IN THE CLASSROOM

5 Activities to engage students with special needs

“Teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.”- Gail Goldwin Teaching requires great effort to ensure that all students receive the most from every lesson. However,...

Using Technology In Education… ARABIC AVATARS

As the founder of iPad Educators, I’m often asked about apps that suit different curriculum areas. Here in The United Arab Emirates, where Arabic is...

Supporting your students during the Ramadan

Most people are already familiar with the word Ramadan. Being the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, it is the most special and revered month...

How to support innovation and develop thinking skills in very young...

Innovation is the buzz word in schools today and there are various science and technology programmes available to support this. A good education is...

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...

5 Things Teachers Should Never Do When Talking To Parents

Inviting parents to talk about their children can lead to many of them becoming instantly defensive. Some parents think that teachers will put their...

Top 10 reasons every teacher should try project-based learning

  When I was first introduced to project work I was very much passionate about a project called “Make Peace”. In that project, I instructed my...

A Productive Classroom Is Possible

Trying to create the perfect classroom? One where students are engaged, prepared and collaborating on clearly defined tasks, but still differentiated according to ability...

Are you being bullied at work?

Have you been the victim of repeated mistreatment or workplace humiliation through intimidation or even sabotage? If you have, you are not alone. According to...

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...