Effective Strategies for Teaching: Free Webinar!

It's the beginning of another school year! Come learn a few more things that will help you spark up positive vibes and enhance your teaching performance this year. The topic for our first webinar is...

Dear teachers, it is time to teach differently

We have just witnessed a tumultuous and important moment in Nigeria. For the first time in a long time, youth all over the nation kept aside religious and tribal differences and were united in...

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...

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...

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...

Teacher Truth Nobody Tells You

First published on Medium, March 13th, 2018 I am looking at this picture taken by one of my favourite kids in school today and I can’t help but think about how this is all I’d...

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...

Literature Awakens and Empowers

First published on Medium, February 23rd, 2018   “I’m not sure why people are so surprised that the students are rising up — we’ve been feeding them a steady diet of dystopian literature showing teens leading the charge...

Teacher Proud Moments: 14 year old on Things Fall Apart

My 9th graders and I spent the last months of the 2017-2018 school year studying two texts: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. They found the latter...

Abduction in Nigerian Schools: Where is the rage?

First published on Medium, Mar 26, 2018 March For Our Lives is a student-led protest against school shootings, pushing for gun control in America. The picture above, taken on the day of the protest, is of Brittany,...

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