How many of you admit you’re chunky? Maybe have a few extra pounds? How many of you call yourself fat? How many of you don’t like talking…… Read more “My Fat Ass In Thailand”
Before visiting Thailand, you need to update a lot of your vaccinations. You can do it when you arrive or before you leave. Doing it in Thailand…… Read more “Vaccinations for Thailand”
Documents are the most important aspect when it comes to legally teaching abroad. These ensure that you have the credentials to teach English as a second language,…… Read more “Documents and Course Work Needed to Teach in Thailand”
Sometimes when you’re a teacher, everything seems to go wrong. The kids are rowdy, they randomly cry, they’re dancing everywhere, or they’re not listening. It was like…… Read more “Take The Break! Fun 21st Century Videos!”
Your first year of teaching, whether it be at home or in a foreign country, will be challenging. One good way to get kids up, moving, and…… Read more “Educational Videos for Primary 1 Students”
Teaching abroad isn’t going to be like what you expected. There will be ups and downs. You’ll feel as if you’re failing all the time. What you think is best for your kids is sometimes impossible to carry out due to the culture.
The one way I’ve been able to release some of the built up stress is writing to my grandparents. They don’t always have access to their emails or Facebook, so the old fashioned letter writing works best. It’s something which needs to come back. There’s more personality to it, and a greater sense of connection.
Here is one of the many letters I have sent back home about how it it’s actually like teaching in Thailand.
As a kid, I contemplated becoming a teacher. I played with toy animals teaching them and my little brother. It’s what thought I wanted to do, but…… Read more “It Takes One Semester”
Last Thursday was Scout Day at the school. I never knew how prevalent it was until I came here. To be honest, I didn’t even fathom Thailand…… Read more “Scout Day at School”
When you’re in front of a class teaching so many things run through your head. They don’t want to be here. Their body is here, but their…… Read more “Reality of Being a Teacher”
Last week, I had to think of a quick activity to do with my kids for 21st Century class. We’ve played hangman, red light / green light,…… Read more “21st Century Learning”