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Teachers' Stories

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

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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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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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A Brief Biography of a Teacher

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 5:40 AM

Tell us a bit about your background:

Hamza Abdul Rahim Deeb from Syria. I hold an MA in Arabic language and literature, and a Bachelor of Arts in English. I am a father of four children. I’ve have been teaching for thirty years. I taught Arabic, English, Islamic Studies, and physical education. I spent two years teaching the Arabic language at the Faculty of Science at Homs un...

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Struggling to Progress: Why the Students Are the Teachers

Posted on December 1, 2016 at 5:55 AM

“Without struggle, there can be no progress.” These words, uttered by one of my favorite thinkers, Frederick Douglass serves as the mantra for my life story. I have struggled for as long as I can remember, but, I am convinced through these struggles, I have grown both personally and professionally.

I am currently in my fourth year of teaching at Bayan and my tenth year overall. My journey as an...

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