Raising Awareness

I was a teacher for the first time and I watched helplessly as students fell through the cracks. In a room half full sat some very concerned teachers. I hadn’t expected even that many teachers so I was pleasantly surprised. … Continue reading

Handling Difficult Situations

One of the most common challenges (or, the challenge) in classrooms is getting students to follow instructions or stay on task. Yes, the adolescent brain isn’t fully developed and can only handle small chunks of information at a time. But … Continue reading

Nurturing Love for the Prophet in Children

Among the more common challenges that Islamic school teachers face is nurturing love for the Prophet Muhammad (s) in children. Parents often raise the same concern. The issues they raise are often around: Determining what aspects of the seerah (life … Continue reading

When Teachers Become Students Again

I’d like to share a learning experience I recently had. For the past few weeks this summer, I had the honour to travel and study Islam in Istanbul at the feet of some very special teachers. Before leaving home, a … Continue reading

This Blog is About Islamic Pedagogy

Last post I wrote about the confusion in terminology and understanding of the term Islamic education. This post, I’d like to define an Islamic Pedagogy and how this blog will be framed by it. The term pedagogy is often referred … Continue reading

What Do We Mean By Islamic Education?

What makes this blog unique is that it’s not just about Islamic education. Nor is it just about Islamic schools, Muslim schools, or even about teaching Islam. It’s about all of them. I think the greatest roadblock to the potential … Continue reading