November 2019

The A-Z of Life, Success and Failure: What You Need to Know as a Teacher

Life is not a bed of rose. It is full of ups and downs. It is tricky. Yet in the midst of it, we achieve success here and there. This is why life is also fun. Here are nuggets about life, success and failure derived and composed from my experience as an Innovative Teacher having been an average teacher in the previous years. It is the summary of my journey… Read More »The A-Z of Life, Success and Failure: What You Need to Know as a Teacher

Why Every Teacher Must Be A Writer

In 2017, I published my first book, Write to Stardom. By the end of that year, I published another one, The A-Z of Effective Teaching. If I can reach the people through writing, if I can run a side business through writing, if I can make a name for myself through writing, any other teacher can. In 2018, I didn’t publish any book. I went into hibernation. In 2019, I… Read More »Why Every Teacher Must Be A Writer

Why You Need to Have the Right Attitude to Work – Monday Motivation

“So please, do yourself a favour and stop thinking of your job as something that is dragging you down. Instead, think of your nine to five as your partner that is holding you up until the time is right to shut the door.” Source: richdadadvisors.com (Robert Kiyosaki) I talked about this in my book The Power of Attitude in Teaching. Everything is all about perspective (Attitude). You can see where… Read More »Why You Need to Have the Right Attitude to Work – Monday Motivation

How To Get Easily Noticed And Achieve Greatness As A Teacher or Whatever You Do

I once went for a job interview and the message read that we should come with our curriculum vitae. I had learned in a seminar that we should spiral bind our CV in a colourful brand when attending interviews. I, therefore, utilized that information and went with a spiral-bound CV. The first thing the interviewer noticed was that my CV was different. She confessed that she loved it because it… Read More »How To Get Easily Noticed And Achieve Greatness As A Teacher or Whatever You Do

11 Phrases to Help Students Believe in Themselves

Have you ever found yourself having students who do not believe in themselves?   Maybe you have students who know but don’t know that they know?   Or you think and believe a student can do better than he is doing?   Or you just want your students to believe in their self?   Do you know that one way to help students believe in their self is by repeatedly… Read More »11 Phrases to Help Students Believe in Themselves

How to Win The Heart of Your Employer This New Session – Part 2

In part 1 of this post, I did mention that one of the best and costliest means to win the heart of your boss in this new session is to buy land in his/her head. By that, I meant you should ask for his/her vision for the school, what his goal for the school is. Let me mention here that, in my almost ten years in this profession at different… Read More »How to Win The Heart of Your Employer This New Session – Part 2

How to Win The Heart of Your Employer This New Session – Part 1

So you have resumed the new session. Work has started as it was the last session. Your always nagging boss has picked up his/her nagging from where she left it last session. You too, the always grumbling employee has resumed to your never-minding class. You both resumed with no difference in attitude. Don’t you think you need to win the heart of your principal? There are many benefits accrued to… Read More »How to Win The Heart of Your Employer This New Session – Part 1

How to Help Students Build Self Esteem

Ade is in Basic 4. He is in doing pretty well even though everybody knows he can do better. The problem of Ade is not lack of understanding concepts. His is the inability to articulate his answers before the class. When at home, Ade play, talks, displays anyhow and even recollects everything he learns in school earlier. But when in school, he keeps mute, solitary and quiet. Does this sound… Read More »How to Help Students Build Self Esteem

How To Make The Best Out of the Second Half of the Term

It is the second half of the first term and by this, you have about 5 weeks before the 2-3 weeks December-January vacation. Between now and the vacation week, you have final tests to conduct, the revision to be done, exam to be conducted, not forgetting the remaining one or two topics to teach from the diary of work. If you are in a government school, you will also likely… Read More »How To Make The Best Out of the Second Half of the Term

How I Survived 12 Basic Six Students Who Could Not Read and Prepared Them for Exam – Part 2

I have established in my last article that the very first thing I did to survive the 12 Basic six students was to help myself. I helped myself so that I could help the students. I did also establish that life is about 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it. In this article, I will take you through the 5 things I did… Read More »How I Survived 12 Basic Six Students Who Could Not Read and Prepared Them for Exam – Part 2