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Teachers' Stories

The purpose of this blog is to share teachers' stories and experiences. 


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Posted on March 27, 2017 at 5:55 AM


Tell us a bit about your background.

My name is Salah El Sherif, I am from Yafa in Palestine, I have been in education for forty-six years, my hobbies are cooking and decorating.


Explain one new approach to teaching and learning that you have undertaken (or are currently undertaking) this academic year.

A strategy that I follow in teaching sociology is as follows:

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Challenge Helps You Grow

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 11:25 PM



My name is Beatriz Insignares , I’m from Colombia, South America and have been living in Kuwait for the past 5 years. During my 29 years as a teacher I have experienced challenges that have made a profound impact in my life. In 1998 I had the fortune of making part of a team who started the implementation of the Reggio Emilia Philosophy at the school where I happen to be an Alu...

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Study Skills are Life Skills

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 11:35 PM



I learned very early in my teaching career that what teachers were asking students to do was not enough. Teachers had to do more than hand out work. I started compiling and teaching children "How" to do the work I assigned. I also began to build on this with organizational skills, listening skills and the use of resources, to mention a few. I have done numerous workshops on "Study Skills"...
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Building a Future Generation

Posted on March 13, 2017 at 12:20 AM


I am El- Sayyed Al- Rawy from Egypt. I graduated from AL- Azhar in 1988. My practical beginning was not education related. I worked for two years in a huge clothing center in Cairo at Solomon Street Pasha (Talaat Harb /AL- Tahreer). I had a good experience in management, so they asked me to work as manager of the center, but I refused .I preferred to work in teaching and already accepted a job as a teacher in a secondary...

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Positivity Is The Key

Posted on March 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM



I would like to start my story with my preferred saying "your Attitude determines your Altitude". James Allen wrote, “Man’s rise or fall, success or failure, happiness or unhappiness depends on his attitude.” And Norman Vincent Peale, said, “Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.”

 

This is Hu...

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Writing Stories Is My Passion

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 6:25 AM



Tell us a bit about your background:

I’m Wesam Zaidan, from Syria. I have been working as teacher for six years. My favorite hobbies consist of reading stories, novels, and writing children stories.


Explain one new approach to teaching and learning that you have undertaken (or are currently undertaking) this academic year. 

In an era of rapid development, it is very impor...

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Liking What You Do Is Happiness

Posted on March 4, 2017 at 10:40 PM




My name is Najah Ghanem, I’m from Lebanon. I was raised and educated in Kuwait before moving to Lebanon to complete my degree at Beirut University. I joined Al-Bayan school and community around 24 years ago to teach preschool students. I love children and working with them, they give me positive energy and joy whenever I enter a classroom. One of my hobbies is drawing and art craft, which is a...

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My Story

Posted on January 29, 2017 at 12:40 AM


My name is Katharine McLaughin-Wingert and I am from Niagara Falls, Canada. Since I was little, I have always wanted to be a teacher and to travel the world. So, it is no surprise that I find myself in a job where I get to do both. Having taught and lived in Tokyo for six years, I was able to travel throughout Asia. Now that I am in my fourth of teaching in Kuwait, I am able to continue my l...

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Hands Are the Key to the Brain!

Posted on January 28, 2017 at 10:45 PM



My name is Sara Saragdin. Where I call home is Canada! Since graduating eight years ago with a Montessori degree (from the UK) and a Bachelors in Teaching with a specialization in Early Childhood Education (Perth, Australia), I have worked at ‘Holy Name Primary School’ in Australia with grade 2 & 3. I’m a very adventurous ...

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Secret of My Youth

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 11:10 PM



I will let you in on my secret… it’s simply being a Kindergarten teacher!! Being with kids just makes you feel young, keeps that adrenalin pumping with oodles of energy.


That’s me Susan Rueben, in the photograph just gliding along with my students. I’ve been a teacher as long as I can remember – 11 years at BBS and 7 years back in India where...

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