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Network & Learn Event in Jeddah

[#CambridgeMENA + #Jeddah🇸🇦]  🙏🏼 Thank you so much to the teachers of #Jeddah who came to the Network & Learn event today!

We explored things like thinking like a #mathematician, making worksheets work in #Science, a peek at the big old "scary" #metacognition in #English, and how Cambridge University Press Education resources help with all of the above.👍🏾🙌🏼

A couple of my learning/reflections from the day:

1️⃣ Lots of Math and Science teachers across the MENA region are actually also language teachers - whether it's acknowledged or not (most of our learners in the Middle East & North Africa are not native English speakers). So it is really helpful to share ideas specifically for developing language in the classroom. We had lots of fun doing a solo running dictation today - have you ever tried this? Pic #6 shows the activity in action. It is so fun. Let me know if you want me to explain it.

2️⃣ If you are a facilitator like me who mistakenly prints many copies of the wrong printout - like the one with all the answers on it 🤦🏽‍♀️ - listen up: no need to throw away those worksheets. Simply assign this task immediately: "Check every answer to make sure it's correct please". This is probably the oldest trick in the #teachers book for overcoming a blip, but hey! Sharing just in case it's new for you, fellow #teacher / #facilitator friend. It saved my activity today. :D

3️⃣ The airport at Jeddah is really so #beautiful. I felt like I was in a magazine brochure in this lounge area. Swipe to final pic to see.

Finally, here's a shout out to Ahmed & the teachers at this Network & Learn event: mission Jeddah - complete ✅😎👏🏼

✨Aaand that's it for now! ➡️ Next stop in this #SaudiArabia trip: #Riyadh. Stay tuned. 👀

P.S. It was also very special to meet teachers like Ahmed Abou El Makarem, who has done our Cambridge University Press Education #PreparingtoTeach course and who I had never met in real life! Teachers are awesomely fun - we had a hoot today. 😁✨🙌🏼

📣To join the May cohort of Preparing to Teach masterclasses - send me a message. 💬⭐️

Adham Barakat! You’re in the photo. Thanks for joining!

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