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.

Reflecting on Your Year

The end of the academic year is close and it is time for teachers to reflect and start anew. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff takes a look at various ways teachers can take stock of the year that has gone by and start looking ahead. (more…)

Strategies to Help Your Students Write

Do you struggle with getting your students to write? Do you feel you need advice on improving your own writing as a teacher? In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff shares a few strategies that can help your students (and you) overcome ‘writer’s block’ and let the words flow. (more…)

Responding to Trauma in Students: How Educators Can Help

At some point in your professional career it is almost inevitable that a teacher will have to work with a child or children who have been traumatised. In this month’s Ilm o Amal, TRC staff delves in the kind of traumas that children may have to deal with, and how you as a teacher can provide the necessary support. (more…)

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…)