Ilm o Amal

Amongst the myriad issues affecting education in Pakistan, there is a glaring lack of debate on educational issues. Committed to the improvement of school education in Pakistan, we decided to change this situation by producing Ilm o Amal. The Urdu words ‘Ilm o Amal’ reflect our belief in moving from Knowledge to Action.

Ilm o Amal was previously a bi-annual, print based publication. You can download these here. In August 2009, we decided to make Ilm o Amal more accessible and interactive. It is now freely available on our website and fresh content is added every month. Do bookmark the TRC website, come back often, share your thoughts and contribute to the discussion. We look forward to engaging with you. Suggestions and contributions are more than welcome.

How Teachers Can Make the Most of Professional Development

In a rapidly changing world, it’s important for teachers to stay on top of their professional development and make the most of the knowledge they receive. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, Shahrezad Samiuddin explores how professional development can help teachers meet their learning objectives and career goals. (more…)

Teaching Responsibility in an ECE Setting

When we allow young children to be more responsible, we lay the ground for them to become more responsible adults. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff discusses how ECE teachers can help children develop the skills to become more independent and responsible. (more…)

Integrating Poetry in the Classroom

Long considered an add-on or an afterthought when teaching literature, the practical benefits of writing poetry -widely seen as an impractical form of literature-are many. (more…)

8 Ways Role-Play Helps Children Learn in the Classroom

Role-play is a simple, but effective tool for active learning in the classroom and can help students go beyond just learning facts about different subjects. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, we explore how role-play can motivate children and trigger their interest in different subjects. (more…)

A Mother’s Emotional Story about her Daughter’s Development Delays

Developmental delays in children can be difficult for parents to accept. In this month’s Ilm o Amal Shazia Muzzammil reveals what it was like to discover that her daughter had significant development delays and to support her child and other parents going through the same problem. (more…)

What teachers and schools can do about chronic absenteeism

Every day in school counts towards the academic success of a student. Many parents say that they believe this, but still think students ‘can get away with a day or two off every month’ without a genuine excuse. In this month’s Ilm o Amal we explore the reasons for chronic absenteeism and what teachers can do about it. (more…)

Setting a Positive tone for the New School Year

Before you go back to the classroom, a little planning regarding your first day and first week at school will go a long way in setting the tone for the new academic year. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff has compiled a list of simple and easy-to-do steps that will help your students and you ease into the new school year and stay motivated till the end. (more…)

The Need and Importance of Integrating Moral, Social and Cultural Values through Curriculum

With youth related crimes and juvenile delinquency on the rise in many societies, the need for character education in schools has grown tremendously. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, Zehra Anwer looks at why and how schools and teachers can get involved in character building and teaching values. (more…)

Movies that celebrate teachers and education

Movies about teachers and education inspire us. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, Shahrezad Samiuddin looks at the movies that celebrate teachers and education. (more…)

Tips for writing report card comments

As teachers, what we write and how we write it can have a big impact on students and their parents.  In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff gives valuable tips on how to make writing reports less overwhelming, what to say, how to cushion criticism and praise appropriately. (more…)