Emotional Resilience In The Classroom

A school community approach ...








Behaviour is the symptom ...

The paradigm shift ...

The missing link  ...

The school community approach ...

For students ...

For teachers ...

For parents ...

The solution ...

Research, Evidence and Examples

S.P.A.R.K. Curriculum Information Document & Research




Punish Them or Engage Them? Teachers’ Views of Unproductive Student Behaviours in the Classroom



Classroom Behaviour Problems Increasing, Teachers Say



Teachers shouldn’t have to manage behaviour issues by themselves – schools need to support them



Academic achievement in high school: does emotional intelligence matter?



Emotional intelligence and academic success: examining the transition from high school to university



Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges


Superpower of the mind

A talk by Mara Gleeson to high school students that demonstrates the powerful message of this psychological understanding has for our youth and the challenges they face. (Some of her stories contain concepts that are not appropriate for a Muslim audience, please look past that to hear her message in sha Allah)

Muslim identity

We are now educating children that have never known a world without Islamophobia. This video shows initial results from studies of Muslim identity of children growing up in the USA. The results are disturbing. Building our children's emotional resilience will build their ability to stay strong despite the negative rhetoric they experience, in sha Allah.

Understanding Trauma: Learning Brain Vs Survival Brain

This video reframes a trauma perspective in terms of learning brain versus survival brain as a way to make it easier for teachers to talk about trauma with students.

The importance of connection

Insight into the importance of looking at what lies under the behaviour

The Simplicity of Life

The profound example of the result of the psychological understanding taught through the Back To The Fitrah Mentoring Programs.

"No one can give away wisdom. A teacher can only lead you to it via words, hoping you will have the courage to look within yourself and find it inside your own consciousness ....
 .... Beyond the word."

Sydney Banks, The Missing Link