Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Teaching In Thailand/Parent Night Powerpoint

Where I teach Wednesday

I had to join up with Blog Hoppin' for 'Where I teach Wednesday'.  Previously, I had a request from a reader to write about what it is like teaching at an International School in Thailand.  So, I guess now is the time!  I am just sorry I took so long.

Biking through the rice fields.
Teaching internationally is wonderful.  I am a traveler at heart and it suits me perfectly.  Working in international schools, I have found that the teachers both work hard, but also play hard.  We have more vacations typically than when I taught in the US, with a vacation of 10+ days in October, 3 weeks at Christmas, and 2 weeks in April as well as 6-7 weeks in the summer. (We still do teach 180 days though!)  So, that affords us with lots of opportunities to travel.  So far, we travelled to some of the islands of Thailand, gone to Bali, and made it to either Ireland or the US each summer.

Mt. Batur, Bali, Indonesia
Thailand is a beautiful country.  We live and work in Chiang Mai, which is surrounded by both mountains and forests.  Our school is located outside of the city in a beautiful wooded setting.  One thing you might find the most interesting, is that we live on campus at the school.  On campus there is a hotel,  a spa, two restaurants and a cafeteria.  We also have a farm, a cooking school, tennis courts, a workout room, daily yoga and a driving range on campus.  However, one of the best things is that our children get to go to the school for free.

My daughter feeding the rabbits at the farm.
Making curry paste
My husband and I taking cooking lessons at the cooking school.
So, we're in the middle of our 2nd week of school already.  How about you?  Have you started school?

Our Back to School Night, or Parent Night, is tomorrow.  I thought I would share one of my previous Parent Night Power Points with all of you.  I am sure most of you are more creative than this, but it might spark some ideas or help at least one busy teacher out there work smarter and not harder. I took out all the personal information and all of the clipart, as I don't have time to find out if I have all free images.  However, here is an outline for you and you should be able to edit it and make it your own.  Unfortunately in the conversion to a google doc - the font and format have changed.  

I am looking forward to reading all of your posts!  If you want to know more about teaching internationally and how you can do it too, just leave a comment.

CLICK ON THIS LINK - Parent Night Power Point Outline


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