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EDUCATION Jurin wants school closure policy review
11 May 2013 : Democrat Party list-MP Jurin Laksanavisit says the government's focus is too narrow in its push to close small schools, and is urging a policy review.
23 Mar 2013 : HANOI : Thailand and the Philippines will sign a teacher exchange agreement in the next two months.
08 Feb 2010 : NAKHON RATCHASIMA : The families of students at Nakhon Ratchasima College say they are deep in debt after paying fees to the school which is now at risk of being shuttered.
07 Feb 2010 : Last week I attended the wedding in inner-city Bangkok of a former staff member and her long-term boyfriend. I should have been happy, but I wasn't.
04 Feb 2010 : A swimming instructor in Chiang Mai knows just how helpful swimming coaching can be for helping disabled and special needs children.
31 Jan 2010 : It is 9:30am in a hotel in the far, far northeast of Thailand, last Sunday to be exact. In 15 minutes I have to be onstage to give a speech, and I have detoured into the hotel's all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast.
26 Jan 2010 : At an auditorium at the Thailand Creative & Design Centre (TCDC), a painting of the smiling face of a man encircled by roses was shown to the audience. Philip Yenawine, the speaker of the day, asked his audience to take a moment to look at the picture, and then he posed the following question: "What is going on in this picture?"
In My OPINION
26 Jan 2010 : The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (Padi), as well as the British Army, uses this System Approach to Training for its instructional requirements, so there's a good chance it could work for Thailand's education sector too.
26 Jan 2010 : Research concerning the role played by motivation in effective learning typically examines only the motivation to attend a learning session, to remain during the learning session and to make the most of what is being taught.
Teaching with HEART
26 Jan 2010 : Humans naturally crave compliments. No one likes it when others pass nasty remarks about him or her. On the most miserable day, one yearns to hear a friendly remark. Words are a powerful tool that teachers should use to elevate the classroom climate, making it more conducive to learning. In contrast, non-complimentary words can negatively affect the learning environment and students' emotional well-being.
26 Jan 2010 : Quality educational reforms are on-going processes. In schools, the average length of curricular development lies between one and five years, but national reforms take place about every 10 years.
THE CHINGCHOK Hunter
26 Jan 2010 : I have a question for you, the answer to which I will give you at the end of this article. You are on a boat looking for a school of fish when your sonar finally finds a school. It emits a "ping" that travels at the speed of sound, which is about 1,500 metres per second in water, and the reflected sound is received half a second later. Using the formula distance equals to speed multiplied by time, work out how deep the fish are, but be careful - there is a catch (pun intended).