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  1. Just out of curiosity, you drive a car and you ride a bike. So with the vast majority (70/80%) of accidents involve a motorcyclist. Shouldn't the cause of accidents be drunk riding and not drunk driving. Just Thought.
  2. Nearly all these trips are about learning and having enjoyment at the same time. As an example, We've just returned from our first trip for M3 and M6 students in 3 years. I did state Pattaya, which probably was wrong, as everybody only thinks of sex, when referring to Pattaya. But on our trip, we went to Silverlake Gardens(vineyards) they learnt how the grapes are grown and come from. We went nong hooch gardens, great learning experience for students (not the elephants rides of course). We went to Royal Navy sea turtle sanctuary and learn't about saving sea turtles at Sattahip and most of the students had their first experience of splashing about in the sea. You state " There are many educational places in our area for the kids to see", But by going to your educational places in your area, you can have accidents happen just as well. Even for most students going to and fro from school everyday is a major risk, with how thai adults drive today. In the last year we've had two of our students die in road accidents and it wasn't there fault. You can not wrap students up in cotton wool here, as they do in the western world today. When i was a student and a scout, we went on school field trips and camps and did things, which today you wouldn't dream of doing today. And the transport was not that clever then. At the end of the day it's like the saying < being in the wrong place at the wrong time>
  3. One of the main reason why the schools take the students so far is, because many of the students from the north have never been to the seaside. Many don't have the chance to go with parents because they are poor and the only chance is going with school. What normally happens with school tours if a school has them, many don't. Is that M1, M2, M4 and M5 students all go on day tours around their area (around the nearby province's). M3 and M6 students are given the longer tours because they are or might be leaving school for Unviersity (M6) technical college or just leaving to get a job or staying on (M 3).
  4. I travelled that section of the road at the weekend with my school on our way to a tour around Pattaya. It would not have been a day trip at all. My wife's friend died in the accident. What normally happens on these kind of school tours from the north to the south, and possibly vice verser, is that the Bus or buses leave the school between 6pm and 9pm and arrive at the destination in the early morning between 6am and 8am. Everyone then has a chance to shower and freshen up, before the official tour of the area begins. Then everyone sleeps overnight in the tour destination. The following day, we carry on with our tour, which is organised, so we are heading back all the time. We normally begin our final leg home in mid afternoon and arrive back at school between midnight and 3 am. From my experience with many schools trips like this, we have always had 2 drivers and we had plenty of pitstops (toilet breaks or to buy snacks) either way. As mentioned above, we travelled that section of the road both ways (5 buses), going we all arrived in convoy, but coming back we had problems only 3 buses arrive back in convoy, 2 of the buses developed clutch problems at different points of the journey. In the end, we all arrive home safely, with the last buses arrive 5 hours after the first.
  5. Me too, looks like he's heading for double stick too. He a lovely bloke if you know him
  6. "drunk minivan driven" How do you get a minivan drunk???
  7. Hi Everyone Last year i bought a red banana plant from the agricultural show in Khon Kaen, and we have just had fruit from it. The bananas tasted absolutely beautiful and people around here also liked them. The question i would like to ask is: Does anyone know where i can find a Banana farmer who grows them? , as i want to buy about 50 plants I don't want to, if i can help it, buy from the show again as they were expensive, about 250bahts each. From what i understand that the vast majority of stall holders (friut trees/ plants) don't grow them themselves. They buy from the farmer to sell on to the public. Thanks for any help Slappy
  8. still no nearer to finding out, why my emails just simple vanished and can not find out where they are, even though i followed the helpful advice above. Tried to ring Hotmail over the weekend, but nobody answered the phone call, had the phone ringing for over an hour, all i got "we are busy at the moment"!!
  9. Thanks for that, I tried that, but the 30 or so emails which suddenlly vanished are not in that list. They suddenly vanished after i clicked on and deleted the 9 i received last night. The 30 or so emails did not vanish into my delete box. the 8 i clicked on did vanish into my delete box.
  10. Hi Need urgent answers if possible, hope someone can help. This morning i opened my email account and between closing last night, and opening this morning i had 9 emails come into my email box. Which is the norm. i looked at each email to see where it came from (but did not open any) there was only one i wanted to open and look at later. So with the rest (8) i clicked on them individually and then i pressed delete and off they went. But within a second the rest of the emails ( about 30 ) in my inbox suddenly vanished. I then clicked onto my delete file and found the 8 emails which i had deleted. But the other 30 which suddenly vanished were not there. WHERE ARE THERE?. I have looked in all my boxes and all is normal with emails i have saved in different boxes from different people. The 30 or so emails which were stored in my inbox, which suddenly vanished and are not any other box. Can someone tell me where the might be and how can i recovery them. as some of them were important. Many thanks for your help. slappy
  11. Hi Need urgent answers if possible, hope someone can help. This morning i opened my email account and between closing last night, and opening this morning i had 9 emails come into my email box. Which is the norm. i looked at each email to see where it came from (but did not open any) there was only one i wanted to open and look at later. So with the rest (8) i clicked on them individually and then i pressed delete and off they went. But within a second the rest of the emails ( about 30 ) in my inbox suddenly vanished. I then clicked onto my delete file and found the 8 emails which i had deleted. But the other 30 which suddenly vanished were not there. WHERE ARE THERE?. I have looked in all my boxes and all is normal with emails i have saved in different boxes from different people. The 30 or so emails which were stored in my inbox, which suddenly vanished and are not any other box. Can someone tell me where the might be and how can i recovery them. as some of them were important. Many thanks for your help. slappy
  12. It states British tourist (Armando Rodriguez and Shaun Angfreet. ) Their names don't sound british at all!!!!!!!!
  13. I was given the same documents, which were also in English from my head of English department. And passed them onto my wife, who is an assistant director. She made a phone call to the organiser (name and number on document) to find out more details. Our understanding of it. Is that it is a seminar for Foreign Teachers who have not got or done the Thai Language, Culture and professional ethics course. You do not get a teachers licence at the end of the seminar, but a certificate for passing the Thai Language, Culture and professional ethics course. This is our understanding of it. Hope it helps
  14. (This plan makes good sense as most Thai teachers have better classroom management skills than the average foreign English teacher who has just done a 4-week TEFL course. Kids will learn better if they are taught by someone with good behavior management skills, even if the teacher's knowledge or skills are lacking) Do you or have you ever worked in a Thai School? As i have been teaching here now for 6 years, and from my experiences most Thai teachers don't know how to manage a class. They just treat the kids as if they are robots and not human beings. And couldn't give 2 hoots about teaching, because once they become a government officer, they think, that's it, i don't need to improve myself, i have a job for life now. As here in Thailand it is extremely extremely difficult to be sack if you are a government officer. Just a few examples i have witness at my school among the Thai English teachers 1, always late for classes, so if teachers are late why should students be on time. 2, Teachers sat in the corner playing on their iphone / pads and students just messing about . 3, Teachers sleeping in room next to where they should be teaching. A good teacher must have good man management skills to teach, when he or she is teaching M1/1 (who are the good students who want to learn) He or she must adapt her lesson plan differently for M1/5 (who are the poor or slow learners). But here they all teach the same robotic way. Then once in class, you have teach every individual slightly differently, because as mention before we are human beings we are not robots. A good teacher has to gain respect from his or her students by setting a good example. Once this is done the students will show respect back, then school and classroom time will be good. This is what i have found in my experiences of teaching here. But saying this i have come up against 1 slight drawback, and that is, If you are a good teacher, the Thai English teacher sometimes become jealous of you. and try to turn the students against you. Isn't the standard procedure for the majority of Thai teachers opening the class "Good morning, sit down, open your books, and shut up " you are nearly correct Nearly every Thai English teacher i have see or heard do the following A: Good morning teacher B: Good morning students, how are you? A: I am fine B: sit down, open your books The ones at the front do and the ones at the back just carry on playing their ipad/iphones or sleeping etc ignoring the teacher!!
  15. (This plan makes good sense as most Thai teachers have better classroom management skills than the average foreign English teacher who has just done a 4-week TEFL course. Kids will learn better if they are taught by someone with good behavior management skills, even if the teacher's knowledge or skills are lacking) Do you or have you ever worked in a Thai School? As i have been teaching here now for 6 years, and from my experiences most Thai teachers don't know how to manage a class. They just treat the kids as if they are robots and not human beings. And couldn't give 2 hoots about teaching, because once they become a government officer, they think, that's it, i don't need to improve myself, i have a job for life now. As here in Thailand it is extremely extremely difficult to be sack if you are a government officer. Just a few examples i have witness at my school among the Thai English teachers 1, always late for classes, so if teachers are late why should students be on time. 2, Teachers sat in the corner playing on their iphone / pads and students just messing about . 3, Teachers sleeping in room next to where they should be teaching. A good teacher must have good man management skills to teach, when he or she is teaching M1/1 (who are the good students who want to learn) He or she must adapt her lesson plan differently for M1/5 (who are the poor or slow learners). But here they all teach the same robotic way. Then once in class, you have teach every individual slightly differently, because as mention before we are human beings we are not robots. A good teacher has to gain respect from his or her students by setting a good example. Once this is done the students will show respect back, then school and classroom time will be good. This is what i have found in my experiences of teaching here. But saying this i have come up against 1 slight drawback, and that is, If you are a good teacher, the Thai English teacher sometimes become jealous of you. and try to turn the students against you.