Are you an educator who believes that your students deserve nothing but the best?
Is empathy and care something that you include in daily lessons?
Could you enhance the educational experience of students with a few well-placed changes?
For too long schools across Pakistan have concentrated on academic greatness, rather than the emotional and empathetic side of their students. While academic success is obviously desirable in the students who are taught, if we allow it to take precedence without allowing for room for the spiritual side of a student to grow it can be detrimental to their long-term happiness.
That is why this book, Music, Silence and Noise,aims to create a change in classrooms across Pakistan, with a social activism that is perhaps overdue in some instances, in chapters that examine:
- How to include empathy and care in lessons
- Focus on emotional well-being of students
- How this can unearth previously untapped potential
- Believing in the possibilities of our actions
- A new and imaginative classroom management matrix
- How you can influence students and help them thrive
- And more…
This motivational handbook encourages educators to focus more on the emotional well-being of their students, rather than just the educational greatness they expect. In so doing they can make school life a happier experience and a place where students want to be, rather than a place they have to be.
If you passionately believe in the importance of human contact and that by celebrating human diversity, your students will do better, then this book is an essential read for you.
The Harmony Model
The Harmony model grew gradually in my teaching strategies, taking shape from the countless experiences with students from various walks of life and social levels. It is a tool that helps me present my ideas, that I have abstracted from years of my work in the training and development industry, linking up with an existing body of knowledge. I have embarked upon this amplification with a conviction that the model presented in this book is of broad significance and application. I suggest that the Harmony Model is treated in a general frame of reference. It does not aim for a stringent application or confine your viewpoints into boxes. Because I firmly believe that human temperaments are distinctive yet fluid. Relative predominance of personality temperaments demands careful analysis. But my model helps to throw the picture into necessary relief. Thus to remove the complexity of specialized scientific and psychological theories, I have kept my model based on broader categorizations. My critics commonly fall into the error of assuming that the four quadrants are, so to speak, spontaneous and are empirically imposed. I must emphasize that the Harmony Model is a deductive presentation of insights gained empirically–working with diverse demography of students. I have been teaching in four different countries; my students come from more than 25 different nationalities and different social status. I have teaching experience with four-year-olds, and my oldest student had been seventy-three years old. My experience of corporate training and private tuition gave me opportunities to work with Fortune 500 companies. All of this wealth of experience helped me to present the inference that I have drawn.