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New School Year- Two Important Questions Teachers Should Ask Themselves

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As the new school year starts many teachers need to set aside some time to reflect on why they teach. A new set of expectations, a new chance, new students are great junctures for internal reflection. What inspires them everyday and how do they translate those aspirations into the lesson plans and curriculum. This especially important for Quran teachers, homeschooling mothers, educators in Islamic schools and weekend (Sunday) schools.

I came across these videos by  Dr. Nadeem Memon on islamicteacherseducation.com. They are really helpful in bringing clarity in niyyahs, and in helping define our personal mission statements as teachers and administrators.

What are your aspirations as a teacher? Is your vision in sync with other stakeholders: parents, administration and board members?

Why Do You Teach?

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In this video, teachers are asked to take a look at the different approaches that schools take in integrating Islamic Studies into the curriculum:

Informal
Character based
Discipline based
Integrated

Identify the approach your school is taking or if you are homeschooling decide on your approach or if you have one already, you can revisit it evaluating what is working and what isn’t? What is your emphasis?

What Do You Teach?

Let me know your thought after watching the videos.

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Hena Zuberi is the Editor in Chief of Muslimmatters.org. She leads the DC office of the human rights organization, Justice For All, focusing on stopping the genocide of the Rohingya under Burma Task Force, advocacy for the Uighur people with the Save Uighur Campaign and Free Kashmir Action. She was a Staff Reporter at the Muslim Link newspaper which serves the DC Metro. Hena has worked as a television news reporter and producer for CNBC Asia and World Television News. Active in her SoCal community, Hena served as the Youth Director for the Unity Center. Using her experience with Youth, she conducts Growing Up With God workshops. hena.z@muslimmatters.org Follow her on Twitter @henazuberi.

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  1. Qadir

    September 21, 2015 at 3:29 AM

    Assalamu alikum

    Thanks for your information , kindly send the further video’s to my mail.

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