I spend about a 1/3 of the day seeing, interacting and being around my students. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that teachers can have a profound impact on children.
Moving to Thailand and going through a company to find a teaching position sounds like a good idea until you arrive and see what's really about to go down. The program said we wouldn't be placed in major cities, which made sense because the major cities aren't the places where Native English Speakers (NES) are [...]
I spent the month of January teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam. The decision to go to Vietnam wasn't a spectacular revelation, nor was it a trip I planned on taking. Thailand's bordering countries are Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. Laos is a bit too untouched for me, Cambodia is a bit too [...]