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.

When Math Anxiety Strikes

Do your students have a fear or math? Are you stressed out by math? In this month’s Ilm o Amal, Shahrezad Samiuddin looks at the factors that can trigger math anxiety and what teachers and parents can do to prevent it. (more…)

Will You Make a Great School Leader?

Great school heads adapt to the environment and empower their teachers, staff and students to succeed. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff outlines the traits of an exceptional school head. (more…)

Engaging Preschoolers in Creative Play & Art

The experience of experimenting with different material and of letting their imagination run unrestrained during a mental or physical exercise helps young children develop meaningful connections in the mind. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff explores simple way to integrate art and play in a preschool setting. (more…)

Precautionary Measures to Keep Students’ Safe during the Monsoon and Eid-ul-Azha

With Eid-ul-Azha and the monsoon arriving together, the situation is ripe for disease and safety hazards. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, Shahrezad Samiuddin offers tips for parents and teachers that can help their children stay safe and healthy. (more…)

12 Time Management Tips for Teachers

Teachers who manage their time well are more productive, more efficient, and more likely to meet their goals. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, we list tips which teachers can use to focus on important time sensitive tasks and limit the amount of time wasted on non-essentials. (more…)

Talking with Parents about their Children’s Problems

Talking to a parent about a challenging situation that concerns their child can be stressful for teachers and school heads. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, Shahrezad Samiuddin discusses a few strategies teachers can use to improve communication when bringing a concern about a child to his or her parents. (more…)

How Teachers Can Take Care of their Well-Being

Teachers who do not prioritize themselves simply don’t function at their best and may compromise their ability to contribute to the world. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff discusses ways teachers can prioritize their own needs for far-reaching benefits. (more…)

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…)