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BBS Teaching & Learning Center

Building teacher capacity to improve student achievement

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Teachers' Stories

Teachers' Stories

Secret of My Youth

Posted on 25 January, 2017 at 23:10

I will let you in on my secret… it’s simply being a Kindergarten teacher!! Being with kids just makes you feel young, keeps that adrenalin pumping with oodles of energy.

That’s me Susan Rueben, in the photograph just gliding along with my students. I’ve been a teac...

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Posted on 8 January, 2017 at 4:15

My name is Jaber Alanazi. I am from Ontario, Canada. I have been teaching for two years now, so I am considered to be a relatively "new teacher." This is my second year here at BBS. I had always wanted to be a doctor; I was highly interested in anatomy and...

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Struggling to Progress: Why the Students Are the Teachers

Posted on 1 December, 2016 at 5:55

“Without struggle, there can be no progress.” These words, uttered by one of my favorite thinkers, Frederick Douglass serves as the mantra for my life story. I have struggled for as long as I can remember, but, I am convinced through these struggles, I have grown both personally and professionally.

I am currentl...

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Teaching is Magic

Posted on 30 November, 2016 at 1:50

My name is Rana Atari. I have lived in Kuwait all my life. I received my bachelor degree in Arabic language from Kuwait University. I was so fortunate to have joined Al- Bayan Bilingual School 22 years ago. My parents along with my husband, children and friends supported me through this journey and I...

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It's All Part of the Show

Posted on 30 November, 2016 at 1:45


Tell us a bit about your background:

My name is Lamia Abdulfataah, I’m from Jordan. I graduated in 2002 with a bachelor degree in Guidance and Psychological Health, from the Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan. I’ve been working as a teacher for 14 years. My favorite h...

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My Calling

Posted on 22 November, 2016 at 6:40

I was one of those girls who knew from an early age that teaching was what I was supposed to do. When I was young, I was a struggling reader. There was something that seemed to prevent me from unlocking the mystery that was found in books. When I found the Babysitter's Club stories by Ann Martin, I was hooked and my love of reading was cemented...

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Teaching is Like a Box of Chocolates

Posted on 2 November, 2016 at 6:40

My name is Viktoria Botkoveli. I am from Belarus . I graduated from the Physical Education and Sports University of Belarus. I have a Master Degree in Thai boxing and Judo. My degree course included specialization in teaching and martial arts coaching. I have ...

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Acting is Part of My Life

Posted on 27 October, 2016 at 6:35

Tell us a bit about your background:

My name is Sabrizeyad Shoashah, I’m from Gaza, Palestine. Prior to moving to Kuwait, I worked in South America for 8 years. I've been in Kuwait for 10 years, during that time I have taught at the American Scho...

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Different Perspective

Posted on 27 October, 2016 at 0:50


Tell us a bit about your background:

My name is Sajida, from Jordan. My teaching experience is 11 years all of them in Kuwait. Some of my favorite hobbies are drawing, swimming, listening to music, and cooking. In my leisure time, I love reading short stories and ...

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My Journey

Posted on 26 October, 2016 at 5:45

My name is Anneesa Al-Essa. I was born in Kuwait and have lived my life equally between Kuwait and the United States. My mom is an educator and I have fond memories of going to school with her and helping her out in the classroom. If you could speak to my teachers at the school I went to in Kuwa...

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