To Say Goodbye

To Say Goodbye

After spending a year teaching English at a primary school in the province of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, WorldTeach volunteer Noam Szoke has returned home to San Francisco. In this blog post, he reflects upon his work in Thailand, and the amazing experiences and...
Jazz Chants in the Classroom

Jazz Chants in the Classroom

Teaching rarely looks the same from one classroom to the next. Some teachers lecture, some discuss, some dig in to activities with their students and others take a different approach based on their own interests. Noam, a WorldTeach Thailand volunteer, explains how he...
There is Always Room

There is Always Room

During her WorldTeach experience, Caitlyn realized that family takes on a whole new meaning in Thailand.   One of the best things about living in teacher housing for the past year has been living in such an inclusive community. I live in a two-family house and our...
Weekends: Thai-Style

Weekends: Thai-Style

While our volunteers spend most of their time in the classroom, there are plenty of oppertunities on the weekends to relax and explore the area. Below, current Thailand volunteer Kerry Tanney describes a trip to see some local attractions, including a dried-up...
I teach Kindergarten?!?

I teach Kindergarten?!?

Our WorldTeach volunteer Noam Szoke gives us a taste of this experience in his recent blog post. While teaching in Thailand, Noam was forced to step out of his “teaching comfort zone” and instruct younger students – something he never thought he...
Living, Breating, and Eating Isaan

Living, Breating, and Eating Isaan

A big part of cultural adjustment, enjoyment, and sometimes difficulty for all of our volunteers revolves around food and the daily diet in a new environment where cuisine, traditions around eating, and available produce differ dramatically from those we are...