“As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. As you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is success”.
It is the summer term of 2022 and the final issue of volume 9 of Teach Middle East Magazine. This is a fantastic milestone. Nine years of serving the education community in the Middle East. What a great privilege!
Like the quote above says, we kept going when it became hard; we did not stop or give up. We kept true to our mission of connecting, developing and empowering educators across the Middle East and beyond.
We learn to be resilient every day from the thousands of educators who keep going in the face of great difficulties and changes in policies and procedures at the drop of a hat. We learn grit from the many educators who have had to endure personal difficulties while still showing up day after day and giving their students the best of themselves. You are our heroes. You are the people who keep us going, issue after issue. We hope that the content we bring you in each issue of Teach Middle East Magazine helps make your work just that bit easier and provides you with some of the inspiration you need to keep going.
This issue is no exception; it is packed with great articles written by educators from the Middle East and beyond. The current issue is mainly focused on special educational needs and literacy. The articles have been hand-selected to provide educators with great tools to improve their schools’ special educational needs and literacy provisions.
As we look forward to volume 10 of the magazine in September, with the back to school issue, I invite you, our loyal readers, to send us your ideas. What would you like us to add, change or improve? We welcome your feedback. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you all.
Have you listened to the Teach Middle East Podcast as yet? The Teach Middle East Podcast features the brightest and best in education from the Middle East and further afield. The podcast can be found on all major podcast platforms or our website. As our thoughts turn to the upcoming summer break, we would like to wish you all a wonderful summer break when it comes. If you are moving on from the Middle East or just changing school, we wish you all the success in your home or new role. We have a lot in store for those of us who will be returning to this region at the start of the new academic year. Stay tuned!
Start the new academic year at The Middle East Teaching and Learning Conference on August 23 and 24, 2022. Visit www.meteachingandlearning.com for more details.
Join us in Dubai on November 12, 2022, for the second annual STEM MENA Conference. Visit www.stemmena.com for more information.
As I always say, the best conversations take place online with fellow connected educators. Search for Teach Middle East on your favourite social media platforms, and let’s keep the conversation going. Join us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Have a fantastic summer term and summer break.
Leisa Grace Wilson
Teach Middle East Magazine
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