We recently asked 10 English Teachers in Thailand to tell us their tips on how to be a successful teachers in Thailand.
Here are the top 10 tips:
Jemima Louise Pollitt
Bring cakes and stuff for the teachers. A way to a Thais heart is through their stomach!
Ben Van Den Bergh
Don’t be arrogant. Arrogance is a bane on most society, you are not special you are not the best thing Thailand has seen and if you think you are you’re gonna have a bad time.
Learn Thai and make friends with the teachers at your school. The relationships you develop through this will add great value to your experience.
Murray Neil Clampett
Just, like, chill out, bro
Patience, acceptance, love and understanding.
Never take what happens in the classroom personally. Absolute #1
Forget everything you think you know! All the preparation in the world cannot prepare you for what you are about to experience.
Take it as it comes day by day
Every now and then, stop and try look at the streets and surrounds with the perspective of when you just arrived, if it hasn’t been too long since last doing this, you can keep jumping back and reap a little of the initial excitement to spice things up a bit. Routine is killer or you wouldn’t be here
Because classes can either go wrong, or you may have to teach a class last minute, have a few games stored in memory that you can always play.
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