Education

Using distinguished instruction in the classroom

Like Albert Einstein said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Indeed, one-size-fits all is not a practical concept in a modern classroom given that not all of your students grasp a...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Young girls challenged to rise to their full potential

Young girls have been urged to pursue their dream careers, no matter the price, in order to break the stereotypes that some careers are male only fields. The call was made during Kepler’s Women’s Day event held at its headquarters in Kigali under the theme ‘Time is now: Rural and...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

University students tipped on reproductive health

As the population in Rwanda grows, resulting in imbalance of economic variables such as health, nutrition, education, housing and employment, higher learning institutions and students have been urged to steer the movement. This was observed during an inter-university conference on family planning...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Discipline; why it should be a concern for everyone

Athanasie Vuguziga, a literacy teacher at Lit Club in Kayonza District, Eastern Province, says that for the last eight years she has been in the teaching profession, the toughest and most stressing task in the profession is handling indiscipline among learners. She notes that all parties, that...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Discover the meaning of words that begin with prefix ab

In cases of complicated words, you need to remember that English evolved from several other languages, especially Latin and Greek. If you know one word, it can lead you to knowing many more related words with the same letters at the beginning (prefix), in the middle (infix) or at the end (suffix...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Shapes and sizes

Pear shaped figures versus apple shapes are the trending terms for describing women’s various body shapes. Not to be left out, men prefer to be described in ‘vegetable language’ such as parsnip, beetroot and aubergine. Apparently in men, the parsnip form is the most desirable one...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Do we understand the concept of learning?

Many students continue with their quest for knowledge even after the customary stages of education, taking on further learning for that purpose. All over the world, institutions of learning have age groups for learners, with a standard age at which one is fit to begin school. After teaching for...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

The age of critical thinking at play

The social media revolution has come along with a swarm of changes in the present times, some for the better, others for worse, but generally communication has been made easy. Few weeks ago, a certain friend in the twilight of her youth posted a comment on her Facebook wall about the crumbling...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Pooh coffee!!!

Fancy taking some coffee with a waft of cat pooh? Then you are the right customer for the most pricey coffee in the world – Kopi Luwak coffee ! The civet cats eat the berries and other parts of the plants. Apparently the berries do not get digested but instead they make their way smoothly...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Master that spelling: when to use the suffixes '-tion', '-sion' or '-cion'

The suffixes -tion and -sion are both used to create especially nouns from verbs to describe an action, process, practice, or the result thereof. They mainly of the same suffix -ion although we consider them individually for learning purposes. There is also a third version, -cion, but this only...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Benefits of good communication among teachers

As a teacher, one should be in a position to mould and equip students with knowledge that will help them be responsible people in future. When in this profession, a lot is needed to ensure learners get the best. One of these qualities is good communication among teachers. To be an effective...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Career choice: How to deal with parent-child clash

Last week, the Ministry of Education released the 2017 A-Level results. Out of 40,753 candidates who sat A-level exams in 2017, 89.55 per cent passed. This implies that a big number of candidates are now set to pursue a specific career path at tertiary level. However, the career choice often tends...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Motivate teachers to improve quality of education

The talk of education revolution will remain on paper if the primary stakeholders – teachers - remain less motivated. Policies can be made and a lot is said but once teachers, who are the primary implementers of those policies, are not well-motivated, we shall continue to churn out poor...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Incredible insects!

That sweet and sticky substance that we all love – at least a good majority – commonly called honey is actually bees’ vomit! This is not to put you off, but just so you know and also to prepare you to consider other foods that others consider delicacies. Last week we explored...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Why schools should encourage group learning

To enhance student learning both at lower and higher level, education experts believe that group learning is among the most effective strategies that ought to be employed. They say group work not only aids in participation of the entire lot, but also increases student understanding of content and...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00am

School Enterprise Challenge shaping young entrepreneurs

Clarisse Nzafashwanimana, is a Senor 5 student at Groupe Scolaire Masaka. She is doing Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM). She combines her studies with making knitted baby clothing (sweaters, caps and socks). She says the idea came when her school joined the School Enterprise Challenge....

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Use humor to enhance classroom ambience

Think back to the last time you laughed really hard. What were you doing? What triggered your laughter? What did it feel like to laugh that way? Laughter is such a genuine and authentic human reaction to finding something funny, and it’s also a way to feel enlivened and excited. Feeling...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00am

The right to efforts that promote health

Article 45 paragraph one of the Constitution of Rwanda says: “The State has the duty to mobilise the population for activities aimed at good health and to assist them in the realisation of those activities.” The activities or actions that are specifically linked to children’s...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Origins of ordinary things: Newspapers

Reading newspapers is one of the best ways to keep abreast with news around the world. As you flip through the pages, you learnt about how Rwanda came to be one of the cleanest cities in the world. You learn about new places to visit and about the events happening in neighbouring cities. Now news...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Stick to your revision plan

Dear counsellor , initially I used to fail mathematics and in fact almost started hating it. But later on I decided to spend my free time with our math teacher learning and he helped me a lot to improve. Since then I have been performing well but what discourages me is that my friends think that...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00am