Kenya’s curriculum requires that a student going through the 12 years of basic education learns English and Kiswahili every single school day. How is it then that at these language subjects are usually the worst performed during the national exams?
Every week, we share some of our experiences and views on education. Globally, and in Kenya.
Teachers are like a bank account. If you do a lot of deposits it will grow fat. But if you make regular withdrawals without replenishing, it will go dry. If we don’t invest in them they are likely to deteriorate in value. In this article, I provide you with some tips on how to do just that.
The best way to find direction for the future, is by looking at the past. In our blog series: “Pioneers in Digital Learning”, we take a look at the history of the recent 100 year old wave of educational technology.
Looking previous years Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam data, Mathematics is the worst performed subject. Zach discusses some ways in which students can prepare themselves to avoid failing.
Growing up in Belgium, I was exposed to a different education system than in Kenya. In this article I talk about my experience from secondary education up, and how that shaped my thinking on education today.
Kiswahili or Swahili as may be known to many, is a language widely spoken across East Africa. It is the first or the second language to most Kenyans and also the country’s official language. Question is, how do we teach it? In this article I discuss with a longtime friend and teacher.
We look at the Arts as something recreational, not that hard and could as well be done by anybody at any time. This is a mistake and we know this from what science people do on karaoke nights.
Technology has the power to transform. Developing countries especially have the most to gain from technology because it helps them leap ahead at a fast rate. Read how Elewa is making education inclusive and accessible using the power of technology.
Having been a teacher for at least five years and taught in different parts of the country, Limo has realised that students often suffer from being misunderstood. He faced it himself and as a teacher, he’s seen it first hand and has perspective on how it happens.
Growing up, Mary had dreams of being an air hostess but at some point, she found her calling in teaching. “Teaching is one of those experiences you do not want to forget”, she says. But then she’s no longer teaching. So what does she think about it?