Veteran IB Arabic A & B Language Teacher for both SL & HL levels, Examiner and Head of Department, holds a Ph.D. in Arabic Language with 25+ years of experience teaching the Arabic Language.
Rabab Lafi has extensive experience in both MYP and DP programs. She is working as a consultant for Arabic in different international schools. She was previously an educator for teachers in Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) Amman. She has also been an Arabic teacher for Language A in Cambridge High School in Amman, an Arabic teacher and Coordinator at the Emirates National School - Abu Dhabi City Campus, and was the Coordinator for Arabic at Amman Academy for two years and head of Arabic at International Amman Academy in Amman. Her previous teaching experience was at Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS) for six years, Modern Montessori School (MMS) for four years, and Arabic teacher at National Academic School in Amman for three years. Rabab has been the moderator for language A in the MYP programme and has participated in consecutive curriculum reviews for language A in the MYP. Rabab has been involved in teaching the IB Arabic Program at all levels, languages A and B within the International Baccalaureate program for many years, and she is highly experienced in assessment. Rabab has participated in several schools’ accreditation processes and was invited to join as a member of a CIS visiting team for MYP authorization. Rabab holds a Ph.D. degree in Arabic from the University of Jordan with an “Excellent” GPA. She has 25 years of teaching and assessment experience and is a member of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) and Workshop Leaders' teams.
My first rule is “learning is the essence of life” when everyone learns, they will create a force that develops themselves first and then their communities. A well-educated learner has the most significant opportunity to communicate with different cultures, which helps produce and exchange solutions and create experiences that overcome problems and solve some issues in society. I firmly believe that all students can learn by meeting their different learning needs. All students are unique, in my view, and need a teacher who meets their individual needs in a warm and stimulating environment that makes them feel safe to take risks and prepares them to live and take responsibility for their learning. In that kind of education, students can explore to reach and exploit their potential and abilities, through equal opportunities, in an environment that promotes creativity, accepts mistakes, and overcomes obstacles, which also allows students to feel comfortable enough to seize opportunities, and try new methods, because students learn best when learning is practical and diverse, so I teach by creating experiences, not just giving information. So, my teaching philosophy is student-centered, where I believe every student can learn and deserves the best teacher with high expectations for them. All students can learn when they want to; my first job is to reach them and push them forward. I ensure that is done by designing a job that allows them to own their learning, so I become a part of the learning process, not all of it. I direct and challenge concepts by making my students aware that they are valuable members of our classroom community. My job is to introduce students to many different things and help them find their ways to excel and what they need to continue their passion and encourage their progress, then enhance their excellence and help them figure out how to find a way to their success happiness.
I will schedule a consultation to get to know my student. Then I will Prepare a brief pre-test to gauge my student's strengths and weaknesses and assess his level, so I can design a learning program that suits them. Also, I will break down my lesson plan into smaller, easy-to-digest sections. At the end of the session, I will build some time for a recap.
Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand- Chinese Proverb
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