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Teachers' Stories

Learning Through Play

Posted on January 24, 2019 at 3:00 AM


My name is Sura and I teach KG2 English. I am from the UK and have been teaching in Kuwait for nine years. This is my eighth year at Al Bayan. I moved to Kuwait in 2006 when I got married and I have four wonderful children. I studied Accounting at The American University of Kuwait and went on to complete my master's degree in Educational Leadership at The College of New Jersey. I taught Nursery for the five years at BBS and transf...

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Technology is the Wave of the Present and Future

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 11:25 PM


My name is Ashraf Al-Rabah and I am from Irbid, Jordan. I graduated from Jordan University of Science and Technology (J.U.S.T) in 1996 with specialization in computer engineering. Both my parents were History and English teachers and this is why I like teaching. Reading history books, traveling and visiting ancient cities are my passion. This is my 20th year in education technology.


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Flipping the Switch on Traditional Education

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 7:35 AM



My name is Demetria Dixon and I teach World History I, World Cultures and 20th Century History in the High School. This is my second year at Al-Bayan, but my fourth year in Kuwait. I am originally from Dallas, Texas; however, I now live in Sydney, Australia with my husband and our infant son who keeps us quite busy. I have always had the desire to be an educator gaining my bachelor’s degree in Social Science Educ...

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The Story of an Egyptian Girl

Posted on February 11, 2018 at 3:15 AM


My name is Huda Labib, from Cairo, Egypt. I have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography, in addition to a diploma in the same specialization.


In my third year of undergraduate, I was the ideal student in the Geography department of Ain Shams University. In my final year, I was the ideal student in 11 departments in the Faculty of Arts. I got first place in the Geography department in my first three years o...

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Devoted to Education

Posted on December 3, 2017 at 7:10 AM


By Suha Abu Dawoud


If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.


My family has always been devoted to education. Both of my parents are teachers, and my father was a UNESCO member, a published author for the Kuwait Ministry of Education and school department head. They always set high standards for me and my...

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"We rise by lifting other..."

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 4:35 AM



Hi everyone! I’m Noha Abdulbaki. I am Syrian. My life outside of teaching is what keeps me really busy! I have been married for 6 years . And I am a mother of two girls who are truly the light of my life .


I am currently working on my 9th year teaching, which absolutely blows my mind! I graduated from Al-Baath University . I‘ve got a Bachelor degree in English Literature and Educatio...

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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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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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