The Bubble Language School Vision

Direct Actions

Tutoring, coaching, and support to the initial nine IBE Scholars, and future selected individuals, will help facilitate success through all levels of education, to admission into a university or higher education program, domestically or internationally, that is aligned with their goals and dreams.

Measurable schoolwide improvements in English and digital literacy, initially at Wat Pak Bor as the proof-of-concept of a scalable model to be implemented across foundation schools in Thailand, and eventually, in other countries with pronounced education and opportunity gaps.

Systems and digital infrastructure improvement to support the above goals.

Desired Outcomes

Increase career opportunities and earning potential for every person who passes our thresholds.

Balance access to educational opportunities and the instilling of a “Be Resourceful” philosophy that develops personal agency in every life we touch.

Use proficiency tests, benchmarks, and tools in STEM, English, and such as the GED, to support earning university degrees as early as healthy, and on to different branches of education or other professional capacities in every journey of making a life.

A managed fund devoted to these missions, values, and outcomes to promote these endeavors on into the future.

The Program

  • Visiting professors and teachers in need of a sabbatical to teach a 20-hour/week program of their specialty
  • International secondary and university standards accreditation and testing/exams/knowledge base content
  • Sync with Khan Academy and international high school program content and content delivery logistics
  • A Trifecta of locations: inner-city, marine, and river ferry houseboat mobile school/lab along the tributaries of main rivers flowing through Thailand and SE Asia, and a farmland setting for a “hanger” themed school/workshop/lab in Sa Kaeo near the border of Cambodia and Thailand.

Bubble Language School Values

Bubble Language School Values

If the right person is given the right opportunities and guidance, there’s no limit to what they can achieve.

We teach, coach, guide, and mentor people in any skill.

We believe the more capable a person is, the more confidence and high success probability they have.

We help inspire goals.

We use our words, listen, respond, adapt, and grow together.

We are committed to building better people.

We teach anyone and seek out those who need help, but can’t help themselves…yet.

Anyone.

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.”

-Albert Einstein

Hi! Be Nice to Yourself. An Example Letter

Dear Max,

I hope you have had a good day with something nice to eat. Something warm and good in my belly always cheers me up. A homeless person once told me, “You can never be happy on an empty stomach.”

I know sometimes, people and life are confusing. It’s hard to figure out what to do all the time. Sometimes, things are hard because of that. But, remember it’s okay. It will pass. Tomorrow will be another day.

At times, people and situations may be hard to understand, when you see them differently. Other times, words fail you when you need them most. Or your words are unheard but don’t worry. We have been with you since day one. And, in our opinion, you’re not a bad person. Each day comes with its struggles, and you do your best. The words, “lazy” and “not lazy” are black and white. But, there are so many degrees.

Tired,

sleepy,

hungry,

heartbroken,

stressed out,

confused,

So, be nice to yourself. We’re going to be together a very long time (hopefully).

Love,

Max

A Collaborative Workshop on Handling Interviews

Interviews can be scary. Being the one to give the interview can be ever scarier. How do you measure a person for an opportunity?

Be sure to warm up and engage in small talk, catching up, giving them what they expect to feel comfortable, explaining the interview session/agenda.

The Top 10 Key Questions

  1. Hi! How would your old coworkers describe you?
  2. What do you know about our company?  Knowledge check and to see if they research. 
  3. Can you please tell me a little bit about how your experience is connected to this job? 
  4. Where do you see yourself in the next three years with us?
  5. Can you please tell me about two projects?  One where you led and one where you followed and worked with a team?
  6. Could please tell me about a time that you failed.  How did you overcome it?
  7. What’s something that you’re very proud of?  Even something simple.
  8. What was one conflict at work, or a difficult situation with another person?  How was it resolved (what happened in the end)?
  9. If you could do any job or career in the world where you didn’t need money anymore, what would be the first five topics you think of?
  10.  May I ask how your professional goals synchronize with your personal goals?

Process for Hiring, Checklist, and Documentation

Checklist:-

  1. Can follow instructions.
  2. Can think critically and solve problems.
  3. Ask simple math-related questions to check for mental math.
  4. Can brainstorm and think on their feet.
  5. Positive responses and approaches to questions and communication.
  6. Lack of bias. Remember the salt. Who checks before adding salt and who doesn’t?
  7. Resume, CV, Linkedin, writing, email, and text communication style and usage. #accuaracy and attention to detail.
  8. Longterm goals. 
  9. Can learn.
  10. Can admit they are wrong OR can accept a newer or better solution. 

Example Question for Critical Thinking & Math

  • How many people live in Thailand?
  • What percent of them do you think live in Bangkok?
  • Or have a credit card?
  • Or travel?

Tips and Conclusion/Summary

  1. Categorize by ability and capability.
  2. Test for “collaborativeness.”
  3. Test for confidence and how long it’ll take to build it. This is hard to estimate well.

Sample Interview Questions [Answers Coming Later]

How many cans of paint does it take to cover a Boeing 747?

“I don’t have the answer now.  But I believe the answer exists on Google and will get back to you.”

Candidate A

A bat and ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

If it takes 5 machines 5 minutes to make 5 widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets?

In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?

May I ask what your expected salary is?

What’s your 3-year plan?

I see that you’re from (country); how does it differ from here? Pros and cons?

How are you in personal time and work management?

Could you give me any examples to support it?

What do you do in your downtime?

What would you say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses in professional and personal settings?

What are the main skills you’ve utilized to make a living up until now?

Other Google Interview Questions

“What does the word empathy mean?” — Customer service representative candidate

“How would you handle an individual who is missing from work often?” — Customer service supervisor candidate

“A customer calls and angrily tells you that they ordered Barney (or a similar toddler show) for their kid.

The kid can work the DVD player and knows the Netflix envelope. When the movie arrived the kid grabs it and pops it in. Turns out it’s a slasher movie. What do you do?” — Customer service representative candidate

“Tell me something that you did in the past, but don’t want to do ever again.”

“Who do you think is International Bubble’s competitor and why?” — Creative coordinator candidate

“Tell us about a time you screwed up at your previous job.” — Coordinator candidate

“What do you not like about this company culture?”

“Describe your ability to deal with a very opinionated coworker.”

“How will you handle the culture difference between where you come from and this company?” — QA engineer candidate

“Tell us about a time you screwed up at your previous job.” — Coordinator candidate

“What is your 90-Day Plan if we hire you?” — Customer service representative candidate

“What’s your favorite TV show and movie, and how do you like to watch them?”

“Of everyone on your team at your current employer, who would you keep and who would you fire and why?”

“How many people have you fired?”

“Say the CEO stops by your desk and asks you whether or not we should go into an untapped market. How would you determine the size of the addressable market and the factors this company should consider before deciding to enter the market?” — Senior financial analyst candidate

“How do you differentiate between a good teacher and a great teacher?” — Recruitment Specialist

“If this company is looking to expand its presence in Asia, what are some factors that you can use to evaluate the size of the Asia market, and what can IB do to capture this market?” — Senior financial analyst candidate

“How would you handle an employee that has attendance issues when we do not have an attendance policy in place?” — Customer service supervisor candidate

“What was the most difficult termination you faced in your work history?” — Supervisor candidate

“How would you determine if the price of IB tuition is truly the deciding factor for a potential student?” — Market research analyst candidate

“How would you deal with extreme deadline pressure and a frantic work pace?”

“How do you handle managing someone that is more than twice your age?” — Operations manager candidate

“What would you do if you were the CEO?” — Partner product group candidate

Good luck!

Teacher Paul

The Narrative Essay

vignette (noun)
1. a brief evocative description, account, or episode.
“a classic vignette of embassy life”

2.  a small illustration or portrait photograph which fades into its background without a definite border.

vignette (verb)
1. to portray (someone or a moment in time) in the style of a vignette.

verb: vignette; 3rd person present: vignettes; past tense: vignetted; past participle: vignetted; gerund or present participle: vignetting
portray (someone) in the style of a vignette.


2. to produce (a photograph) in the style of a vignette by softening or shading away the edges of the subject.

“instructions had been sent to the shop to make a cropped, oval, vignetted copy of a family group portrait.”

A small five-year-old boy stood over a freshly dug gravesite at a Californian cemetery where his mother lay in a coffin.  He held a single rose in his hand.  As he prepared to drop it into the ground, he couldn’t see from his own perspective.  It was strange.  He felt like he was watching the rose fall to him instead of falling away from him.  The crowd stood apart from the boy, one could only see the boy standing over the hole with a group of somber attendees standing in black.  Their hearts went out to the little boy; for they knew he would have to grow up in this world without a mother.

[Tip: start your narrative story with a moment in time, a scene, a memory, a picture, or a landscape. Use words that enable any human being to imagine your story with their senses.]

An essay is aimed to show your personal opinion about the subject. These are just patterns that you have to fill with certain information and viewpoints. You are to understand the subject as well as be direct in expressing your ideas. For our third assignment, let’s start with the narrative.

1. Create an outline of a past memory.
2. Write by including who, what, where, when, how, and why + feelings, thoughts, and sensory input.
3. Write a vignette: a story that starts from a moment in time.
4. Conclude on something powerful, yet simple. Something you learned, something you cherish, or something you will try to never experience again.

10 Types of Essays

Descriptive – This type of essay is designed for describing the details of the subject. It can be written about any object and its features. You are to describe the way it looks, smells, or works. It can be compared with a detailed overview of the things you write about. In this type of essay, every detail counts.


Definition – The ultimate goal of the definition essay is to focus on the definition of the subject. It may focus on different things or various origins. 
The point of this type of essay is to explain something on a higher level than dictionaries do.

Here you are to delve into the subject to get an understanding of what it is, how people perceive it, and what it is associated with.


Compare and Contrast – This type of essay is aimed to dwell upon on differences and similarities between two objects, events, things, etc. The reader should receive a clear understanding of what certain things have in common and what is different about them. The writer has to be well informed about both subjects in order to provide the reader with a clear comparison of the two subjects.

Cause and Effect – This type of essay is destined to focus on the sequence of an event and its result of it. It reminds some of a study where you are to show what cause has led to a particular result. In case there are more causes than results or fewer causes than results the writer has to explore them separately. The cause & effect essay requires the writer to draw a logical connection between the reasons for a certain event.

To write a good essay of that type it is necessary to study the works on similar topics to have a better understanding of how such research is done.

Narrative – This type of essay is aimed at telling a story about a certain event in a person’s life. It may be a funny festival or a watching a good movie in the cinema, everyday activity or visiting another country. In such an essay, you are free to express your personal attitude towards things that affected you, places that you liked, or people you were with. It is usually written in the 1st person with frequent usage of “I.”

Process – When it comes to a process essay, one may find certain similarities with a cause-and-effect essay. This type of paper required the same level of understanding of the subject and how it works. It sometimes resembles a manual where the instructions to do something are given. To write this essay better, you are to perform the described process if possible as it is easier to tell about something you know well and are good at.

Argumentative – When it comes to this type of essay, it should be noted that it is quite useful for any student at any level of education. The ultimate goal of this essay is to persuade the reader to take the author’s viewpoint. It is not an easy thing to do as this paper is aimed at manipulating other people’s thoughts to change their attitudes toward something.  For this writing, you are to use firm language, proven facts, and accurate and vivid illustrations as evidence of your argument should be flawless.

Stripped of these items your argumentative essay won’t be persuasive enough and your influence on the reader will be minimal. Skilled writers are to be completely sure about every word they write and every fact they give. There is no room for mistakes and uncertainty. What makes this type of essay more difficult is that you have to be ready to fight against opposing ideas, and your paper should contain the antidote to the critics of your viewpoint.

Critical – This type of essay focuses on the weak and strong features of something. It is aimed at giving a characteristic of the subject to make the reader aware of what you consider to be good or bad about it. These papers usually dwell upon how something is done or written.

Did the author manage to do it correctly or not?

Was his work persuasive?

Was he successful in delivering his message to the audience?

These are the questions you will have to answer in your essay. 

Expository – This type of essay can give you skills in organizing and manner of doing your own research. This practice is by no means very important as it can lead you to results that can be groundbreaking. It may take lots of time, but it is worth doing.

Surprisingly, this feature makes this paper easier at the same time. In fact, it is more comfortable to write about something you know well and something you are sure about than digging into the information that was received from someone else. Perhaps you could contribute something new to the subject and show something that was never seen before. 

When it comes to an expository essay, keep in mind that it is aimed at an estimation of the subject from your point of view. That is why it requires research to be carried out. It is not an easy type of essay as your knowledge of the subject has to be based not only on the information you get from someone else but mostly on your own experience.

Persuasive – This type of essay is the opposite of an argumentative essay. It is aimed at changing the readers’ point of view completely, taking the author’s one as an axiom. It is a stronger and more difficult type of essay as it requires a better understanding of the subject and good skills in criticizing the opponents.

In most cases, persuasive essays deal with topics that are relevant here and today. A persuasive essay should be very tough and influential. By writing it, you show that you are really good at something and that you are sure that your opinion is ultimately correct.

The more you try, the better you become.

These are the most common types of essays that are widespread in academic life.

Each of them requires certain skills and talents.

Subject: Open Me, It’s a Letter from Your [relationship title]

Write a letter to the closest person to you in your life. The person who’s had the greatest impact, the person who’s been there the longest, the person who supported AND challenged your thoughts throughout your life to help shape the person you are today, reading these words before you.

This is an email you will send to that person, hopefully starting a lifelong email thread. Best of luck!

To: My brother’s email address
From: My email address

Subject: Open Me: A Letter from Your Little Brother

To my dear brother,

 Hi, how was your day? I hope it was good and you ate something delicious. 

 One of my happy memories with you is …

There was one time when I went to a summer camp in …

Thank you for everything you do for me. I am truly grateful.

I hope you are happy with your work, your [pet], and your [something]

Love,

[your name]

P.S. (try a postscript)

Hi! Be Nice to Yourself.

A letter.

If we learn so many different nouns, verbs, adjectives, and nifty ways to communicate with other people, shouldn’t we use those tools to be nice to ourselves first? Why should someone use all the tact and diplomacy they know with another person, but not for themselves? How does that make sense?

There are many relationships we have with our internal selves: the master and the slave, the boss and the employee, the parents and the child, and the big brother/sister/mentor who just wants the best for you.

It’s the person that’s showing you how to do something. When you make a mistake or do something wrong, they chuckle, laugh with you, and offer a way to help or improve whatever you’re doing, in a kind way.

Write a letter to yourself. Be nice. Submit the Gdoc link here. 

Thank you and good luck!

https://www.selfauthoring.com/

Reading tips:

If you read one sentence at a time and imagine that someone else is reading the next sentence, it’s kind of like talking! 😀

How Much Do Bubble Language School Courses Cost?

Our classes are billed by the hour. Each and every Bubble Language School teacher is ready to help you in your language improvement goals at industry standard rates where Bubble Language School maintains a position right at the average rates locally and internationally.

We’re happy to negotiate and align with your financial situation. If you’d like to retain a hundred hours of training and development, then a discount is in order. If you’re working month to month on your goals and need to create a special rate or package, we are always willing to talk. Please see below as a basic guide to some of our courses available to our students, and their families.

English Private Tutoring

Basic | A1-A2

800 THB per hour

or

$24 USD per hour

Intermediate | B1-B2

900 THB per hour

or

$27 USD per hour

Advanced | C1-C2

1,300 THB per hour

or

$40 USD per hour

Thai Private Tutoring

Basic | A1-A2

800 THB per hour

or

$24 USD per hour

Intermediate | B1-B2

900 THB per hour

Korean Private Tutoring

Basic | A1-A2

800 THB per hour

or

$24 USD per hour

Intermediate | B1-B2

900 THB per hour

On other courses and more detail, we have oodles of programs and offerings! Just give us a call or message and we can help you find the right one for you.

There’s a lot we’d love to handle for you. A tribe, a group, a community waiting to help you. If you’re still curious, have a look at our courses and Youtube.

Our Pricing Document
Our Google Classroom

ฉันคือกอริลลา

ขอบคุณท่านอาจารย์เขต 97p.

ความเป็นผู้นำในปี 2565

ฉันเชื่อว่าคนทุกวัยกำลังมองหาการผสมผสานระหว่างเสรีภาพ ผลกระทบ และค่านิยม

กองโจรคืออะไร? ในศาสตร์การจัดการธุรกิจระดับมหภาคและจุลภาคสมัยใหม่ รวมกับภาวะผู้นำตามสถานการณ์ กองโจรเป็นตัวแทนของสมาชิกหลักในหน่วยหลักของทีมที่ทำงานอย่างอิสระเพื่อมุ่งสู่วัตถุประสงค์หลายอย่างพร้อมกันและขยายสาขาไปสู่เป้าหมายร่วมกันตามลำดับ

ประสบการณ์และปฏิสัมพันธ์ของพวกเขาทำให้พวกเขาเชื่อมโยงและสร้างเป้าหมายในชีวิต ควบคู่ไปกับเส้นทาง การกระทำแต่ละขั้นตอนสู่ผลลัพธ์ที่ต้องการ

ทั้งในทางกายภาพและดิจิทัล เราต้องเป็นผู้รับใช้ทีมของเรา

สิทธิ์ ความลำเอียง และความคาดหวังเป็นน้ำขุ่นที่ต้องลุยอย่างนุ่มนวล…ด้วยเหตุผลและชัดเจน

ตัวอย่างเช่น ฉันกำลังเดินทางลงช่องทางแห่งความทรงจำ

ตลอด 5,000 ภาพและวิดีโอการกุศลของเรากับ

วัดปากบ่อและวัดราษฎร์

กว่าห้าปี

ฉันเห็นใบหน้าของศักยภาพนับพัน

ผลกระทบของสิ่งที่ทีมของฉันได้จารึกไว้ในประวัติของโรงเรียนของเรานั้นถาวร แต่ละช่วงเวลาเตือนฉันถึงสิ่งที่ฉันทำงานในแต่ละวินาทีและทุกการกระทำต่อนาที

การคลิกไปสู่เป้าหมาย

นักเรียน.

โรงเรียน.

ระบบนิเวศดิจิทัลและความปลอดภัยทางไซเบอร์

พยาบาลไปต่างประเทศ: ชาวลาวใหม่แต่ละคนมีโอกาสกลับบ้านด้วยเงิน 1.6 ล้านบาท

Toastmasters และวันครบรอบ 100 ปี…

อุปสรรคของโครงการผู้นำเยาวชนที่ Toastmasters คือการเคลื่อนไหวและข้อเสนอที่รอการเขียน

ด้วยอินโฟกราฟิกส์ที่เป็นลายลักษณ์อักษร ภาพ และโสตทัศนูปกรณ์ในแต่ละวัน ฉันต้องดิ้นรนกับการสื่อสารความคิดของฉันอย่างมีประสิทธิภาพและกระตือรือร้น โดยคำนึงถึงความมั่นใจ ความหวัง และความฝันของบุคคล

ต่อสู้กับไซโลเซชั่นที่ผู้คนชอบทำสิ่งของตัวเองมากกว่า (ยักไหล่)

แต่พยายามสร้างภาพนิมิตที่รอให้เกิดขึ้น

คุณสามารถจินตนาการได้หรือไม่?

ฉันสามารถเห็นมัน

พระอาทิตย์ขึ้น.

6 โมงเช้า

มุมมองดาวเทียม

บนสะพานแห่งหนึ่งในกรุงเทพฯ ประเทศไทย

พระอาทิตย์ขึ้นเหนือปลากระโดดที่ผิวน้ำส่องแสงระยิบระยับของแม่น้ำ

แม่น้ำที่มีเรื่องผี

การก่อสร้างเริ่มต้นด้วยการทำเขื่อนทำความสะอาดแม่น้ำ

รากฐานของคอนกรีตและเหล็กที่นี่

ไม้ไผ่และโทนสีดั้งเดิมตลอด

ความยาวคลื่นของการสตรีมความรู้และความศักดิ์สิทธิ์

แล็บ, สตูดิโอศิลปะ, ห้องเต้นรำซีเมนต์, ห้องเรียนที่มีกำลังเป็นวงกลม,

ความปลอดภัยในการรู้เมื่อจิตใจสงบ

การเรียนรู้เริ่มต้นขึ้น

การเป็นผู้นำคือการทำตาม การทำตามคือการเป็นผู้นำ การให้บริการคือการปกป้อง

เพื่อจินตนาการและแสดงความคิดเหล่านี้ที่วันหนึ่งอาจเปลี่ยนชีวิตของ Just

คนคนหนึ่ง.

คือ

พอ.

ด้วยวิธีนี้ คุณจะเพิ่มความน่าจะเป็นของเอฟเฟกต์การกระเพื่อม

โดยสรุป ฉันจะบอกว่ารูปแบบความเป็นผู้นำของฉันเป็นแบบหนึ่งของการวิเคราะห์ตนเองและการเติบโตอย่างต่อเนื่อง การพยายามค้นหารูปแบบตลอดพฤติกรรมของมนุษย์ ความเป็นอิสระทางการเงินสำหรับทุกคน และ

วิสัยทัศน์ที่ควรค่าแก่การต่อสู้เพื่อ

เส้นทางที่คุ้มค่าแก่การเดินลง

ที่ที่ปลอดภัยในการทดลองใช้แซนด์บ็อกซ์ของจริงในโลกนี้

I am a Gorilla.

Thank you Toastmasters of District 97p. 

Leadership in 2022.

I believe that people of all ages are looking for a certain blend of freedom, impact, and values.

What is a guerilla? In modern business macro and micro management science, combined with situational leadership, a guerilla represents core members of key units of teams working independently towards multiple objectives that simultaneously and successively branch towards a common goal. 

Think lined up Redcoats vs five NAVY Seals.

Their experience and interactions lead them to articulating and creating their objectives in life, along with the path, each action step to a desired outcome.

In both our physical and digital landscapes, we must be servants to our teams. 

Entitlement, bias, and expectations are murky waters to be waded through softly, gently…within reason and with clarity. 

For example, I’m currently taking a trip down memory lane.

Throughout 5,000 photos and videos of our philanthropy with

Wat Pak Bor and Wat Rat

Over five years,

I see the faces of thousands of potentialities.

The impact of what my team has inscribed into our school’s history is permanent. Each moment reminds me of what I work for each second and every action per minute.

Clicking towards a goal.

The Students.

The School.

The Digital Ecosystems and Cybersecurity.

The Nurses Going Abroad: Each New Laotian with a chance at coming back home with 1.6 million baht.

Toastmasters and its 100 year anniversary…

The barriers to a youth leadership program at Toastmasters are movement and a proposal waiting to be written.

Leading through each day, in written, visual, and audiovisual infographics, I struggle with communicating my ideas efficiently and passionately while taking into account a person’s confidences, hopes, and dreams.

Battling siloization where people just prefer doing their own thing (shrug).

But, trying to create a picture of a vision waiting to happen.

Can you imagine it?

I can see it.

Sunrise.

6am.

Satellite View.

On a bridge in Bangkok, Thailand.

The sun rises over skipping fish on the shimmering surface of a river.

A river with a ghost story.

Construction begins with a dam cleaning the river, 

A foundation of concrete and steel hither,

Bamboo and traditional tones throughout,

Wavelengths of streaming knowledge and epiphanies,

Labs, art studios, a cement dance room, classrooms with circular strength,

The safety of knowing when one’s mind is at ease,

Learning begins.

To lead is to follow. To follow is to lead. To serve is to protect.

To envision and express these ideas that could one day change the life of just

One person…

Is

Enough.

WIth that, you increase the probabilities of a rippling effect.

In conclusion, I would say my leadership style is one of constant self-analysis and growth, seeking to find the patterns throughout human behavior, financial independence for one and all, and 

A vision worth fighting for

A path worth walking down

A safe place to try out the real sandbox that is this world.