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”
Dear Edinburgh, When I first arrived, I was yearning for a new experience. For years I read of your hauntings, history, and entangling stories. There was Mary… Read more “Dear Edinburgh…”
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.
People say how lucky I am that I’m living my dream. Teaching abroad is what I’ve always wanted to do, right? When I was little, I admit… Read more “It Isn’t My Dream Job…”
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”
You don’t realize how much you miss something or how much it was a part of you until you taste it once again after several months. Okay,… Read more “Cure-All Answer: Tea”
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”
Teaching… it’s a love / hate relationship. Some days you’re amazed you’re kids are understanding so much material. Then the next day, it all comes crashing down… Read more “Teaching Abroad… Love / Hate Relationship”
Education is taken seriously in Thailand. They push their students further each year. Children begin learning English at a young age now, and some schools have programs… Read more “Getting Ready to Teach (Visiting School and Documentation)”