Erika Elkady has worked in IB schools for almost 25 years and as an experienced IBEN educator she truly believes that the IB’s philosophy to develop the whole child is what prepares students best for the 21st century. Furthermore, she advocates the importance of teaching students communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving and collaboration skills as she feels that these learning skills challenge and engage students and therefor improve their academic achievement.
Erika has been Jumeira Baccalaureate School’s head of secondary since 2011. Her students participated in the Dubai Student Wellbeing Census (DSWC) trial of May 2017. A comparison between the DSWC trial data and GL’s PASS data made her notice a trend which lead to an interest in the positive education movement which she now embraces. She is especially interested in improving student motivation and engagement.
She is currently working with different stakeholders at her school to focus on how student attitudes can improve in order to increase student wellbeing and achievement.