Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Dropping Like Flies

   I am going to keep this short. People are leaving. Teaching in the UAE is not for everyone and it is not easy, my school is tough but I have goals (finacial and personal) that will keep me here no matter what until I meet them. The situation in Canada is not the greatest for teachers.  I am even toying with the idea of extending my two year contract for an extra year or two. Everyone has their own reasons for leaving and I cannot judge anyone's decision. But what you hear/read is real,the turnover here is crazy. 

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  1. Your blog is awesome. I am a Black woman from Atlanta and I have an interview this Saturday in Houston. I am so nervous! I really want this great opportunity. I have been teaching science for 8 years and have a master's degree. Do you think I have a chance? What is the curriculum for cycle 2 science? Thanks!

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    1. Good luck on your interview! Of course you have a chance! The curriculum is good but a little to heavy for students who do not have a mastery if English. Let me know how your interview goes.

      -Haneefa

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    2. Thanks for your response! I love your blog! It is so detailed I feel like I am living vicariously through you! The interview went well. I teared up at the end when they asked me why I wanted to teach abroad and I discussed how I love to see when students show growth in a language that is foriegn to them. I have students right now from Central and South America, Africa and Bangladesh and I love them all! I had one of the interviewers tear up too! I have not heard any news yet. Still praying. Hope to maybe meet you soon!

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    3. I have a interview in April. . *fingers crossed*
      Nakia, how did you do?

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  2. Hi Miss Haneefa,
    Loving the blog! Thanks for sharing all of this great information. I was wondering what do you mean by the "the turnover here is crazy?"

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  3. K,
    All I mean by that is so many teachers are hired each year but at the same time so many teachers leave and do not fulfill their two year contract.

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    1. Thanks for the additional explaination!

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  4. Haneefa, your blog posts are awesome. Made some gr8888 reading. Going through the same emotions as you did last yr. Hoping to cope with it and gear from them soon. Also, would love to catch up with you. You are an excellent writer.

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