Rockit Science Education, was established by Nichola Fisher & Dr Najwa Yassir, in late 2016. Our aim is to promote inspiring Science teaching. The main focus is to address the gap in Science education for many Primary teachers and provide them with easy to implement STEAM ideas in their lessons.
Nichola and Najwa are highly qualified Secondary Science teachers with strong teaching and curriculum development experience in Dubai schools.
Najwa Yassir received her BSc from King’s College London in 1985 and her PhD from University College London in 1989, both in Earth Sciences. She was an Assistant Professor in Geological Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada for 5 years, a senior research scientist in the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia for 6 years and senior research scientist/team leader at Shell International Exploration and Production Research in the Netherlands for 7 years.
A family move to Dubai in 2009 reawakened Najwa’s passion for Science Education. After working for a Dubai School as a temporary Science Teacher, she decided to take her PGCE with the University of Sunderland in 2011.
She has since worked as a Secondary Science Teacher for 7 years, with strong interest in curriculum development, assessment for learning and, above all, delivering inspiring Science lessons with minimum “chalk and talk”.
Nichola graduated from Dundee University with an Honours degree in Physiology in 2001 and then completed her PGCE in Aberdeen in 2003. She taught Secondary Science for 4 years in Scotland before moving to Dubai and teaching for a further 7 years.
As deputy head of department in a Dubai school, Nichola was involved in assessment for learning, Primary Science curriculum continuity and Primary and Secondary Science Fairs.
The mother of three, Nichola sees Science through her children's eyes and this prompted her to set up Rockit Science Parties (www.rockitscienceparties.com) after winning an entrepreneurial award in 2016.
Her passion for inspiring others with Science further led her to develop Rockit Science Juniors (www.rockitsciencejuniors.com) and most recently Rockit Science Education.