Category Archives: Organisation

My classroom poster


I found this poster on Pinterest and adapted it to suit my classroom needs. It is super easy to make…and you can go crazy with the fonts. My teaching assistant is in charge of sticking this on our classroom door and a quick glance every now and then at it while I’m teaching helps me to stay focused on the kinds of feelings and good adab I need to instill in the girls. Obviously, the girls will do as you do and not as you say.


If you make one of your own, send it to me and I can show case it on this blog insha Allah!


Student self-reflection


I saw this form for student self reflection and thought I need to make a few tweaks so it would be relevant for my Arabic class. So here is the student self reflection pdf. I think I will get the students to fill it out in the middle of the term and possibly also at the end insha Allah.


student self reflection-page-001


Ice breaker activity


So I’ve been looking around for ways to start my first lesson of the academic year, and I thought it might be a good idea to start with something fun before we discuss classroom rules, and set my expectations for the year. That is the kind of atmosphere I want in my classes – between fun and serious. Inshallah kheir.

I created this ice breaker sheet for this purpose. It’s simple – each student takes a skittle out of the bag and  answers the question that corresponds to that skittle flavour. A starburst version is here:


Here are the documents:


starbursts word doc