Welcome to the 2022 Q2 Edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Teachers Network (RAKTN) Newsletter.
We are at the end of the academic year, and our current offering of professional development courses have just closed.
Thank you all for being a part of the Foundation’s Professional Development Programs, and we look forward to seeing you all in the next academic year.
Unplug and enjoy your vacation!
Fall 2022 PD Course Call For Proposals
Are you an experienced and passionate educator based in the northern Emirates? Do you know what makes an in-person, virtual and/or blended teaching sensation in the UAE? Can you help build the next generation of teaching excellence in RAK?
The Al Qasimi Foundation is calling for certified course instructors in the education sector to facilitate Teacher Professional Development Courses in Arabic and English.
Fill the course proposal and instructor profile on https://raktn.org/ by July 26th. For more details, email email@example.com .
Summer Vacation Tips
At last, educators have a palpable sense of downtime. If you have not traveled, find some tips on how to spend your summer in the UAE here;
Remember to DEHYDRATE!!! This cannot be stressed enough! Stay healthy and enjoy your staycation or even more with the RAKation campaign!
Summer Vacation Book Recommendations
As the heat swelters and we curl up under the AC, here are some good book recommendations from #TwitterTeachers;
The First Five: A Love Letter To Teachers ~ Patrick Harris
The Power of Our Words: Teacher Language That Helps Children Learn ~ Paula Denton
Kids These Days: A Game Plan for (Re)connecting With those We Teach, Lead, & Love ~ Jody Carrington
I wish My Teacher Knew ~ Kyle Schwartz
The Power Of Making Thinking Visible ~ Ron Ritchhart & Mark Church
Plan like a Pirate ~ Dawn M. Harris
The First Days of School ~ Harry Wong
Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching ~ Robin R. Jackson
Creating The Schools Our Children Need ~ Dylan William
Hackie School Discipline ~ Brad Weinstein
Trouble Makers ~ Carla Shalaby
The Knowledge Gap ~ Natalie Wexler
Social Emotional Learning and the Brain ~Marilee Sprenger
Kids Deserve It ~ Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain~ Zaretta Hammond
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance ~ Angela Duckworth
Here is to thank all teachers whose students graduated!
Congratulations to Ras Al Khaimah Boys School – Cycle 3 (Grade 12 students), the principal Ms. Fatema Mohammed Abbas, teaching and non-teaching staff! We are so proud of you!
Another round of applause to Al Maerid School for Girls – Cycle 2 &3 (Grade 12 students), the principal Ms Abeer Abdullah Al Teneiji, teaching and non-teaching staff!
Hats off to Muna Suood Kulaib and Noor Tafeeq Lhifat who were the two top students. Whoohoo!
Ever wondered what goes on at other Ras Al Khaimah schools while you’re hard at work teaching your students? If you would like your school’s news as well as initiatives to be featured (of course next academic year), please send a message (details and photos of the initiative/event) to firstname.lastname@example.org
As expected, our sections are almost empty. The Q3 Newsletter will be out in September.
Enjoy every moment of your summer!
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