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Sara Ben Ammar
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Sara Ben Ammar

Changzhou, China

Hello, I'm Sara! I am 33 years old and a mother of a beautiful five years old daughter. I am currently working as a School Principle in Abu-Dhabi - UAE

Hello,  

My name is Sara; I am 33 years old and a mother of a beautiful five-year-old daughter Sofia.   

My background is mainly focusing on early childhood education and family well-being & counseling. I performed as a teacher for K12 institutions both inside and outside Finland. I had the opportunity to work as a counselor for international organizations such as the Finnish red cross and the Arab institute for human rights. 

I have been following HundrED for a couple of years, and I'm deeply inspired by the way they are "unpacking" educational systems around the world. However, I believe that there is a gap between current education practices and the need of our future generations in terms of skillset and values to be taught. We must face it and make it clear, "Things are not going well!". 

The upcoming generations are already facing challenges that we, as a learning community, struggle to anticipate and synchronize.  

Education, as per the environmental and health-related issues, is global by definition. No country or population around the world can independently tackle the problem, and the reason is simple: Education impacts and consequences are universal and meaningful. Whether it would be positive or negative, education's effects are scalable and obvious.  

As an education leader, I'm committed to making positive changes through the team I'm leading and inspire somehow to be part of a sustainable and positive impact within the organization I'm working for. 

HundrED allows me to consolidate my existing network and create new relationships with some inspiring and like-minded people worldwide.  

I passionately believe that being part of the HundreED community boosts my inspiration and makes changes happen around me.  

Education is a matter of love

Sara

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I believe that transformational change, especially in the Education field, is a global matter. Spending efforts and energy at a local level is good but it isn't easy to sustain and scale the impact. Being part of the HundrED Community will be an opportunity to join forces with like-minded people around the world and increase the feeling of belonging to a specific and global "Challenge."

How can education support students to flourish?

"Education should enable students to become economically responsible and independent, ... understand and appreciate their own cultures and to respect the diversity of others... become active and compassionate citizens... engage with the world within them as well as the world around them." Source: K.Robinson - Creative Schools - (I would not address the issue better)

What role does innovation play in education change?

It is crucial to consider innovation as one of the most reliable transformation streams. It doesn't make sense to keep trying the same tools and practices and expect different results; thus, innovation will allow us to face current issues from different perspectives and try other approaches and tools that were not considered before

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

1 - "Roots of Empathy ": Social and emotional-based learnings are much more meaningful to be taught on a practical basis rather than in theory, especially at a young age 2 - The "Wise" concept was able to leverage one of the most attractive learning channels for young generations: VR & Gaming. 3 - The " Self-sustaining School Model" showcases that financial autonomy is feasible in education

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

1 - "Blueprints": I would be interested in being informed of the scalability aspect of the concept. 2 - The "Modern Classrooms Project" Can this be applied to all the subjects? Also, how can students cope with such customization after continuing their studies? 3 - "Agora": How can we make sure that students are safe and performing well considering that monitoring will require considerable effort?