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Classroom practice – Memory aids that are worth remembering

Whether you are teaching Tajweed, Arabic or Fiqh, knowing how the memory works is crucial for your children’s successful learning. The article below explains briefly the function of a ‘working memory’ and strategies for transforming knowledge in a child to long-term memory, that is the knowledge that the child will carry for many years in [...]

Classroom practice – Memory aids that are worth remembering2021-03-20T20:21:31+00:00

Why I’m a convert to the power of homework

Over the past decade people have been divided over homework and whether it carries real value for children’s learning and grades. The article discusses a moderate standpoint on the issue and explains how to give effective homework. Nevertheless, in the contexts of Madrassahs, the benefits of giving homework should be weighed against the risks of [...]

Why I’m a convert to the power of homework2021-03-20T20:21:35+00:00

What is Taught?

As a Madrassah teacher, you have the ability to make a huge difference to the lives of the children you teach and their development into good Muslim adults, who will contribute positively to society in the 21st century. You have the ability to mould minds, to instill confidence, honesty and love of Allah in your [...]

What is Taught?2021-03-20T20:21:38+00:00

Types of Teaching

There are many different ways Madrassah teachers can teach Madrassah pupils. What you teach is often determined by the Madrassah, but how you teach so that Madrassah pupils learn effectively is determined by you as the Madrassah teacher. This page outlines some good strategies you can use in your Madrassah. Tips There are five ways [...]

Types of Teaching2021-03-20T20:21:38+00:00

Effective Teaching

The fact that teaching is taking place does not mean students are learning. There are different ways Madrassah teachers can plan and teach lessons to ensure that Madrassa students learn effectively. Some tips include: Create an objective that is specific and measurable. Each part of the lesson should be related to the objective. Create a [...]

Effective Teaching2016-12-20T11:36:27+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


What is motivation? “Motivation consists of internal processes and external incentives which spur us on to satisfy some needs” (Child, 2007) As a Madrassah teacher, you will undoubtedly encounter pupils with varying degrees of motivation. Some pupils are keen to complete work and ask questions and learn with or without your input. Other [...]


Blooms Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy is a multi-tiered model which can be used to group or classify thinking into six levels of complexity. It can be used in the Madrassah classroom to encourage critical thinking in Madrassah pupils. Madrassah teachers can use it to plan questions they will ask their pupils on the topic they will be teaching. [...]

Blooms Taxonomy2021-03-20T20:21:40+00:00
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