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6 Simple Classroom Makeover Tips…

It has started. I am already dreading walking into school on August 24th to face bleak walls, boring desks and chairs layout, and blank...

Marhaba, Year Two of teaching in the UAE!

Summer break flew by. I cannot express how wonderful it was for me to be able to travel to two countries to visit family...

A quick look at the Finnish Education System that will inspire...

Get ready to welcome the green-eyed monster A bit of jealousy is healthy, especially if it ends up inspiring us, so get ready to welcome...

Doctor, doctor…

How is this for being a few pegs shy of normal?  I’m an obnoxiously happy camper today because I had a freckle (okay it’s...

Just call me princess!

Last weekend began with me annoyed because of a siren that went off all night long. This led to a sleepy-brained me driving too...

Weathering the storm in Abu Dhabi

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here, and not because I’ve been leading a boring life. I’ve been so busy enjoying all...

Learning to let it be…

The first group of ADEC teachers began flying out this week.  This time last week we were all frantically checking our emails. It was...

Bit by bit…

There are so many little details that go into making this transition. This week I was able to get quite a few things done....

5 Useful tips on social media use for educators

Facebook use simplified There are 5.4million social media accounts in the UAE. Wow. That number inspired me to share some thoughts and ideas for UAE...

Runners…

Teachers tend to research every aspect of a situation.  We can’t help ourselves, we like being prepared.  So, it’s no big shock that regardless...