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Using Teacher Collaboration in an Islamic Faith-Based School to Nurture Student and Staff Sense of Belonging

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Karl Krug

Summary:

As Saskatchewan classrooms become increasingly diverse, it is essential that teachers become more culturally aware. This project is an investigation into how teacher collaboration can be used to nurture student and staff sense of belonging in an Islamic faith-based school. Collaboration is a method that includes teachers working together as equals to help students achieve success. Two pairs will be formed, each with one Muslim teacher and one non-Muslim teacher, to find ways to collaborate and to have meaningful conversations to benefit student sense of belonging. These teachers will work to build strong collaborative relationships in hope that this will model positive Muslim and non-Muslim relationships for staff, students, and community members.