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Tip 6: Get your children to reflect on their learning

An excellent and proven way to make children's learning speedier and more effective is to get them to reflect regularly on their learning. Ask them to answer questions like: what did you do well this week/ lesson to learn or improve Quran Reading/ knowledge of Salah? what could What could be improved next time? What [...]

Tip 6: Get your children to reflect on their learning2016-12-19T18:09:58+00:00

Tip 5: End your Lesson with a Plenary

End your lesson with a fun and engaging activity that helps your students revise the key ideas of the lesson and summarise its learning objectives. This end of lesson-activity is often called a Plenary. A good plenary serves the following functions: Recall – what has been learnt Summarise– what are the key points Evaluate - what do [...]

Tip 5: End your Lesson with a Plenary2016-12-13T11:12:57+00:00

Tip 4: Know the difference between a Curriculum and a Syllabus

Having awareness of what a curriculum is, its purpose and the content of the curriculum at the Madrassah where you teach will help keep you focused on meeting the goals and vision set out within and will help you prioritise lesson content and activities. Curriculum It is the foundation for teaching and in it are the reasons for [...]

Tip 4: Know the difference between a Curriculum and a Syllabus2021-03-20T20:21:31+00:00

Tip 3: Begin with a Mind Catching ‘Starter’

Begin your lesson with a mind capturing task that introduces your children to the theme of your lesson without you explicitly saying what the theme is. As soon as your pupils enter your classroom doors or straight after they take their seats, dish out the ‘Starter’ task. Do this even before you run through the [...]

Tip 3: Begin with a Mind Catching ‘Starter’2021-03-20T20:21:31+00:00

Tip 2: Giving Instructions

Instructions can be used for setting activities, classroom management and setting rules. Make sure instructions are short, simple and clear. It may help students if you give examples. Ask a student to repeat the instruction back to the class and ask another to demonstrate following your instructions. Instructions should answer: What are we doing? Reading, [...]

Tip 2: Giving Instructions2016-12-13T11:16:42+00:00

Tip 1: Effective Board Use

Try to use the board often. Split the board into sections for organization and effective use. Use each section for a different purpose. Make sure your handwriting is clear. Map out the relationship between characters on the board. For example, the characters in the story of prophet Yusuf. Read what you are writing slowly for [...]

Tip 1: Effective Board Use2016-12-13T11:17:09+00:00
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