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Resources for Teachers in the Middle East

The Middle East Professional Learning Initiative (MEPLI) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) has collected resources from MEPLI Fellows that will offer resources to support you in your teaching practice.


Peer Observation and Teacher Reflection

In this article, Dalya Saleh, MEPLI 2021 Fellow, defines peer observation and outlines the reasons for its value in the classroom. She outlines the stages for teachers to implement peer observation, offering practical tools for them to utilize directly.
 

Signs of Trauma in Elementary School Children: Red Flags for Teachers

In the second article of this series, Lara El Khatib, MEPLI 2018 Fellow, outlines how teachers can identify the signs and symptoms of trauma in a child's behavior. This article is part one in a series on the topic of trauma, with the forthcoming article focusing on how teachers can identify the signs of trauma in the classroom.
These articles on trauma and its effects on children were in the process of being written when the Uvalde, TX, school shooting occurred. The author would like to dedicate these articles to the parents and teachers of Uvalde and to families affected by traumatic events worldwide.
 

Signs of Trauma in Elementary School Children: What to be Aware of in the Home

In this article, Lara El Khatib, MEPLI 2018 Fellow, defines trauma and how parents and caregivers can identify the signs and symptoms of it in a child's behavior. This article is part one in a series on the topic of trauma, with the forthcoming article focusing on how teachers can identify the signs of trauma in the classroom.
 

Doing Project-Based Learning in Classrooms in the Middle East

In this article, Lina K. Rahme and Sanaa Altamimi, MEPLI 2022 Fellows, outline the concept of project-based learning as well as successful models for implementation in classrooms in the Middle East.
 

Helping School Principals Support Teachers in Times of Crisis

In this article, Lara El Khatib, MEPLI 2018 Fellow, and Nahla Harb, MEPLI 2019 Fellow, share a case of a student struggling with the aftermath of the August 2020 Beirut port explosion, and examine the ways in which his teacher and principal can support him. 
 

Empathy in the School Environment

In this article, Rana Fleihan, MEPLI 2018 Fellow, discusses how empathy creates good global citizens and more resilient teachers. 
 

Compensating for Learning Loss: Tips for High School Students to Benefit from the Summer

In this article, Rana Fleihan, MEPLI 2018 Fellow, provides advice for high-school aged students to stay engaged with the learning process throughout the summer months in order to compensate for learning interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Supporting Parents in Unstable and Emergency Situations

In this article, MEPLI Fellows Lara El Khatib, Nahla Harb, Abeer Qunaibi and Yaffa Ahmed share their insights and advice on supporting parents during crisis situations. 
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Distance Learning and Intellectual Flexibility at the Higher Education Level

In this article, Rana Fleihan, MEPLI 2018 Fellow, writes about a study on the impact of distance learning on students’ development of intellectual flexibility according to university majors. 
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Supporting Children During Crises, Especially Times of War

Lara El Khatib, MEPLI 2018 Fellow, and Nahla Harb, MEPLI 2019 Fellow, share guidelines and advice on recognizing symptoms of trauma in children and how to help children navigate and handle their feelings during and after traumatic events.
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Role of Parents in Distance Learning

Amjad Abu Hilal, MEPLI 2018 Fellow and Teacher Educator at the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, shares a presentation on the role of parents and the impact that they can have on students’ learning at home.
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Distance Education and “Social Convergence”

Tafeeda Jarbawi, the former Director General of Taawon Welfare Association in Palestine, and friend of the MEPLI program, has written an article focused on the advantages and pitfalls of distance education, with specific focus on the social aspects that a physical educational institution provides.
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Training Teachers on Microsoft Teams

Lamis Omoush, MEPLI 2020 Fellow and English Language Supervisor for the Ministry of Education in Jordan, presented a training to fellow educators on effective usage of the Microsoft Teams platform in distance learning.
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Distance Learning: Origins and Development

Tafeeda Jarbawi, the former Director General of Taawon Welfare Association in Palestine, and friend of the MEPLI program, published an article on the history of distance learning as well as some context for the challenges facing educators today during the current crisis.
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English Language Lessons

Suzan El Sarrees, MEPLI 2019 Fellow and English Instructor in Lebanon has been recording lessons for her English classes in grades 8, 10, 11, and 12. 
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Tips for Parents, Student, and Teachers

Mazen Jarrar, MEPLI Cohort 2020, and Dean of Academic Affairs at King’s Academy in Jordan shares resources with us created by King’s Academy to support students, parents, and teachers during the COVID-19 Crisis.
Tips for Parents and Students Moving to Online Learning →
A Teacher’s Guide to Teaching and Learning Online →

Al-Nayzak Digital World

Duha Masri, a MEPLI 2019 Fellow working with Al-Nayzak Foundation in Palestine, shares with us their Digital World full of fun educational resources for children.
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Awareness Not Fear 

Riham Al Sharif, MEPLI Cohort 2020, Lecturer, Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron, Palestine, has created an inspiring video to uplift students and educators across the region. 
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Virtual Math Lessons 

Abeer Qunaibi, MEPLI Cohort 2019, Teacher/Teacher Leader, Hebron, Palestine, is recording and sharing math lessons for other educators to utilize. 
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Online Lessons for All Subjects and Grades

Laila Abu Qatousah, 2019 MEPLI Fellow and English Language Supervisor at the Ministry of Education in Jordan, shared in the creation of an online resource called “Darsak” which contains lessons in each subject and grade.
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Tips on Using Zoom 

Yaffa Ahmed, MEPLI Cohort 2020, English language teacher, Salfit, Palestine, was interviewed by Fajer TV to share tips for educators as they transition to online teaching using Zoom. 
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