I'm a newbie English teacher here in Los - work in a Government School in Kalasin and have been there since the beginning of the semester.
I'm enjoying the job and was asked to compile mid-term tests for my 1000 plus M3/4 students.
After marking them I was asked by the Director to offer retests to the failees - over 400
I did as was asked and to my surprise about 50 or 60 did not want a retest.
Is there anyone who has had a similar experience?
For the rest of the year do I try and ignore them and concentrate on the interested students - I have about 60 per class - or is it worth
trying to get them back with the program?
Last edited by Spurs Fan; 8th August 2012 at 07:30.
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
60 plus students means the school admin either doesn't know shit about education or is a bent fucker only interested in lining his pockets...or both...most likely both...
your decision...should you choose to make it...is to either understand where you are and act accordingly(have as much fun with the kids as you can and collect the paycheck) or find another school where the admin at least attempts to make it look like they give a damn(that means classes with 30 or less)...
FYI...in case you didn't know...Kalasin is the most corrupt province in all of Thailand...
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That's what I thought. Thicko.
Am I the only one who noticed that Phil Hall is an anagram for Phailll? Maybe that's why so many students didn't pass.
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If you rearrange the letters in Kalasin it spells Kalupshin.
You describe a universal problem which is why we have schools and teachers. Move on to the next lesson and don't think about those that failed. You may be able to inspire a few of them and then next year you will have another batch to work with. Of all my years of schooling, I remember only a few of my teachers. The rest are a blur. The ones I remember brought humor to the lesson and showed me a different way to look at the world than all my textbooks before had done. Educate, entertain and have a beer in the evening.