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A small price for luxury

Throughout the 5 months I’ve lived in Thailand, I’ve been constantly amazed by how cheap it is to survive is this beautiful country. My rent and utilities are dirt cheap. I ride public transportation to and from work for $0.16 … Continue reading

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Cuties

I’ve been trying to take as many class photos as possible since my time in Thailand nears an end. I think this photo illustrates all my favorite things about my past six months teaching. The enthusiasm. The energy. The little … Continue reading

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7 things my classroom says about me…

So I’ll admit it. I’ve been pretty bad at keeping a blog since I’ve been in Thailand. Particularly blog posts about my teaching life. In fact, I’ve been pretty much silent (and not for bad reasons!). There’s such a massive … Continue reading

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A barefoot teacher

Before moving to Thailand, I never gave much thought to my feet. The most attention I gave them was when I painted my toe nails or bought new shoes. But in general, my feet were one of those things I … Continue reading

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Learning to teach, teaching to learn

So it’s been a while since I last updated the blog. My apologies. I’m not dead. I’ve just been absurdly busy. My life has turned into lesson plans and worksheets and grammar books, with a little sleep and food thrown … Continue reading

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Fake it until you make it: week one of teaching ESL

English is a really hard language to teach. But seriously though. The way we spell English words isn’t consistent. We stress parts of our words (and parts of our sentences) at random. The sounds of our letters change from word-to-word … Continue reading

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