Friday, February 28, 2014

Powerful Teaching

I am currently enrolled in a certificate program in adult training and development, at the University of Toronto. Still have a couple of courses left. I took it because I felt that my passion lies in teaching, and that this program would give me the credentials, contacts, and guidance I needed to pursue such a career path. AlhamduliLlah, Allah opened a door for me to complement my academic training with real work experience by working as a teaching assistant for a reputable online Arabic program. 

The challenge for me, as it is perhaps for all instructors, is to keep the students motivated, engaged, and committed. Without a motivated/engaged student, the transfer of knowledge between instructor and student won’t occur. There are so many reasons for lack of motivation/engagement, and here is sample of them: