IN THE CLASSROOM

Essential things to do before the bell rings

Maintaining a well-managed classroom is about more than just discipline. A teacher with experience in effective classroom management knows that the level of efficiency...

A million ways to thank a teacher

As administrators, we become so caught up with the daily running of the school that we sometimes forget to show our appreciation to the people...

How to handle mistakes in the classroom

Remember how much you hated pop quizzes? You just knew that the teacher was out to get you. However, now that you are the teacher...

Why Do Learning Styles Matter?

One of the most important elements of a classroom is the activities that are used to facilitate learning. A challenge many educators face is figuring...

Develop shared writing skills in young learners

As a literacy enthusiast, supporting young learners to become young writers is an immensely important and rewarding part of my role. Here are a few...

Five important lessons my students taught me

One of the greatest things about choosing teaching as a profession is the opportunity for lifelong, everyday learning. In my years in the classroom, I’ve...

Why do teachers leave?

The United Arab Emirates’ educational system is becoming increasingly attractive to many educators who are interested in working abroad. The UAE offers many benefits...

Useful Tips For Effectively Utilising Your Classroom Space

Blank walls and empty shelves can feel daunting at the start of the year, but it’s also a great opportunity to be intentional about...

Igniting students’ interest in Science

As science educators, we often aim to prepare “perfect science lessons”. However, this noble aim often eludes us. A lot of the times our...

How to promote a culturally creative classroom

If you have been teaching in the UAE for a few years, you may have had some discussion about sourcing culturally relevant material for your...