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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5 Things You Need to Know About the Latest Thai PISA Results

If Thai students were stacked up against other students from around the world in terms of their knowledge of science and math, how do you think they’d fare? Well, every three years we get an answer to that question as Thai students join their peers from 78 other countries and

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A Skeptical Teacher Escapes her Comfort Zone

Thai Teacher Didn’t Think a New Approach to STEM Education Would Work. She was in for a Big Surprise.
Even after two decades in the classroom, Ms. Sumonta Aimaek knew she could become a better teacher. The question was how. She had participated in a handful of different professional development

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One Awesome Science Experiment You Can Do at Home or at School

Simple DIY Science Experiment Builds Kids’ Interest in STEM Learning
Parents, do you ever grow weary of seeing your kids spend hour after hour glued to their tablets? Convincing kids to disconnect is difficult. Rather than pleading with them to do something (anything!) else, why not do a fun, exciting

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A Frustrated Teacher Finds a Better Way

‘Where are my kids?’ Ms. Pannee Sriyab would ask herself as she scanned her sparsely populated classroom. Few of her students were interested in math and even fewer wanted to watch Pannee squeakily scribble combinations of letters and numbers on the whiteboard. The formulas, after all, seemed as useful to

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Tomorrow’s Workforce Starts with Investing in Education Today

Thailand’s economic prospects depend on its ability to build a world-class workforce. The Thai government has acknowledged this fact by making workforce development a core pillar of its Thailand 4.0 industry model. By building a world-class workforce capable of filling 21st century jobs involving innovation, technology and creativity, the vision

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