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Teachers' Stories

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


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Optimism is the Key

Posted on November 11, 2017 at 11:35 PM


My name is Alaa Fahmi Kareem, and I’m from Palestine. I’m married and a mother of a little girl. I enjoy cooking and travelling.


I worked as a teacher for 12 years by starting teaching elementary children in the first 4 years, and then by teaching preschool children for 8 years. I love my work, and I’m so proud of it.


I always get so emotional during the end of year musical co...

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Appreciation

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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Reggio INSPIRED

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 9:15 AM


Tell us a bit about your background:


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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Back in Q8

Posted on October 18, 2017 at 4:45 AM



Hello! My name is Milanka Markov and I'm from Toronto, Canada. This is my fifth year of teaching internationally. I've taught in Korea, Vietnam and Kuwait. When I'm not in the classroom I enjoy exploring new cultures and trying local food when traveling, discovering the underwater world by diving, and practising self-awareness through yoga.


Keep it light and fun! For the first half of the year I'...

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Love BBS

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 5:55 AM


Tell us a bit about your background.

My name is Salah El Sherif, I am from Yafa in Palestine, I have been in education for forty-six years, my hobbies are cooking and decorating.


Explain one new approach to teaching and learning that you have undertaken (or are currently undertaking) this academic year.

A strategy that I follow in teaching sociology is as follows:

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Challenge Helps You Grow

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 11:25 PM



My name is Beatriz Insignares , I’m from Colombia, South America and have been living in Kuwait for the past 5 years. During my 29 years as a teacher I have experienced challenges that have made a profound impact in my life. In 1998 I had the fortune of making part of a team who started the implementation of the Reggio Emilia Philosophy at the school where I happen to be an Alu...

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Study Skills are Life Skills

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 11:35 PM



By JoAnn Whitlow

I learned very early in my teaching career that what teachers were asking students to do was not enough. Teachers had to do more than hand out work. I started compiling and teaching children "How" to do the work I assigned. I also began to build on this with organizational skills, listening skills and the use of resources, to mention a few. I hav...
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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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