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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

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

How I Survived 12 Basic Six Students Who Could Not Read and Prepared Them for Exam – Part 1

How I Survived 12 Basic Six Pupils Who Could Not Read and Prepared Them For Entrance Exam. Have you ever taught a Basic 4 student who could not read well? What was the feeling? How did you cope? As a teacher of almost a decade, one of the things I dread most is teaching students who cannot read well especially a basic three and above student. It is tiring as… Read More »How I Survived 12 Basic Six Students Who Could Not Read and Prepared Them for Exam – Part 1

5 Simple Tips To Achieve What You Want in Life as a Teacher

Help others to achieve what they want. “You can get anything you want by helping enough people to get what they want” Zig Ziglar Focus on what you want and not what you do not have. “When you complain about what you don’t have, you have more of what you don’t have” – Anonymous Relate with people base on what you can offer and not what you can gain. “Don’t… Read More »5 Simple Tips To Achieve What You Want in Life as a Teacher

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 saying some positive words… Read More »11 Phrases to Help Students Believe in Themselves