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It all started when I graduated from high school and decided to join the educational domain. I got enrolled in the university with the passion to be a teacher and to help raise future generations. To be honest, I went through many ups and downs during these past three years, but the last year was the hardest. Though I was very enthusiastic and excited about my last University year, unfortunately,...
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I have recently noticed my need to validate that it is okay for me to cry to others. Sometimes, when we are feeling too overwhelmed, we cannot contain our emotions, and sometimes the situation practically calls out for our tears. And weirdly enough, I have noticed that when I am about to cry in front of someone, I have an urgent need to reassure them by saying,” I’m about to...
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I won’t deny that this academic year has been quite challenging. Leading the HR department during both economic and public health crisis has been one tough task. However, despite facing many obstacles along the way, the group was able to stand together and support one another with whatever capacity available.  On another personal note, this year marks my third year at Al-Hayat International School and my third year living in...
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Figure 1: (left) Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (right) Bloom’s revised Taxonomy of learning. Who among us (pun intended in relation to the popular video game) does not face days when productivity drops down? Students are anxious these days. Their productivity is at an all-time low. Yet they are asked to focus and learn, focus when all that is around them is pandemonium and chaos, learn where all that is around...
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–Scenario 1: I wake up at 6, wash the sleep away, and off I go to meet my colleagues, then my students. “Good morning everyone”, I utter calmly as I see them coming in. When the bell rings, I dismiss my students to their break and prepare myself for mine. – Scenario 2: I wake up, change my top, keep my pants, open my laptop. “Good morning Students!”, I say...
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