How a Teacher is Changing How Thai Students Learn

Mr. Kriangkrai Sungthong began teaching at Dipangkorn Wittayapat School five years ago. As a young teacher, he used the rote learning techniques that he had experienced growing up to educate his students. Despite his best effort, he struggled to engage his students and make them care about science.
Although he

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Developing the Healthcare Professionals of Tomorrow

Nations around the world have been caught off guard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which is sending economies into tailspins and disrupting societies as we speak. This fast-moving virus is striking country after country. Though pathologists, epidemiologists, and other medical professionals are working hard to keep us safe, many lives […]

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New Program Enables One Educator to Transform her Classroom

Teacher Professional Development Program Raises Student Achievement in STEM Education”I enjoy teaching when my students are enthusiastic and motivated,” said Ms. Sayamol Hongsira, a 7th-9th grade science teacher in Rayong, Thailand.Finding the magic formula to inspire students isn’t easy, however, no matter how well-meaning or dedicated a teacher is. Like […]

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How much is a good teacher worth?

If you had unlimited resources to make one investment to improve Thai society, what would you do? Build 1,000 state-of-the-art hospitals? An underground, high-speed rail system to connect all corners of the country? Perhaps you’re worried about education and would ensure that every student has access to the new wave

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Simple Science Experiment for Kids to Do at Home

This easy DIY project will turn your child into a real-life magician
If your kids like Harry Potter, then they are going to love this simple experiment. It’s called the “glass disappearing trick.” As the name suggests, your kids will learn to make a glass bottle or tube vanish in

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Coding Education Doesn’t Need to be Scary

A tennis ball-sized sphere rolls smoothly on the floor and turns suddenly, as if it has a mind of its own, at a 90-degree angle. It continues on a beeline towards a red sticker on the floor. As I look on at the scene, three boys dressed in identical uniforms

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A Journey to Khon Kaen: Part 2

A Professional Learning Community in Action
The air is brisk as I step outside my hotel and into the Khon Kaen morning. Brisk for Thailand, anyway: it’s about 18 degrees Celsius, a welcome break from Bangkok’s heat. I’ve come back to Khon Kaen for an eagerly anticipated follow up to

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New Teacher Finds a Better Way to Empower Students

How an Eager Young Teacher Learned to Make STEM Education Fun for Students
Mr. Kriangkrai Sungthong began his teaching career as an assistant professor at a university, where rising rows of eager students attended his lectures. For most people with advanced degrees in microbiology, this is a dream job but

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