Teach Middle East Magazine Apr - Jun 2020 Issue 3 Volume 7 - Page 39
Educators who create content
’m originally from Canada
(Ottawa to be specific). However,
I left the cold in 2006 and never
looked back! I have been in the
education field for the past 14 years.
That being said, my first job at 16
was working with youth at the Boys
and Girls Club, so I would have to
say, I have been in education for my
entire adult life.
My career journey is unique. I
started down the regular route
as a classroom teacher in 2006.
However, everything changed
when I was offered an opportunity
to have my own children
television show in 2010. From that
point, I was hooked on creating
educational content for a larger
audience. I had three television
shows in Hong Kong, a radio
segment for the Beijing Olympics,
a vlog column for a Hong Kong
tabloid and now a podcast in the
My podcast is called “RunAndRant”
linked to my successful twitter
hashtag. I started the podcast
When I started the
podcast, the aim was to connect
teachers within my school (Al
Raha International School). Then,
connect teachers within our
parent company, Taaleem. Then,
connect teachers in the Middle
East and Worldwide.
I try and publish content every
week. My podcast can be found
on all major podcast platforms
I want to connect teachers and
link educators at conferences and
forums where teachers are already
active with sharing their voice.
I hope to be one of the leading
voices on educational podcasts in
the Middle East.
I’m active on twitter - trying to
help educators connect personal
health (fitness) and career goals.
I am also starting a creative
arts YouTube channel with my
It’s important that people share
their voice and allow others to
learn from their experience. We
are all in this together.
Connect with me on twitter:
I hope we find a balance between
the digital and the “real world”. I
also hope educators become role
models for content creation and
Term 3 Apr - Jun 2020