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The waiting is the hardest part

Tom Petty got it right: the waiting is the hardest part I’ve been spending a lot of time in waiting rooms —- taking friends to medical procedures, taking my son to his college campus for enrolment, taking our pets to...

Al Nasha’a Al Saleh School working towards success

Al Nasha’a Al Saleh Private School lies tucked away behind the beautiful architectural structure of an unfinished palace in Al Towayya, in the Garden City of Al Ain. The school was established in 1994. On the outside the school appears...

Flipping CPD in the UAE

Some persons may be confused by the title of this article. Others may be visualising the word flipping in a literal way, as they do not have positive emotions towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Nevertheless, CPD is a reality...

Make Teaching Science Fun

Teaching science in a new educational setting can be a challenge.  Teachers may discover differences in the students’ levels. There may also be a wide range of ability interests among students. Many students may perceive learning science as a...

A Moment With Sudesh Shankar

It’s 2:30pm and we are sitting in the offices of Niche Publishers located in the Jumeirah Lake Towers. From our seats on the fifth floor, we are able to capture the splendid views of the adjacent skyscrapers, the beautiful...

Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum in Al Ain

Educators make up a considerable number of the expats who are instrumental to the educational reform in the UAE. Know Your UAE provides insights into aspects of Arabic culture, traditions and places of historical value that educators may find...

Quick Makeup Tips for the Busy Educator

It’s not easy juggling a full load of classes while always looking your best.  It may seem challenging at first but it is definitely possible. Setting up a beauty routine is part of a healthy self-care plan that supports...

More Than Just Your Average Burger

I admit it! I've become somewhat of a burger snob. Before experiencing the Abu Dhabi (AD) food scene, I was content to eat the popular American meal trinity of burger, fries and a soft drink at any of the...

Quixotic Qatar

If you’re like me and want to utilise the opportunity to visit as many countries while living in the UAE, one of the places to tick off of your list is Qatar. Its proximity to the UAE makes it...

There is no outstanding lesson

I have been very privileged in my career to work with some really talented teachers. They have challenged me to do better and expect more of my students. As an administrator, I have also had the opportunity to observe...

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