AFTER THE BELL

5 Things you should never say to a teacher

The job of an educator is often challenging. Yet, many teachers will rave about the many rich rewards they gain via the small or...

The Perfect Capsule Wardrobe For The Minimalist Teacher

Dressing for the job does not have to mean stressing over fashion. A major advantage of working in this region is that teachers do not...

UK pension transfers

  From April 2015 a ban will be introduced on the transfer of most public sector pensions. If you hold a pension such as a...

A Moment with Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General, KHDA

It was early afternoon when I walked into the main entrance of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). The main lobby reflected the...

Top 12 travel tips for the summer holidays

The teachers in the UAE are some of the luckiest educators in the world. In most cases, high salaries, accommodations paid for and zero tax...

In the UAE: Proverbs, Riddles & Folklore

During our visit to the Sharjah Heritage Museum, we came across a few interesting Emirati proverbs, riddles and folklore. These are located in the children’s section...

All Work & No Play … How To Create Work-Life Balance

Professional development sessions, setting up the classroom, getting to know new students and colleagues; these are just a few of the myriad of things that...

Travel Snapshots of Berlin, Germany

Our Travel Snapshots feature is designed to highlight some of the exciting places that educators have travelled to. It takes a quick look at...

A Moment With Sunny Varkey

  “I believe that a person who has been educated will also understand the importance of educating their own children, so the impact of a...

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness

The UAE is known for its searing temperatures. This does not mean that life stops. Most residents hop into air-conditioned vehicles, try to score...