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Don’t get too relaxed….

Ruth Harron 24/11/2020 0

As the end of the 2020 approaches, we are getting ready to accept applications for upcoming vacancies in The UAE for 2021. Vacancy lists still haven’t been released but in preparation we are asking that you update your cvs and upload them onto our ‘generic all subject application’ 

For Teachers In UAE’s take on Covid-19 and it’s affect on applications click here 

Please only apply if you can check off these 3 Pre-requisites

  • Native English Speaker
  • A minimum of a bachelor degree in subject area
  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience by Jan/Sept 2021 depending on relocation date

 

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Are you a teacher in Dubai? Download the app to join Teacher Socials…

Ruth Harron 17/11/2020 0

THE MAKING OF THE LARGEST COMMUNITY APP FOR TEACHERS IN THE REGION

If you’re a teacher who’s recently moved to Dubai and are struggling to adjust to your new life, pay attention!

The largest teacher community in the region, Teacher Socials, is gearing up to launch an exciting new app that’s about to change your life. From connecting with other teachers in the city to finding out about amazing events taking place near you, you’ll have all of this and more, simply at the click of a button.

We sat down with the founders of Teacher Socials ahead of the grand launch to find out more about the origins of the community and the app.

Q) How did the idea of Teacher Socials come about? 

Teacher Socials was launched in 2016 by English teacher, Robert Welsh, after a chance phone call to an old friend made him wonder about the struggles of expat teachers in Dubai. He realized that teachers needed a platform to network, meet, connect and socialise with other like-minded teachers.

We started off three years ago with a handful of teachers from the Ministry of Education D.I.S. and GEMs, meeting up weekly and inviting other teachers to meet and socialize for Thursday night Karaoke sessions. We have since grown to 11,000 plus members signing up through our Facebook group and special events hosted at McGettigan’s.

Q) How will the app help teachers connect with other teachers in Dubai?

The app provides information about teacher well-being events to all the members, inviting them to connect with other teachers at safe and secure venues, and in line with the current DHA safety guidelines. There’s information on the variety of well-being events and sessions, which are exclusively tailor-made for teachers by our partners such as Guided Meditation, Tai Chi, Yoga and home PT sessions. Members also get access to a variety of exclusive fun-filled teacher events and activities that’ll help them connect with and meet amazing like-minded teachers.

Eventually we aim to promote teacher wellbeing seminars, PD sessions, group yoga, fitness events and other outdoor activities, facilitated by our carefully selected partners.

Q) What are the benefits of becoming a member on the app? 

Our mission starts with our simple philosophy- Happy Teachers, Teach Happy!

By giving members access to amazing offers and events, Teacher Socials aims to promote positive well-being within Dubai’s teacher community. We help teachers find a healthy balance between work and life outside of the classroom through group activities, social events and group meetup sessions.

We also strive to develop positivity in terms of mental, physical, and financial well-being through a dedicated section, on the website and app, which consists of helpful videos and articles written by professionals.

We have also added a relocation feature to the app. This will help those who sign up get actively headhunted by schools and universities.

Q) How does the expense tracker work?

Our unique inbuilt Expense Tracker has a simple ledger-keeping function that allows teachers to add their income each month and note each expense, thus monitoring their spending. Teachers can use this information to adjust their outings which should help save them some dirhams in the future.

Q) What type of venues/events are featured on the app?

We conducted surveys, polls, votes, in order to better understand teacher preferences. We then partnered up with the most requested businesses by teachers in the UAE. There are all types of venues on the app–fitness activity centers such as Bounce, gyms, watersports centers, golf courses, shooting, galleries, desert safari, spas, restaurants, bars, hotels and car rentals.

Q) How do I invite friends to join the app? 

Word of mouth is usually the best way teachers can invite others onto the
app through social media and groups. However, we have an ‘invite a friend’ option on the app which will help spread the word too.

Q) How can I join?

Teachers and members of all educational institutions can join Teacher Socials. Membership is open to all employees working within the education sector.

For more information and to download the app visit their social media

Available on App Store and Google Play
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Get AED 300 off your Car Rental

Ruth Harron 01/11/2020 0

 

Get AED 300 off your car rental

New to the UAE and unsure how to get around? Want to skip the hassle of owning a car?

We are delighted to partner with Carasti Car Rental to offer teachers in the UAE exclusive discounts on their car subscription services.

With Carasti you can find a car suited to your needs from an ever-growing fleet with just a few clicks from app to having the car delivered to your door in 4 hours! Just fuel up and drive, leaving the servicing, insurance, registration and overall car management to Carasti.

Join the Carasti family today and enjoy:

  • No long term deposits, contracts or hidden charges
  • Unlimited car switching to suit your needs
  • Flexibility to pause and restart your subscription

Exclusive Teachers in UAE Offer:

As a UAE-based teacher, receive AED 300 off your first month’s subscription fee when you use the code ‘T300’ on checkout. Renew your subscription and receive AED 50 off the second month when you use the code ‘T50’ on checkout. Download the Carasti app today and start saving!

Connect with Carasti:

Instagram: Carastiapp

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carastiofficial/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/carasti/

App link: carasti.app.link/carastiapp

Mobile: +971529111367

 

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Student Support Portal

Ruth Harron 28/10/2020 0


Presenting the ‘STUDENT SUPPORT PORTAL’

The Student Support Portal is an on-line community designed for education professionals, students with additional needs or a disability and their parents. Our goal is to remove barriers to learning and raise attainment levels by connecting the world’s leading assistive technology (AT) publishers and hardware manufacturers with those who would benefit from their services.

To find out more on, click here 

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Win an iPad or PS5 with Najah Connect

Ruth Harron 25/10/2020 0

⭐️Missed the PS5 pre-order? Always wanted an iPad? 🌟Sign up and engage with NAJAH Connect during #NAJAHVirtualExpo for a chance to WIN! Enter now >https://bit.ly/3ks2J3n

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