Teaching English in Thailand Review: 7th Grade (M1)

I wanted to take some time today to reflect on all six of my classes during my year here at Attamit (my school’s name). I have taught grades 7-9, so here are my thoughts as well as survey data I compiled from students during the final class. Each grade is broken up between Groups A & B, with group A tending to have stronger learners.

M1 (7th Grade) Group A: For the most part, these kids meant well and wanted to learn. They are just too young of an age group for me and I don’t have the patience for their childish behavior. The noise level is also too great. Especially since I had them as the last period half the time, plus the noise level, this was the class I felt I wanted to pss out in. Would I teach them again? If they were 3-4 years older and more settled. And if I wanted to be an English teacher again, which I don’t.

What Students Think:

“On a scale of 1 to 10, does Mr. Kingston encourage you to perform better?” 8.5

Please rate Mr. Kingston and his class: 8.8

M1 (7th Grade) Group B: A challenging group that was noisy and uninterested in learning, for the most part. I failed to make them better. At the end of the school year, it was still “talk, talk, talk” “play, play, play” during their foreign teacher classes. I wouldn’t touch most of them with a 10 foot stick. And I refuse to take responsibility for them for another year.

What Students Think:

“On a scale of 1 to 10, does Mr. Kingston encourage you to perform better?” 7.9

Please rate Mr. Kingston and his class: 7.5

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