The tradition of celebrating Wai Kru (Teaher Respect) has been a modernized event since 1941 which was influenced by the spread of Brahmanism from India. Each year the students take time to show respect to their teachers by giving flower arrangements, singing traditional Thai songs and dance performances, all of which have special meaning. I am grateful to teach children in Thailand and experiences like Wai Kru are quite humbling regardless of the amount of years that have accumulated living here. I tell the students from time to time that learning their subject material is only part of their learning cycle. This celebration is more than just being a subject teacher, but a reminder that these children depend on the guidance of adults who spend time with them each day and in most cases for many years. Thank you!