Monthly Archives: August 2011

Thai traditional play

I had the pleasure this week of returning to Ban Nong Pruue School, and it was Friday again, but last time I didn’t notice that before schooo this is the day for traditional Thai play. My host teacher explained and … Continue reading

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Season of moral education

It’s “Buddhist lent” Khao Pansa (and as I’m just getting on to these things, that may be the name of the day it starts or the whole three month period) but anyway the Ministry of Education distributed materials to teachers … Continue reading

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The Bus Ride to School

I ride with the students to the high school on the Thai version of a school bus. My driver stops at my house sometime between 7 and 7:30. I try to be outside waiting for him when he arrives, but … Continue reading

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Margie’s Bday in BKK and Another Teaching Joy

Saturday headed to Bangkok Sat about noon, spent the evening w. friends Margie and Kitcha (who was also my Thai teacher in our training months). Kitcha lives in BKK so he’s a great source of restaurant recommendations, as in this … Continue reading

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Student Enthusiasm for Learning Floats My Boat

It’s been two months and a scrap since the school year opened and I’ve gotten to know my students. At first the activities I planned for them were a mix of too easy and too hard, but I was paying … Continue reading

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I Accidentally Invite Myself to Spend a Day at my Counterpart’s House

My cooperating teacher has encouraged me to come to her home on a Friday and spend a Saturday with her and her family, as that way we’d have time for more study of Thai. That’s a good point, but based … Continue reading

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