Classroom

How to get quiet students to participate in small group discussions

Students who don’t carry their weight in a group continue to be a big concern for faculties that use groups and students who participate in them. Most often instructors and students assume that these students are lazy and happy that they’ve landed in the group with others willing to do...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:22pm

Do not wait to be spoon-fed

Dear Counsellor, This term, our economics teacher has been absent most of the time. Of late, she has resorted to distributing notes in class and assigning us to discuss the topics in groups. Although she explained that she has been feeling unwell and needs enough rest, we feel cheated of our...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:15pm

Smart classroom project gathers momentum

The Ministry of Education has challenged secondary schools to fast-track a new model of smart classroom in a fresh bid to raise the quality of education. The initiative, which seeks to equip schools with computers and access to internet, is premised on the belief that ICT is a tool which will...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:55am

Adopt a liberal classroom to boost performance

As we reminisce on our day of liberation, I can’t help but reflect on its materiality in education. Have you ever wondered why toddlers are filled with excitement to go to school and will grab a pen and a book whenever an opportunity arises to doodle unceasingly? What then makes them hate...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:27pm

Classroom practices that enhance learning

To assume that any two classrooms are similar is an incredible misjudgement. Even in the same classroom, a teacher may experience different vibes on different days irrespective of how long they have taught the class and their experience in teaching. Nevertheless, there are classroom practices that...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:41pm

Improve classroom practice using peer-to-peer observations

Being observed in the classroom can rattle any teacher’s nerves. But, teacher observations that serve as vehicles for professional growth, rather than performance evaluations, have multiple benefits to teachers, administrators, and the school at large. In spite of the fact that peer-to-peer...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:19pm

A ‘stiff classroom’ can limit a student’s creativity

If you take a walk around any school in the early hours of the day, or late evening, especially at higher institutions of learning that offer evening programmes, you can notice the ‘stiff’ nature of some teachers. The silence during class hours at some of these schools does not suggest...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 9:45pm

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