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Zein Odeh

Educational Consultant, GoGoNews

Zein Odeh is currently the Junior School English Curriculum Coordinator at Toronto French School and Educational Consultant for GoGoNews, an online kids newspaper.

Zein holds a B.Ed. from McGill University and M.Ed. from The University of Ottawa. She is certified as an I.B Primary Years Program (PYP) educator as well as an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT). Having taught in both the public and private systems in Canada and the Middle East, Zein firmly believes in inquiry based learning and the provision of an international perspective to teaching.

In 2007, Zein served with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as Project Manager (Education) for NGO’s in Latin America and India. She has participated as a resource person at international conferences, such as the Women As Global Leaders Conference in the United Arab Emirates, and presented papers on key issues in leadership in education including Promoting Culturally Responsive Teachers as well as Creating Cyberspace Communities for Women. Recently she has written for the I.B Online Community in her guest blog post, "How Do We Teach Students To Become Citizens of The World."

Zein remains committed to exposing young children’s minds to world realities, and hopes to inspire them to take action in the world as global citizens.

Get Your Kids Reading By Reading This Blog!

Literacy paves the way for endless opportunities. It is a skill most of us take for granted, despite how fundamental it is to our daily lives. Both educators and parents play a key role in helping children become successful readers. Here are some tips on how to help get your kids reading!
06/21/2012 05:46 EDT
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The Kids in Jerusalem Are All Right

This is a space for both Israeli and Arab students to coexist at school and at home. The conversations at Project Harmony in Jerusalem usually start organically because, after all, the campers were born into the conflict: sixty years of failed peace treaties, losses on both sides, destruction of lives and heartbreaking stories.
02/19/2012 01:24 EST
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What Does a Report Card Mean Anyway?

Although many teachers across the country are relieved to have completed the first term of the academic year, the anxiety is about to start for many parents. I'm not entirely surprised that parents feel nervous, even overwhelmed, when they try to dissect and absorb the information in their children's report cards.
12/21/2011 03:30 EST
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Bullying: Every Parent's Worst Nightmare

Schools should be a safe haven for all students. A place where children can exchange ideas, learn, play and create memories that will last a lifetime. We all have a role in the school system to ensure that they do exactly that.
11/17/2011 12:27 EST

School's Out: One Teacher's Take on What to Do With Kids

Learning over the holidays should happen spontaneously and naturally. It should be a situation where the child is intrinsically motivated to learn something new. Tap into a child's interests and encourage them to explore what inspires them most.
06/30/2011 10:53 EDT