Building A Great Relationship With Your Students

I love making posts like this because I've learned teaching is nothing if you have no relationship with your students.  So two days ago, a boy in my English class told me he likes this...

A Quick Guide to Teaching Kids to Write

As teachers of language and literature, we've all had those frustrating moments grading our students' creative writing pieces and swallowing huge chunks of patience so you don't squeeze all the damn scripts and toss...

Seven Facts About Zainab Atobatele Abdulrasheed, 2018 Winner of TFCN Teacher Prize for Literature

Atobatele Zainab is the inaugural winner of Teach for Change Nigeria (TFCN) Teacher Prize for Literature She is 29 years old and passionate about teaching and mentoring young people. Her love for...

2018 Winner of TFCN Teacher Prize for Literature

We are delighted to announce that Atobatele Zainab Abdulrasheed is the inaugural winner of Teach for Change Nigeria (TFCN) Teacher Prize for Literature.  Being the first year, we received a small amount of applications...

Learning Outside the Classroom!

We are learning about the prehistoric period in my Social Studies class and after series of lessons on artifacts, fossils, archaeology, anthropology and the stages of early human development, I decided to plan an...

Reflections and Why They Matter

Just like we sometimes find ourselves thinking about what we have done and how we can be better, it's also important to incorporate the idea of reflection into our lessons. This could be done...

On Lonely Days by Bayo Adebowale – A Teacher’s Guide

Download A Teacher's Guide On Bayo Adebowale's Lonely Days here. Set in the western part of Nigeria, Lonely Days by Bayo Adebowale tells the story of a widow, Yaremi and the ordeals she faces in...

WHY IS EVERYONE SO SAD?

So on this day, I was standing before my 7th grade class, a marker in hand and a wide smile on my face. Pointing to the board, I explained our daily routine while waiting...

Turning The New Nike ‘Just Do It’ Ad Into A Classroom Lesson

I stumbled on the 'Just Do It' Nike commercial on Instagram and after watching it almost a million times, I knew I had to share it with my 7th grade class who are currently...

Being A Strategic Teacher

First published on Medium, February 12th, 2018 My absolute favourite thing about the American system of education is that they have got a name for everything: Think Pair Share for when students are supposed to...

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