Teach Middle East Magazine May-June 2016 Issue 5 Volume 3 - Page 6

EDITOR ’ S MESSAGE ...

Teach UAE Magazine ®
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Carolyn Lee editor @ teachuae . com
ART DIRECTOR A . T . Pandian thiruveera2007 @ gmail . com + 971 50 508 1431

CONNECT . DEVELOP . EMPOWER .

“ Success is the sum of small efforts , repeated day-in and day-out .” - Robert Collier
Welcome to our May-June 2016 issue of Teach UAE Magazine . Where has the school year gone ? We started the year in September with a visit to Kings School Dubai , where we celebrated their continued outstanding inspection ratings . In November , we sat down with Dr . Abdulla Al Karam , Director General of KHDA . We got to know him better and we also explored ways in which schools can promote happiness and well being , while still maintaining a focus on academics .
The Dubai English Speaking College was our Featured School in January . We caught up with Lisa Finch , Head of ICT and her colleague Malachy McGrogan . There , we witnessed how technology is transforming teaching and learning and promoting active student engagement . Fast-forward to March-April 2016 , where we were inspired after meeting with the effervescent , Stephen Ritz . Stephen taught us that one person can start a movement to change education and with hard work and dedication , can garner enough support , to change the world .
To say we have had an exhilarating academic year would be an understatement . We have thoroughly enjoyed visiting schools , interacting with staff and students , attending and covering all the major education events and conferences - all while creating relevant and engaging content for you , our readers . We remain eternally grateful to our Teach UAE Magazine team and our esteemed writers and guest contributors for their hard work and dedication .
This issue is designed to leave you feeling uplifted and ready to finish the school year in fine style . We trekked to Sharjah for some quality time with the principal , teachers and students of Our Own English High School Sharjah . We were impressed by the school ’ s many successes and commitment to empowering and equipping students with the requisite skills to excel academically and in extra-curricular activities .
The Global Teacher Prize is a one million dollar prize awarded annually to one deserving teacher . This prize was created to help lift the esteem of the profession . The ceremony takes place right here in the United Arab Emirates . We sat down with the top ten finalists of the 2016 Global Teacher Prize , to discuss some of the major issues facing education today and to learn more about what drives them . We hope their stories inspire you .
Our After the Bell section in this issue features a look at repatriation , summer travel tips , and useful advice to keep you healthy while you enjoy your time off school , among other exciting topics .
The school year is ending and although we will take a break from printing in July and August , we will be online at www . teachuae . com and on social media all summer long , so do include us in your summer plans .
____________________ CAROLYN LEE Editorial Director
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CONTRIBUTORS Aaron Crotty , Maryann Reid , Carolyn Lee , Leisa Simapili , Betina Feuntes , Rahima Jabeen , Chassie Selouane , PreSha Barnes , Dr Thomas Gamboa Jr ., Dr Jan L . Jones , Mostafa Hassan , Giana Ulyatt , Lisa Fatimah and Simon Noakes
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EDITOR’S MESSAGE... Teach UAE Magazine® EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Carolyn Lee editor@teachuae.com ART DIRECTOR A.T.Pandian thiruveera2007@gmail.com +971 50 508 1431 CONNECT. DEVELOP. EMPOWER. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” - Robert Collier Welcome to our May-June 2016 issue of Teach UAE Magazine. Where has the school year gone? We started the year in September with a visit to Kings School Dubai, where we celebrated their continued outstanding inspection ratings. In November, we sat down with Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of KHDA. We got to know him better and we also explored ways in which schools can promote happiness and well being, while still maintaining a focus on academics. The Dubai English Speaking College was our Featured School in January. We caught up with Lisa Finch, Head of ICT and her colleague Malachy McGrogan. There, we witnessed how technology is transforming teaching and learning and promoting active student engagement. Fast-forward to March-April 2016, where we were inspired after meeting with the effervescent, Stephen Ritz. Stephen taught us that one person can start a movement to change education and with hard work and dedication, can garner enough support, to change the world. To say we have had an exhilarating academic year would be an understatement. We have thoroughly enjoyed visiting schools, interacting with staff and students, attending and covering all the major education events and conferences - all while creating relevant and engaging content for you, our readers. We remain eternally grateful to our Teach UAE Magazine team and our esteemed writers and guest contributors for their hard work and dedication. 4 | May - Jun 2016 | | This issue is designed to leave you feeling uplifted and ready to finish the school year in fine style. We trekked to Sharjah for some quality time with the principal, teachers and students of Our Own English High School Sharjah. We were impressed by the school’s many successes and commitment to empowering and equipping students with the requisite skills to excel academically and in extra-curricular activities. The Global Teacher Prize is a one million dollar prize awarded annually to one deserving teacher. This prize was created to help lift the esteem of the profession. The ceremony takes place right here in the United Arab Emirates. We sat down with the top ten finalists of the 2016 Global Teacher Prize, to discuss some of the major issues facing education today and to learn more about what drives them. We hope their stories inspire you. Our After the Bell section in this issue features a look at repatriation, summer travel tips, and useful advice to keep you healthy while you enjoy your time off school, among other exciting topics. The school year is ending and although we will take a break from printing in July and August, we will be online at www. teachuae.com and on social media all summer long, so do include us in your summer plans. ____________________ CAROLYN LEE Editoria F&V7F 672FP4U2tU w&6Rv66W4FV6VR6Ф4E$%UD%0&7&GG'&VB6&ǖVRV66ƒ&WFfWVFW2&&VV676P6VVR&U6&&W2G"F0v&"G"W27Ff76vVǖGBƗ6fFB6W0T$ĕ4TB%gFV&Ɨ6re0&Vv7FW&VBBgV&7&VFfR6GEdU%D4p6W4FV6VR6ХtT%4DPwwrFV6VR6Чwwrf6V&6FV6TTvP6&vB#bgFV&Ɨ6re2&vG2&W6W'fVBVFW"F0V&Ɩ6F"'BbB&R&W&GV6VB7F&VB&WG&Wf77FV"G&6֗GFVBf& 'V2VV7G&2V66F6r&V6&Fr"FW'v6RvFWBFRW&֗76bgFV&Ɨ6re2vW&R0W&W76VBB2FBbFRWF"@FW2BV6W76&ǒ&VfV7BFRVFF&fWw2bFRV&Ɨ6W""FV6TPvRf&FFV6TRvP26V6VBBfW&fVBFFR&W7B`FRV&Ɨ6W.( 2&ƗGvWfW"FPV&Ɨ6W"6B&RVB&W76&Rf ֗7FR"֗76V66VBFPV&Ɩ6Fࠠ