Parenting

The Trouble called ‘Homework’!

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You are tired, deadbeat coming from work where of course on your way back you were stuck in horrendous traffic and then just as you are about to close your eyes for a well-deserved sleep, your kids come to you as their superhero dad/mum with their trouble called Homework. First of all, Let me say […]

Teaching

What if…?

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Nigeria is celebrating 58 years already. When I think about this and how far we have come and how far behind we still are, I am filled with many questions. There are so many things wrong and yet, we still hope that we will get them right somehow, someday. But if we can answer some […]

Teaching

The Dying Art of Storytelling.

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Terry Tempest Williams said “Storytelling is the oldest form of education.” Well, for those who were born in the 40’s, 50’s to the 80’s and even during the pre-colonial era, had the opportunity to listen to parents, grandparents and elders tell them stories about famous legends and folktales. It was a means of passing down […]

Teaching

Dear Teacher…

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I write to tell you how valued you are and how important you are. The children you teach may not say it enough, your employers may never say it and even the society may not applaud your efforts enough. I write to tell you what you do not often hear. YOU ARE VALUED AND IMPORTANT. The […]