Middle East and North Africa

Going to Teach, but Being Taught

I walked into the classroom and a sea of unfamiliar faces—31 of them—met me. I panicked. It was my first class with my ESL Grammar…

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Deseo de servir a Dios

Era el año 2017, ya tenía una carrera hecha y un buen trabajo, pero Dios quería un futuro aún mejor para mí. El amor por…

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Activating Student Engagement

“Cindy Engel studies zoopharmacognosy, or ________________.” I paused the video on the caption so the students in my Speaking and Listening Intermediate ESL class could…

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Committed to Teaching

I’d been teaching in the English Language Institute for 6 years and thoroughly enjoyed the last 3 or 4 classes. They had been a delight…

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The Value of a Mentor

I didn’t train as a teacher in college. My major was English, “writing, not teaching” as I was quick to highlight for anyone who asked.…

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Beyond the Classroom

“You are the God of miracles and wonders! Your road led through the sea, Your pathway through the mighty waters—a pathway no one knew was…

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Keeping Mental Sanity in the Pandemic

Teachers also feel the strain of trying to keep their students’ attention and balance their work life while working from home during the pandemic.

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Disrupting the Norm

The average quiz is a cop-out, a way to fill class time and have easy quantitative means to prove a student’s grade. We need to…

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Teach to the Test, Then Teach Some More

Education is not a rigid system that penalizes those who understand things differently. Education is transformation through learning.

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Creating a Meme Culture

True teaching is more than delivering subject matter to students. One teacher shares her thoughts and experiences on wholistic teaching.

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Using Technology to Enhance Students’ Learning Experience

While there is immeasurable value in putting away the smartphone and challenging the mind through in-class interaction, there is a place for electronics in the…

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Mentoring Third Culture Kids

A third-culture kid is one who grows up in a different culture from the culture that his or her parents grew up in.

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