An essence of a one-month work in Thai education | summarized with Reinhold Niebuhr

My current work:
Academic Personnel for Centre for Educational Psychology
Train teachers on Socratic Teaching & Growth mindset
Level: Grassroot (with breathing & living teachers & students)

&

Officer in the Personal Team of the Minister of Education
Projects worth millions of taxpayer’s money (heavy responsibility)
Level: top of the commanding tower (dizzying height)

Why work at both places:
The current Minister of Thailand, Dr Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, is the Head of the Centre for Educational Psychology

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The learning journey of my work summarized in quotes by Reinhold Niebuhr:

“Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.”

For our “minuscule” work in the eyes of many (including myself during those frustrating nights) within the rigid education system or perspectives that hinder learning & teaching.

“Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith.”

When I question myself if what I’m doing will change anything for the better.

“Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love.”

Trust in my colleagues for they too care for education.

“No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.”

As the ‘bandits pillage the society with corruption’, I forgive to extinguish the fire of anger in my heart.

 

Reinhold Niebuhr, The Irony of American History

 

 

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Daily tools *pretty fierce*

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First Day of Work

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Work comes in all shapes and form

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As well as in all places – Chiang Rai

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On the way home

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The view from the school I went to observe

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at the work

Ministry of Education

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with the top CEOs in Thailand for an Education project

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also at work

Growth Mindset Training

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also at work

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