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Teach for Change Nigeria (TFCN) Teacher Prize for Literature

Teach for Change Nigeria (TFCN) is an educational initiative borne out of the need to address the problems of teaching Literature in Nigerian secondary schools and the lack of relevant instructional materials for teaching....

Fire Up Your Poetry Class With Some Slam: Final Part — Revising and Performing

Hey people! This is last on our poetry series. I hope it’s been worth the while. We continue from the last post. What comes next after the students are done writing their poem? Find out!...

Fire Up Your Poetry Class With Some Slam : Part 2— Writing

Still on our poetry lessons! The previous post provided you with the necessary steps needed in the brainstorming session. So now that you have awakened your students’ spirits and ideas, it is time to launch them...

Fire Up Your Poetry Class With Some Slam! Part I: Gallery Walk

Hey people! I had given six tricks to teaching poetry on a previous post and the last one was Bring Back the Fun — Poetry Slam! Yes, today’s post will be providing you with steps on how to...

Teaching Poetry And Lost For Ideas? Gotcha!

Hey Fam! Been a minute! The school year is coming to an end and for some (like me!), we are already two weeks into summer vacation! So, teachers, what is your plan for the...

Letters From A Famous Author!

Last school year, my middle school students and I read the novel, A Long Walk to Water and some of our pre-reading activities included making predictions on what the text would be about based...

Back to School Activities: What would you do if you had a magic wand?

To set the tone for the school year right, I started off by asking my students to write a two paragraph response to the prompt: what would you do if you had a magic...

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