For an expat living in Thailand, or one looking to relocate, teaching English in Thailand is probably one of the few, albeit popular legal jobs that you can do. Every new year sees thousands of foreigners packing up their bags in search of adventure and a new life in this exotic paradise.
"Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me."— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Teachers’ perceptions and attitudes have a strong impact on the learning space’s educational and social climate (Vollmer, 2000), and their knowledge, skills, and attitudes are closely interrelated (Bloom, 1956) and both are likely to affect learning space practice (Banks, 2004; den Brok, Bergen, & Brekelmans, 2006). Teachers are expert professionals, knowledgeable, and are granted creative autonomy in the learning space of creative class (Florida, 2002) require creative teaching that emphasizes learning for deeper understanding, rather than mastery of lower-order facts and skills (Bereiter, 2002; Kafai & Resnick, 1996). Teaching in multi-cultural learning space especially requires specific competencies in creating positive teacher-student relations and achieving student engagement (Dubbeld, et al., 2019).
First up this morning was the Biology undergraduate from Beijing who worries far too much about the difference between the Past Perfect tense and its Past Simple counterpart.
There are many professions which man has adopted according to his knowledge and ability. A profession is an occupation that seeks to regulate itself by (a) developing a consensus concerning what its practitioners must know and be able to do and (b) developing an accreditation and licensing system to ensure the transmission of that knowledge and skill (Wise, 2005). A person can adopt any profession depends upon his aptitudes and capability. All profession is important for human development but teaching is the profession which can lead people to its stairways of success. According to the respected A. P. J. Abdul Kalam teaching is a noble profession because teachers must go beyond the fullest of having a great effort to deliver a good quality of education to educate their students. Teaching as a profession requires great motivation and moral strength, it aims at enlightening and contentment of mind in men broadens and illuminates the corners of human hearts and minds. Teaching has been one profession that has maintained its sanctity right from its inception (Raman, 2014). Let me say that teaching is the profession which shows man the road which leads him to God as the teacher touches not only the mind of the learners but also their heart. Effective teachers motivate students by helping them get hooked on learning, a habit that will satisfy for a lifetime (Reifman, 2008). If we have the jar of heart to teach, a mission and vision in life to share our knowledge to our students then it’s our vocation to reap a good fruit through students who gain knowledge and discover their capabilities from our guidance.
The most misunderstood aspect of education is the stressed importance of standardized testing. It's reached the point where the only "accurate" means of evaluation in schools, are high-stakes tests that inaccurately categorize students as either winners or losers. Students and teachers have made it abundantly clear over the years, that this practice needs to stop. However, when it comes to education, schools are ruled by the system.