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Teachers' Stories

Teaching is Magic

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 1:50 AM

My name is Rana Atari. I have lived in Kuwait all my life. I received my bachelor degree in Arabic language from Kuwait University. I was so fortunate to have joined Al- Bayan Bilingual School 22 years ago. My parents along with my husband, children and friends supported me through this journey and I’m so proud of each and every one of them.

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It's All Part of the Show

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 1:45 AM


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My name is Lamia Abdulfataah, I’m from Jordan. I graduated in 2002 with a bachelor degree in Guidance and Psychological Health, from the Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan. I’ve been working as a teacher for 14 years. My favorite hobbies include acting, puppet shows and dramatic theatre. I also enjoy composing son...

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My Calling

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 6:40 AM

I was one of those girls who knew from an early age that teaching was what I was supposed to do. When I was young, I was a struggling reader. There was something that seemed to prevent me from unlocking the mystery that was found in books. When I found the Babysitter's Club stories by Ann Martin, I was hooked and my love of reading was cemented. I was determined that I wanted to help students that struggled with reading to ...

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Teaching is Like a Box of Chocolates

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 6:40 AM

My name is Viktoria Botkoveli. I am from Belarus . I graduated from the Physical Education and Sports University of Belarus. I have a Master Degree in Thai boxing and Judo. My degree course included specialization in teaching and martial arts coaching. I have also had several years’ experience coaching women self-defense in Belarus. I like...

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Acting is Part of My Life

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 6:35 AM

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My name is Sabrizeyad Shoashah, I’m from Gaza, Palestine. Prior to moving to Kuwait, I worked in South America for 8 years. I've been in Kuwait for 10 years, during that time I have taught at the American School of Kuwait, Kuwait English School, and currently at BBS. I enjoy spending my spare ...

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Different Perspective

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 12:50 AM


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My name is Sajida, from Jordan. My teaching experience is 11 years all of them in Kuwait. Some of my favorite hobbies are drawing, swimming, listening to music, and cooking. In my leisure time, I love reading short stories and books related to our life.

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My Journey

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 5:45 AM

My name is Anneesa Al-Essa. I was born in Kuwait and have lived my life equally between Kuwait and the United States. My mom is an educator and I have fond memories of going to school with her and helping her out in the classroom. If you could speak to my teachers at the school I went to in Kuwait, they would be shocked to find out that I am now a teacher. Yes, I was that chall...

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My Lovely Moments with BBS Children

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 7:10 AM


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My name is Fawzia Orabi, I'm from Gaza- Palestine. My both parents were teachers, and I’m the eldest daughter. I finished my elementary, middle and high school education in Kuwait. I graduated from Al Yarmouk University in Jordan. I have been teaching for 23 years. I love swimming, traveling, bas...

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Seize Every Moment

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 5:40 AM

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My name is Intisar Yahya and I am from Palestine where I graduated from Najah University in Nablus. I am married to Rafiq Khader and we have lived in Kuwait for almost 20 years. Rafiq and I have two children, a boy and a girl. They both graduated from Bayan Bilingual School. My daughter graduated Civil Engineering from Queens Unive...

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My Journey Yesterday and Today!

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 5:45 AM


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I am Etimad Karam, an Arab from Palestine. I was born and raised in Gaza. I completed my high school education there. Afterwards, I continued my studies at the Educational Institute of Jerusalem. I joined many different teaching courses. A number of the courses were focused on learning difficulties & disabilities. The last course I took was in Kuw...

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