Abdel-Rahman Al-Kadars earned the Master of Arts in Secondary Education with a 4.0 GPA. He was also selected as a 2016 Graduate of the Year Honorable Mention for his extraordinary achievements throughout the master's program.
I'm Abdel-Rahman Al-Kadars and I currently teach social studies, modern world history, AP US History and AP Human Geography in the secondary level. It all started with university where I acquired a B.A. in History and knew that my passion for teaching is directly correlated with my choice of major. Teaching has been my passion all my life, especially during my university years where I volunteered to teach English for displaced refugees. This was my first teaching experience and it rippled from that moment on.
I believe teaching and learning should pave the road for learners to build knowledge for themselves during the learning process. The main emphasis should be on the learner and how this learner achieves the learning, instead of supplying knowledge as independent of the learner. All disciplines and its subcategories are regarded as components of an extensive automated machine where each part is justified in terms of its connection with one another. Unfortunately, the learner does not appear in this relationship. This traditional approach conflicts with my teaching ideology since it recognizes that there is some knowledge floating out there separate from the knower, which should be sought. Learners should not objectify learning and view it as discerned, flawless information; alternatively, it should be viewed as a social and personal construction of value and meaning based on their exposition of the world. Students need to assimilate their actions into the bigger picture seeing that sometimes their attention is diverted into finishing a task- for example. They view the activity as another pointless requirement the school has imposed on them. Tailoring and allowing each individual learner to experience learning in their own way will compel learners to make more meaning of any received knowledge.
I’m really proud of my colleagues and myself for working so hard to achieve our goals and improve ourselves as pedagogues and human beings. It was an experience of a lifetime and the finest accomplishment I’ve achieved so far. Thanks to the great team at Acacia for making this happen and I wish they reach unparalleled heights in the educational sphere.