Bright Future for Qatar's Teachers

Bright Future for Qatar's Teachers

 Launch of Student Teacher Programme for Ta’allum Students

Ta'allum Academies were honoured to welcome Dr Saleh, eminent and highly respected Principal of Doha Secondary School. Twenty selected students from across Al Maha Academy for Boys and Al Jazeera Academy, accompanied by their Heads of Secondary, Mr Andy Hubble and Mr James Batts, attended the launch of a groundbreaking project intended to promote and encourage Qatari students to consider teaching as a future career. Dr Saleh began by indicating to his audience that there were presently too few Qatari teachers and stressed that the project was a chance to raise the status and respect of the teaching profession as Qatar seeks to sustain and consolidate its prominent global standing. Teaching is a vocation not just a job.

During the programme, students will be trained in some basic teaching skills and will conduct ‘microteaching’ in some part lessons with their peers before preparing and attempting to deliver a longer lesson. The experience will give students insight into the complex skills and interactions which good teachers demonstrate in the classroom every day. Respect for teachers is central to the Islamic values at the heart of Ta’allum’s Mission and Vision.

 Year 10 Al Jazeera Academy Student, Abdulrahman Al Namla said ‘this will be a positive learning experience. As we get older we appreciate more and more how much our teachers can inspire us.’ Ta'allum Director of Education, Dr Mohammed Saefan said ' Some of the most influential people in our lives are teachers. Our young people can follow the example of the greatest teacher, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who laid out the groundwork for the spiritual education of mankind. There is no greater vocation than to prepare the next generation for a successful and fulfilling life.’

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