Teaching is a noble and honourable profession. However it is not without its rewards and challenges. And as an Islamic school teacher or administrator, it can truthfully be said – the rewards and challenges are so much more heightened!
Having a purpose and a vision, and seeing one’s efforts pay off, is a teacher’s best motivating factor. But how does one balance fulfilling the challenging realities and responsibilities of teaching in a healthy sustainable way?
In this 20 minute interview, Sr. Omaira Alam discusses some of the challenges Islamic school educators face day in and day out. She then presents some practical advice to help teachers endure the many challenges of teaching in an Islamic school while keeping their mission in clear focus.
This interview provides insight on
- the challenging realities of being an Islamic school teacher
- the passion and mission of an Islamic school teacher
- the importance of self-care
- the importance of community
- Islamic Pedagogy and the questions of why, what, and how do we teach?
- the importance of professional development
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Islamic School Teachers
The Islamic School Teacher’s Manifesto (written post)