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


Below is the survey data complied from student responses. They are broken up by class (M1A &M1B [7th Grade], M2A & M2B [8th Grade], M3A & M3B [9th Grade]) Data is entered twice for each class, the one on top of each tab is the raw data, the one on the bottom of each tab has responses rearranged to make the graphs [Strongly Agree, Agree, Neutral etc.] look orderly.

Below are the student surveys for M1 [7th Grade], note a few letters to individual students are attached on the bottom of the M1B file.

3 thoughts on “Teaching English in Thailand Review: 7th Grade (M1)

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