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Teachers' Stories

To Fit In

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 3:15 AM

Born in Cairo-Egypt (where I felt I never fit in) and raised in Jeddah-Saudi Arabia (where I felt I didn’t fit in either) I was able to experience (struggle) living in the Gulf since I was kid. Educated (not really) in a Greek community school which during its peak years numbered at around 60 students from K-12. Most of the years I had one or two classmates and I spent grade 5 as the only student in that grade level...

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Posted on November 1, 2017 at 7:00 AM

My name is Alexis White and I have been living and working in Kuwait for the past 5 years. Before moving to Kuwait, I taught high school Humanities in Seoul, South Korea, as well as 9-12th grade Social Studies in the United States. When I first moved to Kuwait I took a break from teaching high school to teach grade 5 and that was quite the experience!

As an elementary teacher I was now tasked with teachi...

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Posted on October 25, 2017 at 9:15 AM

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I am originally from Chicago and most recently lived in Phoenix, AZ, USA. This is my 13th year as an educator. More than seven years ago, I started Reggio inspired training while teaching students with mild to severe special needs. The program was more successful than I could have imagined. I began coaching teacher candidates as well as providing professional dev...

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Posted on January 8, 2017 at 4:15 AM

My name is Jaber Alanazi. I am from Ontario, Canada. I have been teaching for two years now, so I am considered to be a relatively "new teacher." This is my second year here at BBS. I had always wanted to be a doctor; I was highly interested in anatomy and biology as a high school student. My first opportunity to teach in a classroom was wh...

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Good Beginnings Lead to Good Outcomes

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 3:35 AM

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My name is Nimah Hattab, I'm married to Salem Hattab and I'm a mother to two young men and three young ladies. I achieved my diploma in preschool teaching, while receiving 95% in practical education. I took different training courses in relation to children with learning difficulties. I love my job so much that it has become my second family and home. I love the studen...

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Trust the Process

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 12:20 AM

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My name is Candice from Portland, Oregon. This is my 7th year teaching, with 4 of those years at BBS. As an English teacher, I of course love to read, write and learn new ideas and activities. I think my love for students is the primary reason I became a teacher- a job where I learn each day! I really believe this is the best job one could have.


What ...

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