Aala Ababneh (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Vice Principal in K0-6 at K12 School Unit, NIST. She is also the Teacher in area of K1-6 at K12 Unit of OE Division, NSRIC. Alaa Ababneh a classroom teacher resident in UAE, born in Jordan September 24, 1985. She obtained her Bachelor degree in Education- class teacher from Yarmouk University- Jordan in 2007, with very good grade. She has 10 years of experience in the education field; 9 years as a classroom teacher between (Jordan, Oman, and UAE) and one year as a primary coordinator in Oman, starting from 2007 until now. Throughout her teaching experience she went through different British curriculums (McMillan, Cambridge, and Oxford) and recently teaching the American Common Core curriculum, teaching three subjects (English, Mathematics, and Science). Teaching young learners is such a passion and great fun to her, it’s more like watching the little plant growing and blooming. It is indeed such a hard job at the beginning but it is so joyful by the end of the year once you see the fruitful marvelous results. In lower grades she focuses the most on reading and listening because reading is the key to writing and listening is the key to speaking. She loves and enjoys teaching the three subjects specially reading and Science because they are full with experiences and allows them to expand their knowledge with plenty of hands on activities.
Her philosophy of education is that every child should have the right to learn and get a quality education. Every child that enters into the classroom should feel safe and comfortable. A teacher should be aware of her students’ emotional, social, psychological, and physical development as well as their cognitive growth. To this end, a teacher should view parents and community members as true parents in the educational process. They provide a motivational frame work for each learning opportunity. Similarly, interaction within the community provides rich, multicultural experiences to young minds.
Individualized instruction is an integral strategy to aid children with different learning preferences. In order to meet individual challenges, lessons must be structured into learning modalities by incorporating auditory, kinesthetic, and visual techniques. Applying a variety of approaches to the learning process is equally important, Use of cooperative learning strategies, integration of technology into the classroom, as well as guided individual instruction are all necessary to provide an environment where children will use self-discovery and a hands-on approach to learning.
“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity” – Dorothy Parker
The more you learn, the more you want to learn, the more the world becomes more interesting to you, and discovering it becomes more fun.