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BBS Teaching & Learning Center

Building teacher capacity to improve student achievement

تنمية قدرات المعلمين لتحسين أداء الطلاب 

Teachers' Stories

Teachers' Stories

Back in Q8

Posted on 18 October, 2017 at 4:45



Hello! My name is Milanka Markov and I'm from Toronto, Canada. This is my fifth year of teaching internationally. I've taught in Korea, Vietnam and Kuwait. When I'm not in the classroom I enjoy exploring new cultures and trying local food when traveling, discovering the underwater world by diving, and practising self-awareness through yoga.

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Love BBS

Posted on 27 March, 2017 at 5:55


Tell us a bit about your background.

My name is Salah El Sherif, I am from Yafa in Palestine, I have been in education for forty-six years, my hobbies are cooking and decorating.


Explain one new approach to teaching and learning that you have undertaken (or are currently undertaking) this academic year...

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Challenge Helps You Grow

Posted on 26 March, 2017 at 23:25



My name is Beatriz Insignares , I’m from Colombia, South America and have been living in Kuwait for the past 5 years. During my 29 years as a teacher I have experienced challenges that have made a profound impact in my life. In 1998 I had the fortune of making part of a team who started the im...

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Study Skills are Life Skills

Posted on 15 March, 2017 at 23:35



By JoAnn Whitlow

I learned very early in my teaching career that what teachers were asking students to do was not enough. Teachers had to do more than hand out work. I started compiling and teaching children "How" to do the work I assigned. I also began to build on this with organi...
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Building a Future Generation

Posted on 13 March, 2017 at 0:20


I am El- Sayyed Al- Rawy from Egypt. I graduated from AL- Azhar in 1988. My practical beginning was not education related. I worked for two years in a huge clothing center in Cairo at Solomon Street Pasha (Talaat Harb /AL- Tahreer). I had a good experience in management, so they asked me to work as manager of the center, but I refuse...

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Positivity Is The Key

Posted on 6 March, 2017 at 0:00



I would like to start my story with my preferred saying "your Attitude determines your Altitude". James Allen wrote, “Man’s rise or fall, success or failure, happiness or unhappiness depends on his attitude.” And Norman Vincent Peale, said, “Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude towa...

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Writing Stories Is My Passion

Posted on 5 March, 2017 at 6:25



Tell us a bit about your background:

I’m Wesam Zaidan, from Syria. I have been working as teacher for six years. My favorite hobbies consist of reading stories, novels, and writing children stories.


Explain one new approach to teaching and learning that you have undertaken (or are currently undertaking...

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Liking What You Do Is Happiness

Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 22:40




My name is Najah Ghanem, I’m from Lebanon. I was raised and educated in Kuwait before moving to Lebanon to complete my degree at Beirut University. I joined Al-Bayan school and community around 24 years ago to teach preschool students. I love children and working with them, they give me positive energy and jo...

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My Story

Posted on 29 January, 2017 at 0:40


My name is Katharine McLaughin-Wingert and I am from Niagara Falls, Canada. Since I was little, I have always wanted to be a teacher and to travel the world. So, it is no surprise that I find myself in a job where I get to do both. Having taught and lived in Tokyo for six years, I was able to travel throughout Asia. No...

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Hands Are the Key to the Brain!

Posted on 28 January, 2017 at 22:45



My name is Sara Saragdin. Where I call home is Canada! Since graduating eight years ago with a Montessori degree (from the UK) and a Bachelors in Teaching with a specialization in Early Childhood Education (Perth, Australia), I have worked at ‘Holy Name ...

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