Teaching students whose motivation levels are in a winter season somewhere in Scandinavian countries is not a walk in the park. A story from a person dreading his mathematics teacher, that then became one himself. Karma is real!
Every week, we share some of our experiences and views on education. Globally, and in Kenya.
Students are not taught to communicate and express their ideas. KCSE puts emphasis on the technicalities of English and Kiswahili rather than on being able to use the language and to communicate. Yet communication is most important for the students lives. Why then, are we not teaching it?
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.
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.
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.