Teach Middle East Magazine Apr - Jun 2020 Issue 3 Volume 7 - Page 6
“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a
refuge in adversity . ” M I D D L E
ARISTOTLE Teach Middle East
Welcome to the summer edition
of Teach Middle East Magazine.
It is April 2020, the start of the
summer term, but instead of being
in school and picking up a copy of
Teach Middle East Magazine in your
staff room, you might be reading this
publication from the comfort of your
own home via our website www.
teachmiddleeastmag.com or via the
Teach Middle East free app which is
available on all major app stores.
The world as we know it has been
turned upside down by the Covid-19
global pandemic and we suspect
things may never be the same again.
If you are reading this issue much
later and things have gone back to
“normal” We are sure there are many
lessons that were learned and many
adversities that were overcome.
As this message is being typed,
millions of children are out of school,
with a few fortunate ones learning
via distance learning platforms. Many
parents are working from home and
several countries are experiencing
complete lockdown. Globally, we are
being bombarded, on the news, with
pictures of doom and gloom. The
world economies are in free fall, health
care systems are being stretched
to their limits as never before and
governments are scrambling to keep
their countries afloat. But as its said,
“every cloud has a silver lining”, we
hope that this issue will be part of that
silver lining for you, in a world that is
currently filled with gloom, so sit back
relax and enjoy turning the pages of
your favourite education magazine.
We have been overwhelmed by the
kindness that education companies
have been showing during the
covid-19 pandemic. Many companies
have opened their online platforms
to offer complimentary usage during
the crisis. Authors have made audio
versions of their books available so
that students could continue to enjoy
Term 3 Apr - Jun 2020
reading and listening to their favourite
books, teachers and education
consultants have donated hours of
free courses and webinars online,
all in a bid to ensure that learning
continues. We salute you all.
In this issue of Teach Middle East
Magazine we want to take your mind
off all that is happening and bring
you hope for a brighter future in
education. We bring you helpful hints
and techniques on how to make the
most out of distance learning. We
also look at what educators can do
to balance on screen and off screen
time. Keep turning the pages to meet
the educators who are also content
creators and make sure to check out
their blogs, YouTube channels and
We also chat with Henry Platten, the
co-founder of GoBubble, the first
social media platform for children, to
find out what inspired him to launch
such a platform and what his hopes
are for young people going forward.
Don’t forget to check out the ‘After The
Bell’ section of the magazine, where
we bring you articles to enhance your
personal lives and wellbeing.
Later in the year we will be hosting
the Middle East School Leadership
Conference and the GESS EdTech
Summit in Dubai on October 6-7, 2020.
Keep checking www.schoolleadersme.
com for more details.
Remember that the best conversations
take place online with like-minded,
connected educators, so connect
with us on twitter @teachmiddleeast
and on LinkedIn and Facebook @
Teach Middle East Magazine, as well
as on Instagram @teachmiddleeast.
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We are stronger together!
The Editorial Team
Teach Middle East Magazine.
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