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A Lesson Planning Template

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A Lesson Planning Template
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Dr. Afshan HumaPh.D Curriculum Instruction and TEMichigan State UniversityIn-charge Department of EPPSLAllama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad. Pakistan


List of Students’ FavoritesGames/physical activityFood and waterSpeaking and story tellingSharing Jokes/LaughingReading /writingOutdoor/toursColorful visuals  and exciting SoundsArt and drawingManipulation/Physical ActivitiesReward and appreciationFriendly EnvironmentIndividual AttentionPeer supportSpecial needs

Teachers’ professional development at Rabwah

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Teachers’ professional development at Rabwah


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Dr. Afshan Huma
Ph.D Curriculum Instruction and TEMichigan State UniversityIn-charge Department of EPPSLAllama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad. Pakistan
The education system in Pakistan generally is not compatible with the international standards and does not fulfil the needs of learning in the twenty-first century. It was decided in Oct 2016 that a series of training workshops shall be designed and implemented at the primary schools of Nazarat Taleem Rabwah. I joined this venture with an aim to improve practices of teachers in schools. I took the responsibility of training and development of teacher teaching at grade 3 to 5. Following were the larger goals that I aimed to achieve through this intervention:
Goal 1. Preparing teachers for Learner-Centered Education at Primary Level
Goal 2. Enabling them to use Teaching Strategies of the twenty-first century
Goal 3. Develop Assessment Profile in Collaboration with Parents
Before we started off wi…

Creativity and Independent Learning in Classroom

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Creativity and Independent Learning in Classroom

By no means I am writing this blog as an omniscient narrator, I myself am very new at this teaching business although I had no qualms about my teaching capabilities when last (academic) year I joined my current college as an English teacher, my name was not on the Duty chart yet, instead “New English Teacher” was printed and that sight gave me an inwardly chuckle and some enthusiasm that I should do something New in this teaching business, even though I was not so naïve as to believe that I would bring a proverbial revolution in the field because I was aware of the dismal condition of the language teaching scenario in our society.
Hence the purpose of this humble effort is to get some insight from the experienced veterans of the field, and perhaps this may become a forum for the new and the naïve inexperienced teachers like me.
We all have to tackle the day to day situations in our classrooms to tackle this we must incorporate some techni…

My First Blog

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Blog for Teacher Development Program Last year when Mr. Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi visited Rabwah and held a 3-day seminar for teachers in Nazarat Taleem Rabwah. We decided to create a platform for the teachers to interact in a professional way and collaborate their experiences and methods in teaching which they have found useful and effective and to create a space where we can share our ideas to make the learning experience of our students more fruitful.

Here you can read Mr. Waqar Ahmad Ahmedi's blog about visit to Rabwah:
https://waqarahmedi.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/educating-rabwah/ Here is a brief introduction of his diverse career: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/waqar-ahmad-ahmedi https://www.amazon.com/Waqar-Ahmad-Ahmedi/e/B06XRWPSZM
So, first of all we would take a look at the topics we discussed in the seminar and I would like to invite the teachers who participated in the seminar to share their observations and experiences by implementing the ideas presented in the seminar, …