Attention teachers and advisors in the school reforms! We need your input on how the school reforms in the UAE and GCC area are progressing. How much say do you have in the changes being made? Are you satisfied with the progress as far as implementing new curriculum standards and new teaching methods? Are Arab teachers making the transition to student-centered teaching techniques? Are teachers receiving proper professional development to improve their classroom delivery and management? We know there is a major professional development conference in January. Are you taking part in it? How are parents reacting to the reforms and are they participants in it? Are you facing teacher shortages? How is Technology being introduced in the classroom? Are teachers and advisors being adequately compensated for the hike in living expenses? What are your major complaints??? What praise and achievements can you offer?
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