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World Teachers Day

Today marks the United Nations World Teachers Day; with this year’s theme focusing on the freedom to teach and the empowerment of educators. Through echoing the 2015 themes, adhering to the adoption of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), today the empowerment of teachers is now understood as a matter of great importance. The significance [...]

World Teachers Day2021-03-20T20:21:27+00:00

How to Give Feedback to a Teacher

Having a senior qualified and experienced teacher observe another teacher in action on a termly basis is a good practice for Madrassahs to apply. Although observations are not the only methods for measuring teachers’ quality of teaching, if they are followed up by formative feedback sessions, they can help teachers improve their practice efficiently. The [...]

How to Give Feedback to a Teacher2021-03-20T20:21:28+00:00

Mindfulness: six ways to become a better principal

It is easy to forget about the present moment in favour of worrying about working towards a future one, especially during times of workload and management pressures. Yet accepting the moment we are in and being mindful of it and the people in it is the first step for gratitude for having the blessing of [...]

Mindfulness: six ways to become a better principal2021-03-20T20:21:31+00:00

Rules for cover lessons (from a frustrated supply teacher)

Does your Madrassah have a plan for dealing with lessons that require covering? Have you got a teacher absence policy and a list of DBS checked teachers who could cover a lesson? In addition, there are things that teachers taking time out should prepare in advance for their cover teacher, to ensure the smooth running [...]

Rules for cover lessons (from a frustrated supply teacher)2021-03-20T20:21:31+00:00

The 9 things every teacher should know

Nine profound information presented by a renowned educationalist about teaching that could improve and enrich Madrassah education, both in terms of pupils’ experience and attainment. The article explains the importance of positive teacher-pupil relations, setting learning objectives, what it means to learn something, prerequisites for learning, making feedback effective among many other excellent points worthy [...]

The 9 things every teacher should know2021-03-20T20:21:35+00:00

‘When people ask me what makes a great school my answer is simple – love’

Truly effective teaching, managing and administration are those that are delivered with love: love for the children, love for the common goal and love for the journey. With love comes compassion, mercy and patience, all of which are essential ingredients for success and progression. This is what we illicit from the Prophet peace be upon [...]

‘When people ask me what makes a great school my answer is simple – love’2021-03-20T20:21:36+00:00
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