6 Tips to Teach in Multilingual Classroom

6 tips to teach in Multilingual Classroom
By Ahmad Amirali

Teaching students in a language other than their language may create a learning issue in students. I still remember, When I first visited the upper Chitral region last year (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan) many students were not even familiar with their national language, i.e. Urdu. It was an immense learning opportunity for me. However, it taught me that every achievement has its first beginning. Even though literacy is central to students’ educational and career success, it can be one of the most thought-provoking things for students to develop. When it comes to developing countries like Pakistan, the literacy issue is among students rises when they migrated from their traditional classrooms, where instructions are in their primary language, to the new or foreign context where language and practices are not familiar to them. Continue reading “6 Tips to Teach in Multilingual Classroom”

Bitmojis: Creative Way to add Popular Culture in Classrooms

Bitmojis: Creative Way to add Popular Culture in Classrooms
By Ahmad Amirali

As technology is flourishing, the traditional classrooms are now taking new shape. School classes now become more dynamic, and the use of smart ICT (Information Communication Technology) resources are now standard. From Smart Board to Holographic projectors, students are now engaging more in experiential learning virtually than before. Developing countries like Pakistan, classrooms are still a long way to go in terms of such high-profile smart ICT classroom tools. However, teachers like me, actively use user-friendly smart apps and ICT integrated pedagogies that may create some definite differences in students’ classroom learning experiences. Continue reading “Bitmojis: Creative Way to add Popular Culture in Classrooms”

Why am I Tired all the Time?

Tired all the time? Coffee, at least, is not the best solution

We all feel tired during our day times or at night. The reasons are usually obvious and include:

  • too many sleepless nights
  • long hours spent at work
  • a baby keeping you up at night

But sleepiness or exhaustion that goes on for a long time is not normal. It can affect your ability to get on and enjoy your life. Continue reading “Why am I Tired all the Time?”

The Monk and the Fly: Lifelong Learning in a Short-Animated Movie

A happy Monk wants to meditate under a shady Banyan tree. What could possibly go wrong?
By Ahmad Amirali

Have you ever wondered, what thing(s) does people need desperately in their lives? Love, Money, Success and the list goes on. Yes, we are desperate because we are humans and humans have desires and needs for which they work hard to achieve them. To fulfil our desires we, humans, sometimes get hurt and suffer but sometimes we do hurt others to avoid suffering. In short, humans are vulnerable species with sensitivity and emotions. Continue reading “The Monk and the Fly: Lifelong Learning in a Short-Animated Movie”