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Same, same…but oh so different

A friend asked what I miss most about home. I think she was expecting a long list of items, some of which she could...

Point of Advice… Health Matters

The last couple of weeks have been pleasantly cool here, and the bite from the frost gives us a little taste of home. However,...

Reflections… The New Year is here!

Imagine this. You are seated on your comfortable couch with the shades drawn and the only noise to be heard is the soft hum of...

Preparing to teach in the UAE…Welcome to the wild ride

It seems it’s interview time again. Teachers from around the world are posting online questions about what it’s like to live and work here....

The Mall Culture of the UAE

Designer stores everywhere! You name it; it is here! One of the interesting things that I noticed early after arriving in the UAE is the...

Oh, happy days! The 43rd National Day in the UAE

I don’t remember how I brought in my 43rd birthday, but I’ll always remember how I helped celebrate the UAE’s big day --- and...

Living the good life in Abu Dhabi

My life changed a few weeks ago. One minute I was doing the normal airport thing in Chicago, the next I entered a whole...

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...

Finally!

Imagine this: You're sitting at home scratching a lottery ticket with a shiny coin, as each section is revealed, you begin scratching even more...

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...