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Why your seating plan could be the key to better learning

Whether on the floor or at tables, which seating arrangement is the most suitable for your students and your lesson? Traditional rows, U-shaped setting or cluster groups? Being conscious of the pros and cons of each and using them appropriately can be a great aid to minimising misbehaviour and boosting concentration in your class.   [...]

Why your seating plan could be the key to better learning2021-03-20T20:21:31+00:00

Prizes are no way to reward pupils, expert says

A little controversial and off-mainstream in relation to awarding prizes and certificates publicly to pupils that exhibit good behaviour. Yet, to say the least, it is important to know and understand the shortcomings of giving awards and the possibility of it leading to counterproductive outcomes. Ultimately, the most effective strategy for positively influencing behaviour is [...]

Prizes are no way to reward pupils, expert says2021-03-20T20:21:31+00:00

How to plan for that really chatty class

If you have chatty class in your Madrassah, read this article for advice on how to regain authority and control through efficient lesson planning. Remember structured discussion and talk are very beneficial for learning, but not endless and random chatter.   One teacher gives his tips for how you can plan ahead to avoid low-level [...]

How to plan for that really chatty class2021-03-20T20:21:32+00:00

The behaviour question: how can you support a child with ADHD in your classroom?

Teaching a child with ADHD symptoms in Madrassah can be quite challenging due to limitations of time, space and resources. However, the affected child is intellectually capable, so there is a great potential in exerting patience to give him or her the best opportunity to learn their religion. Indeed, much patience and creativity will be [...]

The behaviour question: how can you support a child with ADHD in your classroom?2021-03-20T20:21:32+00:00

How can I learn more about behaviour without a budget?

Seeking to perfect our children and pupils’ manners is one of the most noble responsibilities of Madrassahs. We are told by our dearest Prophet peace be upon him that he was sent to perfect noble manners’ [13380 - مجمع الزوائد ومنبع الفوائد]. Hence, as teachers of Islam, Adab and conduct are areas on which we [...]

How can I learn more about behaviour without a budget?2016-12-09T22:47:36+00:00

How can I motivate my reluctant learners?

Engaging children in what you want them to learn is an initital step for their learning process to take place. However, this can be difficult if children exhibit signs of unwillingness and reluctance. This article explains three ways to help you motivate these kinds of pupils. It can be hard to galvanise some children, especially when [...]

How can I motivate my reluctant learners?2016-12-09T22:52:32+00:00

Using Technology in the Madrassah Classroom

  Technology in the Madrassah can be used to: To keep students interested To make the learning and teaching more effective Extend learning to outside the Madrassah Pictures, audio and video recordings, online encyclopaedias and dictionaries, apps and VLE systems can all be incorporated in to Madrassah teaching. Technology should never be used without a purpose. [...]

Using Technology in the Madrassah Classroom2016-12-20T10:56:21+00:00

Learning Styles

People gather, process and interpret information in different ways. Students have different preferences in how they learn best. These preferences are sometimes called learning styles and are used to describe and detail the different ways students learn. Some students learn well with visual forms of information such as written texts, pictures and diagrams, some may [...]

Learning Styles2021-03-20T20:21:39+00:00
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