UAE National Day 🇦🇪 

So, my daughter finally met my students last week during national day celebrations. It felt like I was introducing a very important person in my life to very important people in my life. I really wanted them to get along. You see, my daughter cares very little about most people that give her attention. She's... Continue Reading →

Teaching #goals

For the last 2.5 months, since school re-opened, my students have been fighting tooth and nail for me to teach them.  You see, I've taught most of these boys since the middle school opened, and all they know is me, and they finally enjoyed maths, began to comprehend it and even excel in it beyond... Continue Reading →

Lighting the bulb!

New faces, over-sized uniforms and fresh trims! Everyone’s trying to look slick. But they’re not alone, because I’ve also bought a new outfit specifically for today. Day 1 of 200: I remind myself – I’ve got this…this is my space! 5 foot 2.5” but I walk like I’m 6 foot. Kids are confused. Staring at... Continue Reading →

Male vs Female teachers

I feel like teaching is easier for men. Don’t shoot me just yet! I’m speaking from a secondary school teacher’s perspective. I’ll explain why.   I feel like female teachers get more stick from the students than male teachers do. Students respect a male teacher so much quicker than they do a female teacher. It’s... Continue Reading →

Public Speaking 🙊

Sitting in a salon getting my nails done. The aim was to relax. Yet, all I could think about was the presentation I had to hold tomorrow afternoon. That’s after 4 lessons back to back. "Meet the parents/teachers." You’d think I’d be ok with public speaking. Considering I’ve been standing in front of my classroom... Continue Reading →

Fake it till you make it (Part 1)

Generally, when I have something on my mind. I can’t shake it. It’s there. It’ always there. It affects what I do and how I respond to situations. This has always been the case with me. All adults have bad days at work. Whether that be due to sleepless nights, stress, health problems, family matters... Continue Reading →

School trip (not again!)

Being a mother didn’t change me. Unfortunately, I’ve always been an excessive worrier. So I knew what I’d be like as a mum and teacher. But this is different. Being responsible for kids on a school trip is by far one of the most worrying things. Anywhere outside the comfort of your school premises is... Continue Reading →

Sacrifices of an expat

Being an expat means a lot of things. Mostly, it means to sacrafice . To sacrifice time, family memories and important events. Today I'm missing the wedding of my bestfriend, sister, rideordie & everything in between @just_muns ❤️  Never would I have thought this would be the case. Ever! As I sit here in my... Continue Reading →

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