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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

The purpose of this blog is to share teachers' stories and experiences. 


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To Fit In

Posted on 5 June, 2018 at 3:15


Born in Cairo-Egypt (where I felt I never fit in) and raised in Jeddah-Saudi Arabia (where I felt I didn’t fit in either) I was able to experience (struggle) living in the Gulf since I was kid. Educated (not really) in a Greek community school which during its peak years numbered at around 60 students from K-12. Most of the years I had one...

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Flipping the Switch on Traditional Education

Posted on 29 March, 2018 at 7:35



My name is Demetria Dixon and I teach World History I, World Cultures and 20th Century History in the High School. This is my second year at Al-Bayan, but my fourth year in Kuwait. I am originally from Dallas, Texas; however, I now live in Sydney, Australia with my husband and our infant son who keeps us quite busy. I have always had the des...

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Adaptation for Growth

Posted on 29 March, 2018 at 7:30



My name is Dean Savage and currently I am a middle school science teacher. I am a C...

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The Journey

Posted on 20 February, 2018 at 22:35


Tell us a bit about your background


Hello my name is Salma Khan Al Beloushi. I was born in Sheffield England and was raised in Lodi, California, a tiny town I call home. I am married to a local Kuwaiti, which is the sole reason ...

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The Story of an Egyptian Girl

Posted on 11 February, 2018 at 3:15


My name is Huda Labib, from Cairo, Egypt. I have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography, in addition to a diploma in the same specialization.


In my third year of undergraduate, I was the ideal student in the Geography department of Ain Shams University. In my final year, I was the ideal student in 11 departments in the Fac...

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Working from the Heart

Posted on 4 February, 2018 at 2:20


My name is Wafa Al Taibi, and I’m from Gaza-Palestine.


I started working at BBS 22 years ago. I’m Grade 1 Arabic teacher and I enjoy working with this age as I believe they are the most courageous age.  I love children, and I enjoy teaching them. I consider them my...

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The Power of Communities

Posted on 1 February, 2018 at 0:00


My name is Kevin Fullbrook and I am the Middle School Principal. I feel incredibly lucky to be given the opportunity to work with some amazing staff at BBS who work very hard each and every day to get the best out of their students.


I am originally from Brisbane, Australia, where I taught in a range of schools from a small, rem...

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Hard Work Pays Off

Posted on 7 December, 2017 at 3:35

 



Tell us a bit about your background:


My name is Hussein Zakaria, from Egypt. I hold a Bachelor of Islamic Law from AL-Azhar University. I have teaching experience that extends to nineteen years. My hobbies are the different types of sports such as football, volleyball, boxing, handball and t...

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Devoted to Education

Posted on 3 December, 2017 at 7:10


By Suha Abu Dawoud


If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.


My family has always been devoted to education. Both of my parents are teachers, and my father was a UNESCO member, a published author for the Kuwait Ministry of ...

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"We rise by lifting other..."

Posted on 15 November, 2017 at 4:35



Hi everyone! I’m Noha Abdulbaki. I am Syrian. My life outside of teaching is what keeps me really busy! I have been married for 6 years . And I am a mother of two girls who are truly the light of my life .


I am currently working on my 9th year teaching, which absolutely blows my mind! I graduated from Al-Baath Univers...

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