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The author included these values in both pictures and words. For example, in the episodes when the kids were going to the temple and when the kids paid respect and said goodbye to the Abbot, teachers may introduce students to the Thai core values. Teachers may persuade students to discuss Buddhism simply by talking atout the temples nearby.
In Sisaket Is Second to None, Wat Maha Phuttha Ram, or Wat Luang Phor Tho, was mentioned. When students are familiar with the temples, it is easier to teach them values about Buddhism. Teachers should be aware not to ask students to answer questions as they have been accustomed. Instead teachers should let students lead the discussion. It can also be done in a small talk or a seminar. For example, teachers may introduce the topic of Luang Phor Tho, and students do the talking about their experences rellated to Wat Luang Phor Tho, or other temples. Teachers should encourage students to explore activities concerned with Buddhism, starting with the activities mentioned in the book. For example, teachers may pick out the scene when the kids went to the temple to help organize the temple fair. This displays devotion, patience, and respect for others. The characters helped one another and students can share experiences of how they have been patient and how they have shown respect for
others in real life.
Concerning the core values of being disciplined and following the laws, it can be seen in the story the kids were pushing the fruit trolley to sell at the market. They waited for the train to pass first--showing conformity to the traffic rules. Following the laws creates a safe and peaceful society. A lot of children are not aware that there are traffic rules. Teachers can start building up discipline by talking about laws that are easy for students