Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA is an American teacher and trainer with more than 25 years of experience writing, speaking, and consulting. Guided by the motto “learn continuously, live generatively” he develops undergraduate and graduate courses in communication, management, and marketing for delivery on campus, online, and in blended learning environments. After teaching extensively across Southern California, he embraced an expat opportunity in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he educates undergraduates at the American University in the Emirates. Leveraging active learning strategies, he also facilitates corporate training on business writing, creativity and innovation, and emotional intelligence for entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 employee, and government officials. Balancing theory and reality, his research interests intersect humanity, industry, and technology; he has published his research in books, book chapters, case studies, conference proceedings and publications, and peer-reviewed journals. When asked why teaching is his tenure he explains, “education empowers me to shape the lives of others while giving my life greater meaning.”
I am proud to announce that I have been selected by Education Influence as one of the education influencers in the United Arab Emirates. I join the ranks of one hundred other professionals around the world in a virtual collaborative community of practice. If you are you a parent, teacher or school in UAE needing guidance on education, I am in an ideal position to be of service to you.
Founded by Gavin McCormack, principal at Farmhouse Montessori School, Education Influence is a non-profit community of practice that connects teachers from all walks of life to resources, courses, and each other to bring about educational change on a global scale. The organization acknowledges those who are making innovations in the classroom and beyond to provide a network of highly accomplished teachers who can pave the way for others.
Each country has a highly skilled representative willing to go that extra mile to bring high quality education to those who need it. All influencers have access to a huge database of resources for teachers and schools. Educators need help, assistance, and resources; we want them to get answers. Equality in education for everyone is the greatest gift we can offer the future of the world; together we can make this dream a reality. If you need help or you know someone who does, please contact your nearest influencer.
The organization just launched a robust website to provide teachers, schools and parents a place to find support and help. As teachers we are all striving for the best foundations for the children in our care, but do we all have the resources to make this happen? We do now! Many months were spent building the site so that others can find assistance easily. When you visit the website, you can:
- Access free teaching resources.
- Apply to become an education influencer.
- Find Education Influencers in your country.
- Read informative education articles.
- Review websites for parents and teachers.
There is a revolution happening in the field of education and Education Influence is here to help make positive change happen. The organization unites teachers, schools and parents from all corners of the earth to find resources, advice and support as they strive for equality in education.
I invite you to join us on this journey and encourage you to visit EducationInfluence.com for free teaching information, advice, and resources!