Bachelor of Education students at the HCT-Al Ain Women’s Campus (AAWC) showed just how much their ADEC mentor teachers and administrators mean to them by holding a special appreciation event.
The AAWC students undertake practicums in 40 ADEC public and private schools every semester of their four-year Bachelor of Education degree, and the event was a personal way to thank those ADEC teachers who have been helping to develop the students’ teaching skills.
It was also a manifestation of the close relations the AAWC Education Department enjoys with Al Ain’s schools, while enabling AAWC to broaden and strengthen its relations with the schools.
Mrs. Hamsa Al Ammari, AAWC Director, welcomed the teachers and thanked the students for organizing this significant event: “Thank you for your continuous hard work and support with AAWC team and students. We sincerely appreciate your efforts in training our students every semester, and this is the least we can do to acknowledge your efforts in equipping tomorrow’s teachers.”
Khulood Al Remeithy, a third-year Education student, said the event was important to students like her as future teachers.
“We wanted to thank our mentor teachers because they are patient and kind. We appreciate that they model good teaching, and they teach us how to deal with classroom challenges. One of my mentor teachers, from Ireland, really helped my confidence. She told me, ‘Khulood, whenever you’re having trouble in the classroom, you can think of ways to overcome the problem. You’re good at what you do’,” she said.
Education faculty member Jolene Scullion agreed. “The experiences that our students have in schools with their mentors, and all the other professionals that they encounter, are undoubtedly contributing to a highly skilled Emirati teacher workforce that is up-to-date with the best pedagogical practices from around the world,” she said.