Clarity breeds focus!
Clarity is very important. When your vision isn’t clear, you rush to see an optician so you can get prescribed glasses to see clearly. The same is with our goals/ambitions/vision in life. If you wake up with no clue of what you will do on that day, your whole day is spent tackling chaos. At the end of the day, you feel exhausted.
Imagine, if you can change all that and wake up feeling energized and excited to tackle what’s ahead of you? To live your life, most of the days, calm and grounded. To jump hurdles each day, that you intended to jump. That hurdle you jumped knowing pretty well at the end of it, you have moved forward to your vision.
My experience of finding clarity as a teacher, has made me think, how many other teachers are living/will live in this chaos? Of always doing because the school is asking me to, for always pushing yourself to live in someone else’s dream? Just as any other profession, teachers deserve to own their vision. Teachers deserve to find clarity and live their dream. To own their stories of success and empowerment.
A thriving learning environment is always accompanied by teachers with clarity.
Rukiya Issa is a Teacher coach who leads an Islamic school and the founder of Hopeful Muslim Teacher (HMT). She is pursuing her Bachelors of Education(Arts) and aims to empower Muslim teachers to show-up with confidence, clarity and purpose. She holds a Diploma in Educational Leadership, primary teacher certificate and is also a certified professional life Coach. Rukiya believes that academics, Teacher mindset, skills and teacher growth are not only a fundamental part of student success but are also the building blocks to attain a life long impact in building a holistic child. In addition to leading a school, she runs an online madrasa program with the aim of making Islamic education accessible to all. She has been recognised for her innovative teaching and learning approaches in all her teaching positions in different schools. Furthermore, her exceptional approach to leading change in Ar Risalah Academy, currently the Principal, was evidently recognised by the School board of Directors. Rukiya has been engaged in variety of voluntary projects in education like; - Islamic Curriculum Development at Maahad Teachers' Training College Nairobi, Kenya. - Lesson Plan Integration Project with Dr Bilal Philips - Islamic Studies Teacher at Maryam Center, Doha, Qatar.