Just as students are taught to be good citizens, so too students need to be taught how to be effective contributors to and beneficiaries of a community of thinkers. These are some ways that teachers can build critical thinking skills in the classroom.
Concerned parents might ask, “If I wouldn’t allow my son to see a movie with sex or violence, then why would I allow him to read a book with the same themes?” The logic seems sound at first blush, but it overlooks one important difference: these books are being presented in the classroom setting, not simply as frivolous entertainment.
For teachers, our colleagues are a storehouse of tried and tested knowledge and best practices. There’s a fancy term called inter-visitation and it means the chance to observe how other teachers do things. It is an excellent tool for teacher development.
Freda hamma receives the Islamic Society of North America's Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication and commitment to education, and specifically Muslim children in the United States, as well as her work developing Islamic children's literature.
Rukhsana Khan is a talented mainstream writer who has authored stories are about Muslims and their causes, providing young Muslims with characters they can identify with, and at the same time, offering non-Muslims a better understanding of their Ramadan observing, Jumaah praying, halal eating, hijab/ jilbab wearing neighbors.
Despite the best intentions, our present Weekend School (Sunday School) classes are inadequate for a variety of reasons and our biggest problems remain- what do we teach and how do we go about it? Here are some ideas.
Sound Vision aims to produce content that helps build bridges of understanding among Muslims and their neighbors, with emphasis on youth.
Sound Vision would like to see Muslims achieve their full potential as dynamic and creative individuals, who are comfortable with themselves and their environment.
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Radio Islam is America's only live daily Muslim radio talk show that provides a two-way conversation on the air with Muslims and their neighbors in the Chicagoland area.
MuslimFest is an award-winning annual festival celebrating the best in Muslim art, culture, and entertainment, attended by 25,000 visitors in Toronto, Canada, every year.
Adam's World is a series of videos featuring two Muslim puppets, Adam and his sister Aneesah. Adam's World has been a source of creative Islamic education for thousands of young Muslims growing up in North America and Europe.
One America Coalition, includes groups like the ACLU, Daily Kos, J Street, Voto Latino, Color of Change, Sound Vision, Charter for Compassion, the Interfaith Center of New York, among 50 other civil liberties and interfaith organizations.