December 2011


On Wednesday, 14 December, Thailand Educators Network met for the final meeting of the year and to listen to Maxine Ping one of our most popular speakers…

Talking about how to ‘Improve your Classroom Management – a Look at Discipline” Maxine from Rose Marie Academy dealt with the truth that at some point, every teacher has had a difficult class or students who have needed a lot of support to improve their social, emotional and behavioral skills.

She then gave a myriad of useful tips and ideas as to how we as teachers can improve our own skills to prevent problems before they occur, by recognizing the warning signs, or to deal with the problems if they do manifest themselves?

During her talk to a large and attentive audience, Maxine helped us to look critically at the skills we already possess and discussed how these could be improved, modified or honed to make us more effective in dealing with challenging classes and de-motivated or disruptive students.

Throughout her career, Maxine has been involved in adult education teaching English to the employees of various Ministries in ASEAN; has been a teacher-trainer for the CELTA examination and an IELTS examiner.

When she moved to Thailand seven years ago, Maxine taught in the Junior High School at Rose Marie Academy in Nichada Thani. She then worked as Centre Manager and Educational Consultant at Acorns to Oaks Centre for five years and has recently returned to Rose Marie Academy.

This is a small school catering for the full age-range, which puts emphasis on individualised learning. Maxine teaches in the Senior High School and is team leader for a special Saturday Programme in English for students attending Thai schools.

Her particular areas of interest include special needs and giftedness along with how these areas can be catered for in the classroom.

Maxine can be contacted by or by phone 089 662 6274

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