My students are the sole element that made my time in Thailand fully complete. I’ve never had a job prior to this that excited and inspired me so when I awoke each morning. If I was homesick, actually sick, or simply in a bad mood, I could always count on my students to cheer me up.
Every time I walked into the classroom, someone screamed, “PLEASE STAND UP!” Followed by, “GOOOOD MORNING, TEACHA!” It was intensely refreshing being faced with a group of young humans who were so genuinely and collectively happy to be right where they were at any given moment. And better yet, I was in charge of what and how they would learn that day? Bring it on.
I was lucky enough to teach the same group of about 110 students for my entire 3 semester stint at Amnuayvidhya School. I moved with them from second to third grade and enjoyed watching them blossom socially, mentally, physically and educationally.