Jasmina Najjar

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Raised in London, Jasmina Najjar moved to Lebanon and graduated with high distinction from AUB in 2000 (BA in English Literature). She went back to the UK to pursue her MA in Literature, Culture and Modernity at Queen Mary, University of London. Her thesis was on fragmented Lebanese identity in the translated works of Rashid Al Daif (it was published as a book in April 2011).

In Fall 2008-2009, Jasmina Najjar joined AUB as a full-timer. Since then, she has been focusing her energies on teaching English communication skills, ever eager to share her real-life writing skills and techniques with her students. One of the first to teach courses in blended format at AUB, she has an avid interest in technology, social media, and digital pedagogy. Her work on gamification in higher education attracted the attention of the press.

Jasmina Najjar is also the author of Beirut Knights and is a contributor to print and online publications. Passionate about film, she was a jury member for the second Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide Awards, represented Lebanon on the Critics without Borders panel at the fifth Malmö Arab Film Festival, and is the co-founder of Movie Sharks.

Develop your teaching with Jasmina Najjar
Collaborative Storytelling
Collaborative Storytelling
by Jasmina Najjar
Promote a sense of community and break the ice in class with collaborative storytelling activities.
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While We Wait
While We Wait
by Jasmina Najjar, Maha Bali
Make use of the 5-10 minutes before class time or if you give a break in the middle of class.
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Alternative Approaches to Grading
Alternative Approaches to Grading
by Maha Bali, Mia Zamora, Jasmina Najjar, Laura Gibbs, Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh, Arley Cruthers
Consider different approaches to grading and how they can affect the classroom atmosphere and more!
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PowerPoint Karaoke
PowerPoint Karaoke
by Maha Bali, Jasmina Najjar, Hoda Mostafa
Engage students in improv presenting, and enhance oral presentation skills in a light and humorous way.
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Room 101
Room 101
by Jasmina Najjar
Sharpen logical reasoning and debating skills. Create discussion.
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Collaborative Literature Review Matrix
Collaborative Literature Review Matrix
by Jasmina Najjar
Create a discourse community whilst also sharpening close reading, research, summarising, paraphrasing, and citation skills.
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Jasmina Najjar

Jasmina Najjar