• This slip can be given to a student who has been given time-out to help them use the time effectively to reflect on what the problem was with the way they acted and why and how they should make better choices next time.
  • A student who has been given time-out for upsetting a teacher or fellow pupil can be given this template to help him/her complete a letter of apology. In doing so, the student learns the etiquette of apologising, practices empathy and reflect on the negative impact bad behaviour has had on someone else and how they could make better choices next time.
  • One response to a Very Serious misbehaviour is to invite parents/ guardians of the student to attend an official meeting with a senior person at your Madrassah. The letter attached requires the student to send the letter back with a signature from the parent/guardian.
  • This table indicates the three types of misbehaviour: minor, serious, very serious Teachers and the management are advised to apply their common sense as regards to classification of misbehaviour in their Madrassah. The categories may differ from one Madrassah to another depending on its unique context and its teachers’ judgements. However, an agreement must be reached by the Madrassah staff on the classification of different forms of misbehaviour so they may have a unanimous and consistent response to them. Once this list has been drawn, teachers will find it beneficial to refer to it before responding to a child’s misbehaviour. It is also advisable that parents and children are given a copy of the list so they know your Madrassah has strict boundaries. Learn more about how to use this tool.
  • This is a child friendly poster with a set of Madrassah rules and good and bad behaviour. The rules may differ from one Madrassah to another depending on its unique context and its teachers’ judgements.
  • Juzz Amma Repetition Charts for Children

    Repetition is essential to memorisation. The more the learner repeats and repeats new verses the greater the accuracy and the stronger the reinforcement of this new information will be in the brain. This resource is created to motivate children to repeat all the verses in Juzz Amma, 40 times each. The resource can easily be used in your class and will increase engagement and enthusiasm. Equipment you need:
    1. Copies of this resource for all your students
    2. Whiteboard, smartboard or overhead projector
    3. Thikr counters
    4. A stamp or star stickers
    5. A soft object e.g. rubber, sponge ball or a fancy toy/real microphone
    Learning Styles:
    • Auditory
    • Visual
    • Kinesthetic
    How to use the resource:
    1. Handout a copy of this booklet to each student and ask them to write their names on it
    2. Write on the board the Surah name and the verses your class will learn today and show them where this is in their booklets
    3. Write the verses on the board or show them using an overhead projector or smart board
    4. Read the verses 3 times pointing to each word as you read
    5. Ask students to repeat after you 3 times
    6. Have a soft object with you and throw it at random students in the class and ask them to recite the verses or pass the microphone around
    7. Keep doing this until all students have read the verses
    8. Tell students to work in pairs or groups of threes
    9. For each group, hand out a counter (Thikr counters, which can be bought from any Islamic bookstore)
    10. Ask one student to do the counting using the counter, one student to repeat the new verses without looking at the board or Mushaf and another student to check the accuracy.
    11. The aim is to repeat the verses 40 times
    12. Set the timer to 15 minutes
    13. Go round and listen attentively to any mistakes and correct them.
    14. When 10 minutes are up ask students to stop and rotate and award stickers to the students who repeated 40 times
    15. If there are major mistakes or mistakes repeated by many people, illustrate them (by saying them/writing them) and ask students to tell you what's wrong and how you can correct them
    16. Start the timer again and repeat until all students have had a turn
  • Plenary Pyramid

    Plenaries help learners connect the information they learnt throughout the lesson by summarising and reviewing key points and identifying any gaps in their learning. This Plenary Pyramid allows learners to reflect on:
    • Things they have learned during the lesson
    • Things they have been reminded during the lesson
    • Questions they have about the lesson
    This consolidation of learning helps reinforce long-term memory on the part of the learner and helps the teacher identify any gaps in learning so he/she may address them in future lesson plans. Check out how it is used in context in this lesson: 'How to Explain Calamities and Tragic Events to Madrassah Children'.
  • Quran Listening Grid This is a complementary product for the Pre-Madrassah Preparation Resource article. Print the grid and use it to tick off the files that have been played to your child or baby and to note the date they were played. The audio files can be found in video format here.
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