Tag: Rumi

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 5: The Pain of Professional Development

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 5 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 here In the fifth part of “Rumi in the Language Classroom”, we will explore one of the Rumi's stories in the collection “Masnavi-e-Manavi” called The Lion Without Head and Tail. This is the story of a champion who wanted to tattoo...

Rumi in the Language Classroom: The Placebo Effect

The fourth chapter of ‘Rumi in the Language Classroom’ revolves around a poem in ‘Masnavi-e-Manavi’ which tells the story of a teacher whose students were tired of his classes. After a while, his students planned to drop the class but, because that was impossible, they decided to pretend that their teacher was sick and needed a rest. So, when...

Risk-taking

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 3 See Vol 1 of the series here. See Vol 2 of the series here. One of the poems of ‘Masnavi-e-Manavi’ of Rumi depicts how risk-taking can lead to success in language classrooms. The story goes like this: Around Rey in Persia, there was a mosque with widespread fame to kill whomever goes there. One...

Without Active Listening, Students Fall on Deaf Ears

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 2 See Vol 1 of the series here. See Vol 3 of the series here. One of the Rumi’s poems in ‘Masnavi-e-Manavi’ tells a story of a deaf man who planned to pay a visit to his sick neighbor. Since he was deaf, he decided to prefabricate a potential conversation and imagine what would go...

Rumi in the Language Classroom: Diversity of Knowledge & Teaching

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 1 See Vol 2 of the series here See Vol 3 of the series here Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, also known as Mawlana "our master" and more popularly as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, philosopher, theologian, and Sufi originally from, Khorasan, Iran. Originally written in Persian, Rumi's works have made a dramatic impact on...

Enabling Heritage Language Reading

“All language is a longing for home.” When Rumi (Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, 1207–1273), a well-known Persian poet, wrote this in the 13th century, one could not have assumed it would also embody the experience many heritage-language learners might share during the 21st century. Global migration either voluntarily or involuntarily due to political, educational, environmental, or a variety of...
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