When teachers entered their classrooms this week, Ramadan was already underway. This year, Ramadan falls at the end of the school year. This holiest season for Muslim students—a time for prayer, fasting, and intentionally drawing closer to God—will be peppered with completing assignments, writing exams, and snack-filled end-of-year parties.
For many students, fasting from all food and drink from sunup until sundown, particularly during warm months, can have a real impact on energy levels and concentration. But there are things every teacher can do to make Ramadan a positive experience for their students.