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Teacher Crossfit Discount

Ruth Harron 08/02/2019 0

Teachers benefit from an exclusive 15% discount on your Crossfit membership.

CrossFit remains to be one of the most popular and most controversial fitness trends. It focuses on varying functional movements in a high-intensity setting (for a full definition see here).

HIIT challenges people to improve their fitness by building their strength and enhancing their conditioning during an hour-long class. Since 2001, men and women around the world, there are about 14,000 CrossFit affiliates worldwide, have been joining CrossFit gyms in an effort to get or stay healthy and fit. 

Since it can be considered an option for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), HIIT has also become one of the top fitness trends in the last 5 years (Amadio et al., 2018). Scientific data surrounding CrossFit is sparse. A research team worked to analyze the findings of scientific literature on CrossFit in a systematic review and meta-analysis.

In addition to fitness, CrossFit is known for its focus on building a community within the gym. These gyms are places where people meet, socialize, build camaraderie, and support one another along the road to fitness. CrossFit claims that its gyms are about the community as well as fitness. And, as a cultural anthropologist studying branded functional fitness, I would say they deliver.

In a master’s thesis, Harvard Divinity School students included CrossFit as one of ten places that “Millennials gather” instead of traditional religious institutions (for a New York Times write-up of the study see here). In other words, CrossFit is a fitness practice that seeks to build a community around strong bodies and fit selves, and for more than just Millennials.

THE STUDY

3 benefits of CrossFitIn the study, effect sizes with 95% confidence interval were calculated and heterogeneity was assessed using a random-effects model. Researchers analyzed studies from PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Bireme/MedLine, and SciELO online databases, looking for articles that contain benefits of CrossFit.

This included studies with variables from short-term intervention studies, with participants, split into distinct gender groups to maintain consistency.

Male participants (60%) were utilized more so than females (40%). CrossFit samples were composed of adolescents, adults and the elderly. The sample profile included 6% competitive CrossFit pro athletes, 63% trained individuals who participated in CrossFit for more than 6 months, 22% physically active individuals, and 9% sedentary individuals.

Information above from Forever Fit Science

For more details on Crossfit click here 

 

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Closing Date 31st January to apply……..Are you an IB/PYP experienced Head of Primary or do you know someone?

Ruth Harron 22/01/2019 0

Vacancy: Head of Primary of very reputable IB/PYP International School in Dubai

Job title Head of Primary School Department Primary School

Reports to Head of School Position(s) supervised All Primary Teaching Staff (save for PE, Arabic and Language Support), Deputy Heads and Curriculum Coordinator

Start Date 1 August 2019 Location Dubai

 

The Head of Primary School position requires an exceptional learning leader who will have responsible for implementing the PYP and curriculum for the Primary School in close collaboration with the Head of School.

The Head of Primary School will act as the pedagogical and organizational leader and will support and assist the Head of School and contribute to the strategic planning of the Primary School with a special focus on a bilingual approach to teaching and learning as well as excellence in all areas relating to academic and pastoral care for the Primary students.

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Higher Degree such as Master’s, NPQH in Educational Leadership, Curriculum Studies or a related field (or actively working towards one)
  • Teaching Qualification
  • English Language Proficiency B2 level on the Common European Framework or IELTS 6 or equivalent.
  • IB experience (PYP)
  • Well developed technology and financial management skills to successfully manage and lead the Primary school
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • High level of interpersonal empathy and a willingness to engage at every level within the school community
  • A high degree of initiative and creative thinking
  • Inclusive and balanced management style
  • Committed team player with drive, energy and passion to develop the school
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically
  • Have high expectations that motivate, support, challenge and drive both teachers and students
  • Sense of humour
  • Extensive international leadership and teaching experience with at least 3 years in a leadership role that has involved coaching and mentoring, hiring and goal setting for teams of teachers
  • IB expert in PYP familiar with best practice in implementing enquiry-based learning
  • Experience with regards to KHDA/IB inspections
  • Proven track record of outstanding teaching and in supporting teachers to deliver an outstanding curriculum
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work collaboratively with the school community and wider community
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Proven track record of leadership skills
  • Proven record of delivering outstanding pastoral care to students and knowledge and experience of child welfare, well-being and safety
  • Inter-culturally aware
  • Committed to ensuring high standards of teaching and able to model best teaching practice to colleagues
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills
  • Innovative, highly motivated, resourceful, flexible, self-starter. Able to inspire others and passionate about being part of the team
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Confirmed: Dubai announces school holidays until 2021

Ruth Harron 17/01/2019 0

The official school calendar 2018-2021 applies to private schools with foreign curriculums, in addition to public and private schools that follow the curriculum of the UAE’s Ministry of Education.

Dubai: The Ministry of Education has revealed the academic calendar for public and private schools until July 2021. Credit Gulf News

The new calendar indicated that public and private schools will start their summer holidays on July 4, 2019, while the new academic year will commence on September 1, 2019.

In a statement, the ministry said: “The Ministerial Council for Development approves the school calendar for public and private schools that follow the ministry curriculum, as well as private education schools that follow foreign curricula in the country for the next three years.”

The calendar will be applied in all public schools that follow the ministry’s curriculum and also private schools that follow a foreign curriculum.

Schools following the ministry’s curriculum will have winter breaks for pupils from December 15, 2019 to January 9, 2020, and academic staff will have their holiday break from December 22, 2019 until January 2, 2020.

For schools following foreign curricula, the winter break for pupils will be from December 15, 2019 and schools will open on January 5, 2020.

The spring break for pupils for all schools will be from March 29 to April 9, 2020.

Parents can also make early travel arrangements for next year’s summer holiday as the last day of school for pupils will be July 2, 2020, while staff will work until July 9.

Private schools following foreign curriculums were allowed marginal leeway of no more than one week from the dates approved in the school calendars. However, such schools must first acquire permission from the relevant educational authority in their respective emirate if they choose to make any amendments.

School calendar 2018-2019

For private schools that follow foreign curriculumImage Credit: MOE
For public and private schools that follow the ministry curriculumImage Credit: MOE

School calendar 2019-2020

For private schools with foreign curricula.Image Credit: MOE
For schools of public education and private schools that apply the curriculum of the Ministry of Education.Image Credit: MOE

School calendar 2020-2021

For private schools with foreign curriculaImage Credit: MOE
For schools of public education and private schools that apply the curriculum of the Ministry of EducationImage Credit: MOE
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Teachers get an exclusive free Skywards tier upgrade with Emirates Airline

Ruth Harron 15/01/2019 0

Teachers upgrade your Skywards tier with Emirates Airline when you book a discounted flight through us. Use the Business Lounge in Dubai and Dublin to relax before your flight throughout the year

The upgrade is valid for a year and if you gain enough pints in this year, you will stay at this level

😍 discounted flights

😍 relax in the business lounge

😍 bring gifts home with your upgraded luggage allowance

😍 enjoy priority boarding with our Skywards Tier Upgrades exclusive to Teachers In UAE ✈️

If you haven’t already, Register, Book your flights and sign up to Skywards at ⬇️

https://teachersinuae.com/subscribe-2-2/

T’s and C’s Apply

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CPD

Ruth Harron 15/01/2019 0

We are delighted to be working with The University Of Wollongong, Dubai to offer Existing and New Teachers working and hoping to work in The UAE, excellent CPD. The Masters of Educational Studies at UOWD will provide you with the specialised knowledge in education practice and leadership to take on a strategic role in the advancement of the UAE schooling system. Designed in collaboration with industry experts, this program will position you at the forefront of innovation and best practice in the education sector.

 

 

Is a Masters In Educational Studies for you?

 

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CPD

Ruth Harron 03/01/2019 0

We are delighted to be working with The University Of Wollongong, Dubai to offer Existing and New Teachers working and hoping to work in The UAE, excellent CPD. The Masters of Educational Studies at UOWD will provide you with the specialised knowledge in education practice and leadership to take on a strategic role in the advancement of the UAE schooling system. Designed in collaboration with industry experts, this program will position you at the forefront of innovation and best practice in the education sector.

 

 

Is a Masters In Educational Studies for you?

 

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Are you an IB/PYP experienced Head of Primary or do you know someone?

Ruth Harron 03/01/2019 0

Vacancy: Head of Primary of very reputable IB/PYP International School in Dubai

Job title Head of Primary School Department Primary School

Reports to Head of School Position(s) supervised All Primary Teaching Staff (save for PE, Arabic and Language Support), Deputy Heads and Curriculum Coordinator

Start Date 1 August 2019 Location Dubai

 

The Head of Primary School position requires an exceptional learning leader who will have responsible for implementing the PYP and curriculum for the Primary School in close collaboration with the Head of School.

The Head of Primary School will act as the pedagogical and organizational leader and will support and assist the Head of School and contribute to the strategic planning of the Primary School with a special focus on a bilingual approach to teaching and learning as well as excellence in all areas relating to academic and pastoral care for the Primary students.

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Higher Degree such as Master’s, NPQH in Educational Leadership, Curriculum Studies or a related field (or actively working towards one)
  • Teaching Qualification
  • English Language Proficiency B2 level on the Common European Framework or IELTS 6 or equivalent.
  • IB experience (PYP)
  • Well developed technology and financial management skills to successfully manage and lead the Primary school
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • High level of interpersonal empathy and a willingness to engage at every level within the school community
  • A high degree of initiative and creative thinking
  • Inclusive and balanced management style
  • Committed team player with drive, energy and passion to develop the school
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically
  • Have high expectations that motivate, support, challenge and drive both teachers and students
  • Sense of humour
  • Extensive international leadership and teaching experience with at least 3 years in a leadership role that has involved coaching and mentoring, hiring and goal setting for teams of teachers
  • IB expert in PYP familiar with best practice in implementing enquiry-based learning
  • Experience with regards to KHDA/IB inspections
  • Proven track record of outstanding teaching and in supporting teachers to deliver an outstanding curriculum
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to work collaboratively with the school community and wider community
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Proven track record of leadership skills
  • Proven record of delivering outstanding pastoral care to students and knowledge and experience of child welfare, well-being and safety
  • Inter-culturally aware
  • Committed to ensuring high standards of teaching and able to model best teaching practice to colleagues
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills
  • Innovative, highly motivated, resourceful, flexible, self-starter. Able to inspire others and passionate about being part of the team
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