Channel: Edris Khamissa
When you hear we'll start speaking about the attributes of teachers in the 21st century, the dynamic of teaching in the 21st century. Let us all have a positive mind. And that's all set with rasp attention, noting down all the critical things that the star has to tell us and make a Nia of implementing make an intention of implementing these things in our routine daily life. In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
The Lord of all the words to whom we belong to him is our return and made choices blessings go to the highest of Allah's creation. Our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the most eloquent the finest a teacher, a teacher of teachers, indeed,
the most generous of a teacher, the most gentle teacher, the most inspirational teacher, the most charismatic teacher, a teacher that inspired people to change and transform as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. And good morning.
I want to make one thing very clear at the very beginning.
When you ask people who speak in public,
what would they like? people to say?
They would like the audience to say
In sha Allah, from what I heard today,
there were things that I knew. But I never practice. But there were some new things. And I'm making a commitment that not tomorrow. But today, I'm going to change.
Today I'm going to change, otherwise, this talk, this engagement comes to nothing
comes to nothing. So I want you to be psychologically prepared.
Among ghazali spoke about five stages in learning five stages.
The first stage is, he speaks about silence.
Now for me, silence goes beyond the physical silence around you. For me, silence is also about silence of your mind.
That means being present,
being present here, with your heart and soul. Very important, the first silence after silence, that means after you psychologically prepared yourself for this engagement, then you listen.
You listen with your heart. You listen with your mind. You listen. You listen. Because you and I know sometimes, of everything that has been said, one statement made by a speaker, or by your friend next door, can inspire you to great heights.
So you listen 100% listening.
What's the next step after listing?
you memorize it,
you learn it.
You learn it, you memorize it.
And the fourth step in, you practice it.
you internalize it, you practice it. And the last step, the most important step is you teach it to others. Very important step. If you sit today, and say today, out, listen with my heart, or write down notes, when I go home, and get my family around them. And I'll share with them what I've learned.
I learned more as a teacher that I learned as a student
because as a teacher, you're teaching other people and you had to make sure you learnt And may Allah bless all my teachers inshallah. Our parents also. So I want you to understand that please.
And we are teaching at a time when the oma is bleeding.
We are teaching at a time when humanity is in pain.
Now I'm sharing with you some introductory comments. So you and I are on the same page.
Such psychologists have said that if you do not change within 48 hours after presentation is unlikely going to change.
If you go back the same way back to your classes tomorrow, with no change in attitude, either in your methodology, either in your engagement with students, either your relationship with your colleagues, then you have wasted your time.
You have wasted your time.
We living at a time.
The say when you miss a beat. This was an advertisement that was shared to me by Jamar bag. He says when you miss a beat, you miss a whole generation.
Okay, you understand that?
All if your kid is so far, right?
Also, number of points the first 10 minutes. A teacher never makes excuses.
A teacher never makes excuses.
A teacher finds solutions.
A great teacher. Whether it's the 21st century or 20th century, remember this
no matter what is happening around
Thus, if you embrace the methodology of knobbies and allow us sell them, you'd be relevant for all times.
What is important
whatever the Prophet peace be upon in, thought his companions, it was about issues they were experiencing on a daily basis. So his
teaching was relevant.
It was relevant. How else did they learn?
They learn through Association,
through Association, who they mix with, who they mingle with.
so do you make a commitment inshallah, that you're going to make a change.
this is what worries me. This is what really worries me, my beloved brothers and sisters
teaches or to be the most avid readers, the most voracious readers.
But studies have shown that teachers
are the poorest readers.
Some teachers have not read anything beyond what they read at the university or college.
Okay, so next point, next point I'm making.
Remember these words, if you do not learn today, you cannot teach tomorrow.
If you have not learned today, you cannot teach tomorrow.
Something else I want to shock you with also.
All the information we have received, from time immemorial to today.
all kinds of information.
What you learn what information we have, in the last two years is more than all the information we have received. I'm not talking about spiritual truths. I'm not talking about those aspects.
The next important thing is this.
And which we are going to discuss,
and how to ask you this question. Maybe now. How many of you love to teach
you enjoy it.
If you don't enjoy it,
if you do not love children,
if you'd not love excellence, if he'd not love creativity,
then pick up your bags and work work in a mortuary.
I mean it because you killing those children.
the days of talk and chalk are over.
Even when Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, spoke to a group of people.
And each one felt that he was addressing them.
They could remember his words.
But when he gave advice,
you often gave advice, one to one person. In other words, he knew his students. He knew his students.
If you do not know your students, how can you teach them?
You understand that
each line I'm telling you, I can spend the whole day talking about that line.
So I want you to register that
each student is different, it is unique. Now
every student comes to the class with three things. Three things.
Number one, he comes to the IQ. Number two, he comes with values a baggage of values and number three, he
comes with an attitude.
Sadly, many of us only focus on his IQ.
You got that?
Next point, I haven't started my program yet, by the way, I'm warming up here.
If you teach children, the center this very carefully how you were taught.
If you teach children, how you were thought, then you're robbing them of their tomorrow. Let me repeat that. If you are teaching children, how you were thought, then you're robbing them of their tomorrow.
My one question to you. Okay, one not only a question I asked you this.
Do your students ask you questions?
If they don't ask you questions, then you are not doing a good job. Remember that?
You are not doing a good job. I give you an example. One example.
Hazard Omar said was to this effect, that 50% of knowledge come from good questions. And I want to share with you something.
There was one person who won the Nobel Prize for science of physics. So they asked him to cut it to what do you attribute your success?
And they got a shock of their life when he answered. He said many mothers Today, many mothers today would ask the children, what have you learned today? But my mother, she asked me every day, what good question you asked today. And that inspired me to ask good questions. It created in me a spirit of inquiry.
In a standard, okay, right. Now, I'll stop there for a moment. I want you to talk to your immediate neighbor, immediate neighbor. And my discussion is
I'm asking you two questions.
Two questions. The first question is, do you agree with the first topic, that today there is a crisis in education? Do you agree with it? So now, you must right, tell me, right? Talk to your neighbor, and tell me why you think there is a crisis? Okay, can you discuss it, we need to first recognize that there is a challenge, right? Yes or no? That's why you came here, isn't it? That's why you came here. You look for solutions. Right? Right. Please, you can talk to you five minutes.
Now, what do you think is the crisis in education? What is it?
What are the challenges we find
in our schools?
What is it?
Do you think, for example, that if children go to our schools, we are preparing them?
For the life
in this world and beyond? Do you think they'll be able to navigate those waters?
Do you feel that you are empowering them? Do you feel that our children look back at school life? And they say the school life was great? It was wonderful.
Or do you think that our schools have become pockets of academic excellence? Only? Be honest, be honest.
How many of you put your hands up who feel that our schools have really become pockets of academic excellence?
Right. So in other words, you are saying you are agreeing with me that our present schooling system is not holistic is it holistic, is not wholly agree with me right?
If you don't agree with me, that means you you got it right. You don't have to stay longer. Yeah, you can go.
You don't have to just go. Right. So anyway, so you agree with me on umbrella. Right? So, yes, we have a crisis in education.
We have a huge, huge crisis in education. Right. Now, having us that question. Having mentioned that on ask you a question, right. And I want five men or their mobile money, okay, Seven Sisters and three men to answer this question.
My question is, why are you teaching? And I am saying to you, no matter what the education system is, a dynamic inspirational teacher can still fulfill his responsibilities. Yes or no. And I also said to you at the beginning, a dynamic teacher never makes excuses.
Yes. So my question to you, why are you teaching?
What Why are you teaching? Yes, system.
I like teaching and you have passion, right.
So whatever knowledge I have, I can pass on next generation. Right, what else can
I feel is the only profession that I can touch on the lives of many. Right. And you and your brothers? Don't let the non brothers
applied knowledge should be there. Yes.
Yes. Make a permanent change. Yes.
You love children. You want to educate them? Well.
Okay, there are some teachers
would be happy. from, from the first letter to the end in the syllabus. They have done this. I've done my job.
That teacher don't like him.
If your teaching does not respond to the fears and needs of your children, then you are irrelevant.
You heard me You are irrelevant.
Something else on us? You. I want you to think about your favorite teacher.
Right? Favorite? Your favorite teacher? What was about that teacher that you love? Who wants to talk about their favorite teacher?
Your dinner favorite teachers? Yeah. Anyone wants to speak about their favorite teacher?
Okay. Tell us about your favorite when you mentioned the name, but just talk about
my favorite teacher was a storyteller. She used to teach us literature beat poetry or anything. And she would do it in forms of stories. We remember from Hamlet to Chaucer, everything in the form of stories, and that hooked us to our classes. So I think that is something that I've really learned and kept in my mind, about my favorite teacher.
Now, an important thing. I've asked this question in many, many countries, many, many countries, I've yet to come across anyone who told me, I like the teacher because he was hardworking. But they said things like this. He made lessons relevant. He had a sense of humor. He cared for us. He went beyond the syllabus. He took us out, explore excursions. He inspired us. He was compassionate. Hey, he had a sensor, he was forgiving. These are things they speak about Yes or no? Yes or no. That's important. Very, very critical. Very, very critical. Okay.
Now, that's fine. So now, so you and I agree. Now, I want to speak about the next thing, the changing landscape.
I want you I'm giving you two minutes to think about it. Think about 10 things that have changed.
In the lives of children in the last 10 years 10 things that have changed
what has changed in the lives of children?
Think about it.
Talk to your neighbor if you got no neighbor this piqued your split personality
Tell me what Just tell me what some of the things that have changed
in the lives of children Yes.
Okay, okay very important the way children plays in it and what they play with yes
would be one day for them other activities
what what has changed in the last 10 years?
Social media and lack of outdoor games social media lack of outdoor games What else?
Did you then practical knowledge to give you give them practical knowledge?
No, no, no, I'm not talking about what you have done in the lives of children what has changed in their life?
Okay, connect them with values. Okay, I think No, no, I don't think you understanding me. The set point I'm saying Okay, let me share with you Yes. And here's why.
Yes, students are learning only to score in the examination
correct. So the environmental knowledge is gone completely Yes. Okay. Right. Yes.
reduction in the moral values of the students that Shanina moral values Yes. Yes.
Student centric education. That is what is actually needed when
we move we need to move from teacher centered to student centered yes. Okay pastor my mic they
have one wounded sir they they are addicted to short term benefit only depression level have been born and and it is not their thing. It is not their duty to learn it is their panels duty to teach them Yes. Because they are not interested in education work a very good nowadays the children's are compared to the teachers they are more exposed to the some of the topics our so they have to keep themselves up to date teachers have to be updated. Yeah. So children, yes. change in attitude toward the teacher. Change attitude. Yes, yes. Okay. Students, because nowadays they are. They are treating like a trader. Yeah. Because education is become a business. Yeah, that's why they thought that we
are trade and their consumer. Yeah, that's why they are treating like me. Okay. Last one.
Sir, I think a student's concept for vision for the future has been changed, correct? Yeah, their vision have been changed, like what I want to do in the future of what I'm going to do, how I'm going to achieve that goal. So that vision has been changed. Still more things are there, like the respect for the teacher for family community, that future planning and dedication towards their goals as well as towards the schools towards the teachers and all. So dedication also has changed, like, same way, like vision, family community. So all the country I think, like we were studying in the 10th, or 11th, or someone in primary or secondary school, so we were somewhat different as
compared to students right now. Okay, so there's something just changed, okay. Now, this is a point.
This is a very important point, all of you subscribed to the fact that the life full of children has changed. We spoke about instant gratification,
right? We spoke about the fact
that our children, the values have changed the game change, a whole range of things have changed. Now I want you to understand this.
So if you recognize that many things have changed, that means two things. Remember this. The landscape of a child has changed the external landscape and also the internal
Both have changed Yes or no? So my question to you, is the following. Have you change?
Have you adapted to that?
One more thing, it has changed, which you and I used to never discuss, but I'm sure you know it.
The attention span of children today is about three minutes,
And yet many of us stand there and give long lectures to them. They are bored to death, they stop listening to you.
They stopped listening to you. Now let's talk about these few things, important things, and I want you to understand that, I want you to understand that because a very important quality of a teacher, very important quality of a teacher. And you'll be shocked if I tell you, you must be unpredictable.
You must be unpredictable. If they know when you're going to walk into the class, and you're going to start off by doing this one, two and three, then you lost it.
If they know the first day of school, in start up by giving us a long lecture, you lost it. If they know for example, you're going to share this one joke, you lost it.
Now, you got the unpaid table and let me share this with you inshallah, so that we can discuss it further.
children are living at the time of instant gratification.
Not delayed gratification.
If they want something they want it now.
And remember the context. We are living at a time where the father does the providing the mother the deciding and the children the overriding
we're living at a time where the father does the providing the mother the deciding the children, the overriding
something else that changed the landscape. At one time we lived in an extended family.
The father was absent physically or emotionally. The uncle spread apart, the community played the part.
I remember my beloved father, may God Almighty grant him my mother, the highest status in Jenna. May God our parents, my father told my teachers very clearly. The flesh is yours. The bones are mine.
But today's parents tell the teachers, you touch my child's flesh, your flesh and bones are mine.
Okay. The culture traumas change. The father is no more the moral authority.
Agreed. So, in the end,
you become far more important than the teacher of yesteryear. That's the point I'm making. You become far more important the teacher of many years ago.
It is not enough for you
that the children pass the examination, even though they can get a distinction. It is not enough for you to do the narrow confines of the syllabus. It is not enough for you that children do the homework and pass the test. It is not enough for you that you create a disciplined environment is not enough for you to mark all the books of the children.
You need to do far more than that.
this is a very important thing.
There was a time when the purpose of schooling was to reinforce the values of the home Yes or no?
There was a time Listen to my words. Please, at any time you want me to repeat something, put your hands up. Right. Right. There was a time when the purpose of schooling was to reinforce the values of the home.
Now it is the opposite. You now want the home
Reinforce the values of the school.
See the change?
Parents were primary educators
on the lap of the mother, we speak about the madrasa
that is change.
Now, let me give you
share with you some studies that were done.
Is that okay? Right, right. I want all of you to stand up, please stand up.
Right. Okay. Right. Okay.
And tell your friend next door
that I'm going to learn today. Tell your friend.
And all of you say 123. I like it.
Okay, you can sit down.
You see, notice I'm also changing some things. Hey, you sitting here, I'm giving lecture. I'm asked you some questions make you stand up, you got your techies become a call if you run five kilometers and back. Okay, now, the one study that was done. Listen very carefully.
The one study that was done.
This took place at Stanford University.
They took four year old children.
I think I shared this here once. It's called the marshmallow test.
And the end, the children were told they were put in cubicles. It says and the person doing the experiment said, I'm giving you a marshmallow. And I'll be back just now. If you do not eat the marshmallow, or come back and give you a bigger Marshmallow, you can have two then
you can have two marshmallows.
Many of the children looked at it smelt it took a little bite, but they ate it.
But there were a few children, few kids who did not eat the marshmallow.
So what you did now,
about 12 to 14 years later, he began to follow the progress. Look at it.
And he found the following.
who delayed who did not eat the marshmallow,
they did far better at school. They did their self esteem was higher. They scored an average of 260 marks more than the other kids. They did not get involved in delinquent problems in a stand. They were all well rounded beings. But those children who ate the marshmallow
before the person conduct the experiment came, they had problems with discipline. They did badly at school.
Many of them displayed delinquent tendencies,
their score one and 60 marks less than the others. You see that.
And the other point that has been made
you as a true educator,
your acid tests, your crucible, your test is not getting the best students to pass, but inspiring the weakest student.
Right. So the long and short of it all. You agree with me that the landscape has changed radically? Yes or no?
Right? So you then become a very powerful influence on the life of the child. a pivotal influence.
He looks at you for hope.
Do you know what my prayer is? When I walk into any class? What is my prayer?
How many of you pray before you go to the class and if you lift up your hands, my praise? I said Yala. Show me the unhappy child. That's my prayer.
And God in His mercy will show you the unhappy child.
Now, initially, I said to you
Getting to know the child's background. Yes, you know? Yes. Okay.
I remember, in my first year of teaching, my first year of teaching,
I was teaching English. And the book was a David Copperfield. You heard of the book, Dickens, who the Dickens wrote David Copperfield Dickens.
There was a boy in my class, there are many boys, of course, whose work was always very untidy.
Idris camisa, my first year of teaching, was getting impatient with him.
So God Almighty put it in my heart, that I should speak to him alone.
Therefore, they say, they say, a teacher is not a sage on the stage, but a guide on the side.
You're not a sage on the stage, but the guide on the side.
Repeat after me, I,
all of you, I am not a sage
on the stage,
but a guide
on the side.
Okay. So I called him in my break time.
Children learn more from you outside the classroom than inside the classroom.
The classroom is not the sole preserve of learning. You understand that? So anyway, I met with him.
After two minutes, I started crying.
I asked him, and I remember it so vividly. You're sitting in front of me. He was nervous not to show. I said to him, tell me something about your family and your background.
And I was in this town called pushups and look it up is there in the Atlas? Lovely coastal town purchasing. Beautiful See?
Good people come from the agree.
Yes. So anyway, I said to him, tell me something
that is speaking. Now this happened now.
What year What is it? 2018. Oh,
shoot about 43 years ago.
43 years ago? Right.
I'm 44 now.
So 43 years ago, he said to me,
I leave home.
When it is dark. I get a lift.
With the line Corey truck.
When I get home, it is dark.
We do not have lights at home. I do my homework under the streetlight. Maybe it is quite common in some parts of India. But in South Africa, that's not common.
Then I started crying. I held his hand. I said I'm so sorry. I did not know what happened.
From that day on was, although his circumstances did not change. His work improved.
Why you think it improved? Why?
Why do you think his work improved?
Come on. It's obvious.
Individually attention. He felt connected with me now. There was a rapport. If your students do not feel connected with you, you are wasting your time.
When your children miss you, when you're not at school, you are doing well.
When your children are working hard, even you walk out of the classroom is that means they respect and love you.
Okay, so that's a very important thing to understand the child's background and his stance. So my question to you now that we recognize that the lens
KPS change the mind and the external landscape. And I said, I asked you the question, have you changed your methodology? Now, what kind of methodology should you have in your class?
What kind of activities should take place?
Okay, I think this year, I want some group work, right? Can y'all get into
ladies, you can turn your chairs and face them for a 10 minute thing. Now that you recognize the landscape is change, what should we do? What should we be doing in our classroom? In terms of our methodology? And also in terms of our content? Can we can you discuss it please? You understand that? Brothers also turn your chairs and phase them have groups about four or five people? Right? And each group will choose a spokesperson Assalamualaikum just savall Hey, wake up. Nick Glasgow better banana Kalia apne class macchiato. Delia Lang a. Basic dojo. ideas have a methodology for Hanukkah, tariqa, bachata interact Garnica karateka havo or doosra content of nada subject per hang
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I want to share something
is very personal, but I will talk about it.
I was studying to become a lawyer.
I was studying to become a lawyer.
And I met up with an accident.
And as a result, it affected my studies.
Then I spent one more year at the university. One more year the university
and then I went back home I just felt
although my father did not mind. I said I don't be a parasite or my father to support me. They let me get back home.
My father told me, my beloved Son,
you have a very soft heart.
My father was a businessman. So I don't want you to open a shop.
Because you will go bankrupt the first day
someone will come to you and share with you a story. You know, you see now my you take the shop.
Right? So anyway, and not only that, will argue one more incident. I remember one day when I was helping in the holidays in the shop. One person came there to buy something. I said to him, You know what? Go to massage shop in there. They've got the same thing is slightly cheaper than us.
I said don't buy from our shop, go to massage shop there is cheaper than us. I was like that.
And also, when my friends used to come to the shop, they wanted a special price. I should even tell them what the cost price.
Anyway, but I thank Allah for the soft, soft hard is good. Very good.
Now, then, when I went back to ships in my hometown,
a friend's for a few of my friends that were teaching said to me, why don't I become a teacher? And they said they is an offer for a teacher of English. They need someone quite desperately. I met to the headmaster, we had an interview, and the headmaster was impressed with my, the command of by English. He said to me, I want to be a teacher of English.
And then I started studying, I did everything.
But when I walked into the class,
when I walked into the class,
the power you have
in changing the life of children.
Listen to these words. A teacher
does not know, ways influence stops, it can even affect the destiny of the child.
I realize the power you have over the hearts and minds of children, young children, fledglings
in what I used to do, I'm saying it not for praise, to validate what I'm saying, see what I used to do.
If I'm teaching a lesson in this class, it is the boys class. And from there, I'm coming to the girls class. And the content is the same.
I put pressure on myself. I said, I cannot go to the next class and teach it the same way.
I put pressure when I walk in Yeah. I said, I'm not teaching the lesson the same way.
Surely, I would have grown from that experience.
if you understand this, my brothers and my sisters
don't say in your mind, well, he has no idea what we go through. A great teacher would be great in any environment. Remember that?
Remember that? A great teacher would be a great teacher in any environment.
Listen, my brothers and my sisters. Listen.
There was a teacher.
There was a teacher. Repeat after me say there was a teacher.
Repeat until I tried to stop. Okay. There was a teacher.
When he was asked,
you are going to the new school?
What are you going to teach?
I don't know.
Because I have not met my students. yet.
How powerful is that? Is that powerful? How powerful is but when you ask people?
What are you going to teach? You say I'm teaching English?
Right? He understood that a teacher responds to the needs of the children and the fears of the children.
That's what he does.
So I understood that
okay, right now
so I want feedback from you, right? How many of you agree How many of you inshallah God willing, do your volunteer in Latin they say when you go back to school to open I agree to school tomorrow. And if you excited now about tomorrow, you excited Put your hands up. You excited commandment? Hey, Sophia looking dead? Yeah, but you know, they say we'll see you excited, you excited? How many of you are going to change,
change and do things differently?
Right inshallah I pray that I pray that Okay, now. So tell me what are you going to do differently? give me feedback. Like let's take about three or four groups feedback who's ready for me? Come on, brothers. Don't let me down the sisters you know, yes, you okay do it okay. The methods we are going to follow. First of all, ensure the classroom should be interactive, there should be interaction between the teacher and the students teacher must have the prerequisite of the knowledge prerequisite knowledge about the topic whichever it is, he or she is going to teach. Teaching must be made more interesting by through the use of audio visual aids as well as teaching learning
materials. space for there should be space for open discussion. In the class, a student's perspective must be given more chance. Various teaching pedagogic methods should be used in the class. Students must be motivated and encouraged by the teacher. A great teacher. That's all.
Very good, very good. Okay, okay. Hey, there.
All competing. Right now the brothers are not mentioning anything. Only if you are wrong, they're correct you.
Right brothers? So arrangement, right? Our arrangement is will allow the sisters to talk. We only speak when they are wrong. Okay, right, you're wrong, right? So we don't want to if we start speaking now they won't speak at all because they realize you know what I mean? Like okay, right, right.
Please, please do me a favor. Listen to people. Focus be present. One sentence by one person might change your life a great night. I'm here completely my heart. My soul is with all of you. I'm so happy to interact with you. Yes, aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato walaikum salam wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
pedagogies activity based learning it should be interactive guiding questions must be given to the students right teach them to open give opinion equip them to ask why rather than how yes make the best use of your strength a teacher should use her strength and then it classroom should be student led teaching and student centric content. Then the discussion about the content broader horizon of teacher break the content into portions connect to life skills and Islam. Teachers should know what and how to implement the lesson teaching application based content cater to all learning styles, audiovisual READ WRITE and kinesthetic learning motivational incentives to teacher and joy factor in
class and attitude of the teacher okay.
Okay, Okay Sorry sister. I want just find out for my brothers yeah the professors in the okay is what you said are you happy what she said? Yeah, do they say okay you're right. Sir, have you ever discussed among our friends Yeah. Teacher should prepare for a subject that is going to teach in the class today irrespective of the matter given in that particular chapter correct. Something new is supposed to give a guess and the students are supposed to discuss and interact they what they have learned. So, and they will explain that whatever they will learn they will remember the thing Exactly, yes, sometimes the answer is right. But question is wrong correct. If a boy understand the
question on his his own way, he will reply in that way. So, Western should not be confused even it must be very much clear. So that a boy may be able to reply appropriate
in what I want all those people who are spokesperson you must give me your notes you know why they always buy all the notes you could type out and give it to them be collected? You know all the notes right? Which system you must give me your notes also. Okay, right, okay. Now, no, no, what we do we collect the notes from the feedback every group and then we put it together and type it out. So, they have a benefit of all the knowledge
of Indian Not not today, I mean, you can do it when I'm gone right now, very important. Very important, very, very important point, right.
When you go to a classroom,
when you go to the classroom, listen very carefully.
We agreed that the landscape has changed, could you bring the chair of mine down here please that one day the chair
bring bring it right. You You agree the landscape has changed? Okay. You agree with all of that? You want to change your methodology? Right?
What about you what you got to understand today,
they talk about personalized learning,
that every child may have a particular preference how he wants to learn the point that system made. Some people are visual learners, some are or some are tactile, some are kinesthetic, right. Now, you understand. In other words, you got to use a method appropriate to the learner. Now, very importantly, very importantly,
I'm gonna ask you a Christmas when later let us say you are teaching this very carefully. You are teaching and a child puts his hand up and he says to you, ma'am
I do not understand what you said. I do not understand what you said. What do you do? Come on?
I will explain again. Okay, now that's a mistake you make.
Now, let me let me tell you, okay.
Yes. Now listen very carefully. If a child now I'll tell you the story, you know, because I learned in what I have a passion for teaching.
I have 3000 books at home. I want to read, I want to learn, I want to grow. I want to be an inspiration.
You understand? You go to read men
go to read. So anyway, I remember when I was at school, right? Now, this is going back now.
Maybe 50 years ago, I'm only 5150 years ago, I had to dye my hair gray and all that, you know?
How many of you are looking at this hat and you wondering, we have got it from
this you like this head? In fact, my wife is a she loves it. And in fact, I even sleep with it also.
Yeah, yeah, I got here. I got here, right.
I did a program in Kosovo in Kosovo. And I saw the brothers wearing this hat. You know, so I liked it. And, and one day, I stopped wearing it. And my friends told me, you know, what, that had suits you. So I wear it in case you're wondering, you know, Sunday, you want to know why you wearing that hat, you know, and I
take out the impediment out, right. So anyway, I was at school, right? Saturday, eight, grade 10.
And on a Sunday, I'm talking to about four or three or four of my friends. And one of them was quite audacious, a lot of guts here. He told me Idris and presto, the brain, do you understand this math teacher? We said no. So why don't you raise your hands then in class? No one needs to do that. So we decided now, Monday is less whether we understand or not, you will raise our hands. This very carefully. So what happened? He thought the lesson?
Yes, you understand my man got abstain, I don't understand. You got mad with him when I put manner he's furious with us, is blaming us. And my friend told him. He said, Sir, the lesson that you did now, the example you did now, erase it from the board, erase it from the board, erase it and get your best student to do it.
Right? Best check.
The teacher was feeling great. He raised it. And I remember the boy's name on his name. And he called him to the front. Right. But this boy as he walked to the front, we could see a tinge of nervousness that
we could take a nervousness. So this example maybe had five or six steps in it, if not more.
After the second step the boy did not know.
Then he realize that my lessons are not being understood. Now, very importantly, when a child says I do not understand you should not explain it the same way.
You're going to explain it in another way.
You become more creative in your explanation. Something else I also do, and it's called metacognition. metacognition
is, I always tell a child
if you got something wrong, find out what happened in your mind that you got it wrong. Chain people can get the same thing wrong for 10 different reasons.
You understand? Okay, you got it. Okay. I'm the dealer, right? Okay.
Which country at the moment has
the best standard of education