Beyond Stickers and Detentions _ ISNA Education Forum 2013

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Beyond Stickers and Detentions _ ISNA Education Forum 2013

  1. 1. Beyond Stickers and Beyond Stickers andDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation DetentionsISNA Education Forum 2013 Inspiring Self-Motivation in Studentswww.islamicteachereducation.com
  2. 2. Okay class...Beyond Stickers and For those of you And if you don’tDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation who finish finish yourISNA Education Forum 2013 your work... work...www.islamicteachereducation.com
  3. 3. Key Questions 1. Are such approaches really working?Beyond Stickers andDetentions: Inspiring 2. What are implications of such approaches on theSelf-Motivation long term maturity and personal development ofISNA Education Forum 2013 students? 3. What messages do such approaches send to our students about our ability as teachers to motivate and inspire them toward learning? 4. Shouldn’t students be intrinsically motivated to learn, to seek knowledge, and in particular to be intrinsically motivated to learn knowledge about Islam?www.islamicteachereducation.com
  4. 4. Agenda Topic Facilitator TimeBeyond Stickers andDetentions: Inspiring Why we use rewards and punishments in schools (and why we Nadeem 15Self-Motivation think it motivates students)? minsISNA Education Forum 2013 Understanding the Challenges we Face in Making Islamic Studies Habeeb 15 Engaging mins Rethinking Stickers and Detentions: 5 Considerations for Nadeem 20 classroom practice mins Improving our Practice Habeeb 20 Practical Approaches that Work mins Q&A Discussion Both 20 minswww.islamicteachereducation.com
  5. 5. What research says...Beyond Stickers andDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation Using rewards “disrupts relationships,ISNA Education Forum 2013 ignores underlying reasons for behavior, discourages risk‐taking and undermines interest in immediate tasks.”www.islamicteachereducation.com
  6. 6. Think – Pair – ShareBeyond Stickers and • Think of your most challenging studentDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation • In pairs develop a “persona” of students whoISNA Education Forum 2013 are difficult to motivate – Drawing generalization, describe their: • Behavior, background, interests, upbringing • Share personas as a whole groupwww.islamicteachereducation.com
  7. 7. For example: Ahmed Gr. 5Beyond Stickers and • Unruly at timesDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation • Enjoys sports and being outside • Has a difficult time staying focusedISNA Education Forum 2013 • Likes to be a class clown • Very short attention span • Thrives when he gets attention (from teachers and peers) e.g. During presentationswww.islamicteachereducation.com
  8. 8. Beyond Stickers and Understanding the ChallengesDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation We FaceISNA Education Forum 2013 Habeeb Quadri Mini-Lecturewww.islamicteachereducation.com
  9. 9. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?Beyond Stickers and “THERE IS VERY LITTLE DIFFERENCE INDetentions: Inspiring PEOPLE, BUT THAT LITTLE DIFFERENCESelf-Motivation MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE. THE LITTLEISNA Education Forum 2013 DIFFERENCE IS ATTITUDE. THE BIG DIFFERENCE IS WHETHER IT IS POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE.” Stonewww.islamicteachereducation.com
  10. 10. Surah DhariyatBeyond Stickers and • I have only created Jinns and Men, that theyDetentions: Inspiring may worship (Me). Surah 51:56Self-MotivationISNA Education Forum 2013www.islamicteachereducation.com
  11. 11. IS MY CHILD THE ONLY ONE 1. Allah’s test (8:28)Beyond Stickers andDetentions: Inspiring And know ye that your possessions and yourSelf-Motivation progeny are but a trial; and that it is Allah with whom lies your highest reward.ISNA Education Forum 2013 2. Prophets were tested 1. Adam (s) 2. Nuh (s) 3. Yusuf (s) 4. Ibrahim(s)www.islamicteachereducation.com
  12. 12. Surah BaqaraBeyond Stickers and • Our Lord! Give Us good in this world and goodDetentions: Inspiring in the Hereafter good things and save us fromSelf-Motivation the torment of the Fire (2:201)ISNA Education Forum 2013www.islamicteachereducation.com
  13. 13. Lesson from Adam and IblisBeyond Stickers and • Iblis-ArroganceDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation • Allah tell Adam (AS) don’t go near the tree. • Iblis tells adam can I show you somethingISNA Education Forum 2013www.islamicteachereducation.com
  14. 14. What are we teaching and How are we teaching?Beyond Stickers and • Fear/HopeDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation • Lower Grades:ISNA Education Forum 2013 – Love of Allah – Allah Mercy – Allah Protection and Dua – Allah Forgivenesswww.islamicteachereducation.com
  15. 15. William Glasser Percentage of How Students LearnBeyond Stickers and • 10% of what they readDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation • 20% of what they hearISNA Education Forum 2013 • 30% of what they see • 50% of what they see and hear • 70% of what they discuss with others • 80% of what they experience personally • 95% of what they teach someone elsewww.islamicteachereducation.com
  16. 16. The Three StagesBeyond Stickers and • Laeebuhu Saban: Play up to seven (love andDetentions: Inspiring affection)Self-Motivation • Wa Adabahu Saban: Teach manners andISNA Education Forum 2013 tarbia • Wa Sahebahu Saban: Make good friends with them (advice)www.islamicteachereducation.com
  17. 17. What going on in their livesBeyond Stickers and • SchoolDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation • Family • ReligionISNA Education Forum 2013 • Culture • Communitywww.islamicteachereducation.com
  18. 18. School Pressure • American Culture • Flirting-email/textingBeyond Stickers and facebook/chatroomsDetentions: Inspiring • How you look/self • Hugging,handshakinSelf-Motivation esteem g,ISNA Education Forum 2013 • Friends • Chatrooms • Glorification of • Gender Relations Haram • School • Opposite gender lab Dances/Parties partners • Clothing/inappropriat • Alcohol and Drug e Abuse • Praying/practicing • Movies and Music deenwww.islamicteachereducation.com
  19. 19. Seven Common Challenges of YouthBeyond Stickers and 1. Gender RelationsDetentions: Inspiring 2. Fitting-in/Peer PressureSelf-Motivation 3. Double personalityISNA Education Forum 2013 4. Identity crisis/confidence in self 5. Glorification of Haram 6. Experimenting: Drugs/substance abuse 7. Religion/Culturewww.islamicteachereducation.com
  20. 20. Top Ten Hits on Billboard Mag.Beyond Stickers and 1. ET- Kate PerryDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation 2. S&M – Rihanna 3. F%% You (Forget You) – Cee Lo GreenISNA Education Forum 2013 4. Born this Way- Lady Gaga 5. Just Can’t Get Enough-Black Eyed Peas 6. No Sleep-Wiz Khalifa 7. Look at Me Now- Chris Brown 8. F##IN Perfect- Pinkwww.islamicteachereducation.com
  21. 21. Video Games Top TenBeyond Stickers and 1. Grand Theft Auto – Rated MDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation 2. Black Ops – Rated M 3. God of War – Rated MISNA Education Forum 2013 4. Halo – Rated M 5. Battlefield Bad – Rated M 6. NBA 2K – 7. Red Dead 8. Super Mario Brotherswww.islamicteachereducation.com
  22. 22. Top Ten Video in the 80-90Beyond Stickers and • Pac- ManDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation • Pit Fall • Missile CommanderISNA Education Forum 2013 • ET • River Raidwww.islamicteachereducation.com
  23. 23. Television StatsBeyond Stickers and • 2/3 of infants and toddlers watch 2 hours of TVDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation • Kids 6 and under (2 hours of TV) • Kids and teens 8 to 18 spend nearly watch 4ISNA Education Forum 2013 hours a daywww.islamicteachereducation.com
  24. 24. Beyond Stickers and • DisneyDetentions: Inspiring – PrincessesSelf-Motivation – I-Carly/Zack and Cody/Hannah MontanaISNA Education Forum 2013 – SpongeBob Square Pants – Family Guy – Cartoon Network – Simpsons – Commercialswww.islamicteachereducation.com
  25. 25. Statistics Regarding Fatherless HomesBeyond Stickers and • Incarceration Rates: Twice as likely to end upDetentions: Inspiring in jailSelf-Motivation • Suicide: 63 percent of youth suicides are fromISNA Education Forum 2013 … • Behavorial Disorders: 85 percent of all children that exhibit behavorial disorders • High School Dropouts: 71% • Juvenile Detention Rates: 70%www.islamicteachereducation.com
  26. 26. ReligionBeyond Stickers and • ReligionDetentions: Inspiring – ExtremismSelf-Motivation – Schools of thoughtISNA Education Forum 2013 – Politics and Muslim Countries – Movements – Scholarswww.islamicteachereducation.com
  27. 27. FamilyBeyond Stickers and • Financial SituationDetentions: InspiringSelf-Motivation • Extended Family • ExpectationsISNA Education Forum 2013 • Family Parties • Marriageswww.islamicteachereducation.com
  28. 28. Beyond Stickers andDetentions: Inspiring 5 Considerations for our Instructional PracticeSelf-Motivation Rethinking Stickers andISNA Education Forum 2013 Detentions Nadeem Memon Small Group Activitywww.islamicteachereducation.com
  29. 29. 5 Instructional ConsiderationsBeyond Stickers and 1. The Impact of Making Learning Real andDetentions: Inspiring RelevantSelf-Motivation 2. The Impact of CaringISNA Education Forum 2013 3. The Impact of Praise and Verbal Encouragement 4. The Impact of Responsibility When Students are Given Opportunities to Lead 5. The Impact of Self Assessmentwww.islamicteachereducation.com
  30. 30. Small Group Activity: Applying Approaches to Personas In small groups:Beyond Stickers andDetentions: Inspiring 1. Read ONE of the 5 instructionalSelf-Motivation considerationsISNA Education Forum 2013 2. Ask yourselves: How might such an approach practically look in a classroom? 3. Would such an approach better support one ore more of the personas we discussed earlier? Why or why not?www.islamicteachereducation.com
  31. 31. Habeeb QuadriBeyond Stickers andDetentions: Inspiring Group Activity (Case Studies)Self-Motivation Practical Approaches thatISNA Education Forum 2013 Workwww.islamicteachereducation.com
  32. 32. Experiential Learning • Morning AssemblyBeyond Stickers andDetentions: Inspiring • Duas /SkitsSelf-Motivation • Community serviceISNA Education Forum 2013 • Caught you Doing Good • Daily Handshakes • Qiyams/Guest Speakers • Sporting Events/Clubs • YouTube/Artistic Expressions • Khutbah/Debate/Toastmaster’s • Parent involvementwww.islamicteachereducation.com
  33. 33. Beyond Stickers andDetentions: Inspiring Q&ASelf-Motivation DiscussionISNA Education Forum 2013www.islamicteachereducation.com

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