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Teachers' Stories

A Little Positivity Goes a Long Way

Posted on March 25, 2021 at 6:15 AM





1) Tell us a bit about your background. (Ex: where you’re from, how long you’ve taught and where, some of your hobbies/interests, etc.)

My name is Hana, I have been teaching for 15 years. I started teaching as soon as I graduated from university. I’m married and have two daughters. As for my hobbies, I enjoy going on walks and fol...

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Journey To The Unknown

Posted on February 11, 2021 at 2:30 AM


Tell us a bit about your background. (Ex: where you’re from, how long you’ve taught and where, some of your hobbies/interests, etc.)

 

My name is Darrian Bryan, and I teach English Language Arts to grades 9 and 11 in the high school. This is my second year at BBS, but my fourteenth year as a teacher. I’m from the tiny, but (arguably) the most influential island in the ...

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Confessions of a Hopeful English Teacher

Posted on January 17, 2021 at 9:05 AM



 

Hi! My name is Fatema Albader. I am currently a middle school English and writing teacher at Al Bayan Bilingual School. Ever since I can remember, I have loved reading books and writing. Words have always intrigued and delighted me. My earliest memory of my fondness for words was when I was about 9 years old and my English teacher uttered her first idiomatic expression to us in class. “Hold your horses...

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It's Okay to be Different and Make Mistakes

Posted on December 1, 2020 at 11:15 PM

 

About me: Hello! My name is Nicole Manavala, but you can call me Nick or Nikki. I was born and brought up in Bombay, India and I am the only child to my parents. I am December baby and a true Capricorn. I also have two cats named Sasha Cole and Snowball. I did my primary years in India before coming to Kuwait in 2001, and continued my fur...

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Together We Grow!

Posted on November 3, 2020 at 11:45 PM

I am May Al Andary coming from the mountains of Lebanon. I have a BA in Early Childhood Education and recently obtained a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Suny Buffalo University of New York. This is my sixth year teaching at BBS and I have been teaching kindergarten for the past sixteen years in Kuwait.

My passion is spending...

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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 Leadersh...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 des...

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Adaptation for Growth

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 7:30 AM



My name is Dean Savage and currently I am a middle school science teacher. I am a C...

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