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How Did a Journalist Become a Principal in Dubai? Inside Chandini Misra’s Journey.

Join us as we get to know Chandini Misra, the principal of Repton Al-Barsha, and hear about her journey from India to leading a school in Dubai. Starting as a science lover and becoming a journalist, Chandini eventually found...

How to Lead With Authenticity: A Conversation with Hannah Wilson

Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and join us for a heartfelt conversation with Hannah Wilson, the inspiring mind behind DiverseEd. This episode is tailor-made for school leaders eager to navigate the complexities of educational leadership with authenticity...

What the Science of Reading Tells Us about Literacy Instruction That Actually Works

As we realize the importance of a strong foundation in literacy for our students’ academic success, honing our approach to teaching literacy has become a priority for many schools across the region. The timing is just right—today we stand...

Embracing Vulnerability and Self-Awareness in School Leadership With Matthew Burfield

Every educator has a story, but few are as riveting as the narrative Matthew Burfield, Principal of GEMS Founders School, Dubai, and Senior Vice President of GEMS Education, shares with us. From his humble beginnings in Norfolk to the...

Educating with Heart: Nargish Khambatta’s Vision for Joyful, Holistic Learning

This enlightening episode explores Nargish Khambatta's remarkable journey from a quaint Indian town to leading Dubai's Gems Modern Academy. Her deep-rooted passion for learning and dedicated pursuit of 'Ikigai' – where profession meets passion – forms the crux of...

Join Us at the 5th Annual Middle East School Leadership Conference: Empathetic Leadership.

The fifth annual Middle East School Leadership Conference is set to take place on February 21-22, 2024, at the luxurious Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina. This year's theme, "Empathetic Leadership," is more than just a topic; it's a vital...

Understanding which curriculum is suitable for your child

By: Nicholas Rickford Before I start, and just for full disclosure, this article was researched and developed using both human and artificial intelligence. If your instinctive reaction to this admission is to question the value and authenticity of an opinion...

Elevating EAL Growth: A Holistic International School Approach

By Gemma Donovan Dubai's international schools are undergoing a transformative period, marked by a significant influx of students with English as an Additional Language (EAL). This shift not only mirrors the city's rich multicultural tapestry but also presents educators with...

Leading Through Learning: Mark Ford’s Journey from Yorkshire to Dubai

From the windswept moors of Yorkshire to the sun-kissed sands of Dubai, Mark Ford's journey as a principal is as extraordinary as it is enlightening. Please pull up a chair alongside Leisa Grace as we traverse Mark's fascinating voyage...

Mayoor Private School, Abu Dhabi: Setting the Standard in STEM Education Excellence

Mayoor Pvt. School Abu Dhabi has distinguished itself in the field of STEM education, earning the prestigious STEM MENA AWARD, which recognises effective STEM education among over 100 competing schools. This accomplishment was followed by launching an Aerospace Ambassador...

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