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By Hadeel Al Kamli   As a student, I remember I have always enjoyed classes I had with confident teachers. Confidence gives a greater sense of calmness and approachability to teachers. The way confident teachers handled themselves and the way they interacted with students, made students less resistant, more motivated, and more interested in what the teacher had to say. Whereas, teachers who were loud, moody, and unapproachable...
By Dr. Mohammed Khalaf PhD Living in a pandemic time means searching for creative ways creative thinking requires digging deeply into your mind searching for imagination and coming up with new ideas. In creative thinking, a person builds an alternative world fill with new ideas through penetrating his mind and soul.   Creativity is not only used broadly to refers to coming up with new things but also the expression of...
By Dalia Ibrahim “Thank you”. How many times do you use this sentence a day? What comes to your mind when you say it? Does it come out spontaneously, or do you use it only politely? Are you sure you thanked all those who helped you one day? Did you tell them that without their help you could not have overcome that particular obstacle in your life? Did you made them feel valued and that they made a difference being by your...
P.S: I Love you, teacher. By Sara Al Adl When was the last time that you have received a message from a student expressing his/her appreciation for you as a teacher? If not, think about your teaching styles again. It is not about teaching only. It is about a teacher-student relationship. Teacher-student relationship has been a topic for discussion for ages.  I believe that we are not only teaching students but also we...
By Hadeel Al Kamli Starting your way in any profession, you probably think that your ultimate weapon to get your dream job is a high GPA or a full impressive Curriculum Vitae (CV) . However, at least in my opinion, creating a professional identity can be equally important. The importance of professional identity comes not only from its ability to help you demonstrate your value in any professional community but also keeps you aware of...
Making the Right Decisions and Living Them By: Nanju Francisco Making a decision is an integral part of our lives. Everyday, from the moment we open our eyes, we all have to make decisions one way or the other: What are we going to eat for breakfast? What are we going to wear to the office? What are we going to do after office hours? What are we going to have for dinner, etc.? Life, therefore, is a continuous decision-making...
By Maryana AlRabadi Have you ever felt uncreative or unable to solve even a simple problem? Or have you ever wondered the reasons behind restraining your creativity? Well, every person might have amazing creative talent or skill, but each just has to learn how to unlock his / her abilities. In fact, there are six main obstacles to creative thinking that could be blocking people from learning how to improve their problem-solving...
By Dalia Ibrahim It is all about support and motivation. Teaching and learning are not about the quantity of knowledge the student has, but about the skills he acquires, about how much he develops and, most importantly, to what extent he enjoys learning. When you are supported, motivated and you love what you are doing, you can do miracles: you can express yourself in the most creative ways, impress those around you and, while doing...
By: Sara Al Adl Do you have a wrestler in your class? Many teachers all over the world suffer from disruptive behaviour of many students especially violent ones. In this article, we will try to go deep inside the problem and find meaningful solutions.    What is the difference between violence and bullying?    Violence/violent behaviour is defined as aggressive behaviour where the actor or...
By Sara Al Adl IELTS (A way for dreams to come true) IELTS is the world's most widely accepted English language test for study, work and migration. It is recognized by over 10,000 organizations worldwide. IELTS is available in: Academic - for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training...
By: Dalia Ibrahim Being a teacher is not an easy job, not only because the idea of explaining something you already know to someone else who does not can be very challenging, but also because you deal every day with different types of students, having different academic levels, interests and attitudes.  It is through the human interaction between the teacher and students that the teaching and learning process succeeds and through the...
Education keeps improving and changing through time. The demands of life force people to accept what they used to refuse in the past. In fact, the idea of distance learning was not approved by many, as they believe that it won’t be as effective as traditional learning. However, when circumstances threaten people’s life such as nowadays epidemic “the Corona virus”, then the safest option will be learning from a...