Teach Middle East Magazine Jan-Feb 2018 Issue 3 Volume 5 - Page 6

, PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE “ Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible ” FRANCIS OF ASSISI M I D D L E E A S T Teach Middle East Magazine ® EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Leisa Grace Wilson editor@teachuae.com H appy New Year and welcome to 2018! We hope you had a wonderful winter break, filled with lots of rest, relaxation and time to connect with family and close friends. What are you hoping to achieve this year? If like many, you have set out goals and/or made resolutions, we wish you all the success in achieving them. Like the quote above says, start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible and pretty soon you will be doing what you once thought was impossible. Before you start anything make sure to establish your “why” if you know why you want to do or achieve something, then half your battle has been won, because your “why” will keep you going when things get tough. Here at Teach Middle East Magazine, our why is very simple. We believe that educators should be celebrated and that the education sector in the Middle East deserves a media platform that celebrates the achievements of educators, share the good practice that is taking place in the region’s schools and provide a place for educators to connect with each other. That is why we work so hard to make sure that our content is fit for purpose, and your tweets, testimonials and emails, tell us every day that we are on the right track. We thank you for your continued support. In this issue, we head over to Muscat to take a closer look at the fantastic things that are happening at The British School Muscat. In the “Class Time” section of the magazine, we examine what the future of education might look like and talk about how we can prepare our students for an uncertain future. At this time, many educators are either considering moving schools or applying for promotions, we have some great articles to help you in this 04 | Jan - Feb 2018 | | process. Are you thinking of reorganising your classroom in this new term? Before you begin, head over to our conversation with Dr Peter Barrett and learn about the impact the classroom environment has on students’ learning and attainment. We are excited to announce that the second annual Middle East Maths Teachers Conference will take place on February 24th, 2018 at the Le Meridien Hotel and Conference Centre in Dubai. This year the theme of the conference is Making Mathematics Meaningful. The event will attract Heads of Mathematics departments, Mathematics Consultants, School Leaders and Teachers of Mathematics from all over the world. With an impressive line-up of speakers from; Singapore, The United States of America, The United Kingdom, Australia and The Middle East, this event is sure to leave an indelible mark on the teaching of mathematics in the region. To register for this event please visit www. middleeastmaths.com or email richard@ moftahpublishing.com. We not only cater to the educator’s professional needs, but also their lifestyle needs, so don’t forget to flip over to the “After the Bell” section of the magazine for enriching content on travel, finance, personal development and health. As we always say, the best conversations and interactions happen online, with like-minded educators, so make sure to follow us on twitter @teachmiddleeast, on Facebook @Teach Middle East Magazine and on Instagram @Teachmiddleeast. Have a fantastic year! Class Time ART DIRECTOR A.T.Pandian thiruveera2007@gmail.com +971 50 5081 431 HEAD OF ADVERTISING Shahida Patel shahida@teachmiddleeastmag.com +971 55 7191 354 Richard Simapili Business Development Manager accounts@teachuae.com +971 55 8015 334 PUBLISHED BY Moftah Publishing FZ LLC (Registered at Fujairah Creative City) ADVERTISING sales@teachuae.com WEBSITE www.teachmiddleeastmag.com www.facebook.com/TeachMiddleEastMagazine Copyright 2017 Moftah Publishing FZ LLC. All rights reserved. Neither this publication nor any part of it may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the permission of Moftah Publishing FZ LLC. Where opinion is expressed, it is that of the author and does not necessarily reflect the editorial views of the publisher or Teach Middle East Magazine. All information in Teach Middle East Magazine is checked and verified to the best of the publisher’s ability, however, the publisher cannot be held responsible for any mistake or omission enclosed in the publication.