As a parent, your words go a long way in encouraging or discouraging your child.
As a teacher, positive words inspire and are constructive, while negative words discourage and demoralise a pupil.
Your words have profound effect on the attitude and behaviour of your child. Telling your pupils you believe in them and that they can do better with their studies can inspire them to try harder. If a child thinks that his teacher believes he can learn and be good at any subject, that child will feel proud and be ready to improve in his school work. Children desperately need someone to believe in their worth and encourage them to try harder and do their best.
As educators we strive to discover each child’s strength, by doing so we are helping our children discover themselves and also to believe in their abilities.
Always think and stop before saying something degrading to a child.
In every successful class, one of the secrets of achieving your desired result for your pupils is to create a learning experience that they love being part of.
One of the easiest ways of doing this is by infusing the element of the practicals, which creates opportunities for your pupils to PLAY.
Play, on its own, is a form of interaction because it helps in developing one’s creativity more than any other method of teaching. It has a way of pulling pupils into a state of flow, of what is being taught. It also goes a long way to calm the nerves, control anxiety or even eradicate fear from your pupils.
Take for example, a mother who is preparing her shy daughter for a school presentation; introduces a method of asking her to mimic her favourite cartoon character and at the same time recite the lines of her presentation. At the end of the day, she did not only get the lines, she enjoyed herself as well.
Play helps them to become part of what they are learning. Once it’s done in a class room setting with clearly defined boundaries, it allows you ask virtually anything of your class. Always get your pupils up and moving by asking them to demonstrate what you are teaching. This is the “practical” mentioned earlier. By doing this, it will be difficult for them to forget what is being taught.
Finally, try as much as possible to always keep your pupils busy with this method because it would help in keeping them fresh and intrinsically motivated and prepared for higher-level activities.
Mrs. Omobolanle Oluremilekun Olubunmi was the founder and Executive Director of lmperial Gate School.
She started her career as a teacher in Corona School, Victoria Island in 1994 and rose to become the Deputy Head in Victoria Island School and Head Teacher of Corona School Apapa. In September 2003, she became the Head Teacher of Corona School, Ikoyi, a position she held until her resignation in July 2007.
Her commitment to high quality and wholesome education for children goes beyond the confines of the classroom and the margins of school walls. What started for her as a simple love and desire to help as many children as possible maximise their potentials and fulfil their destiny culminated in the realisation of this great and wonderful journey called Imperial Gate School.
The idea of establishing Imperial Gate School was nursed for many years and finally birthed in 2007 as an institution that will provide the platform for every child to release all the potentials within.
She functioned as the Executive Director of the school from inception to February, 2010. She was an epitome of excellence. She set the stage for high academic and ethical standards and made the first footprint of excellence which has become the IGS brand.
Praise / Thanksgiving Day in celebration of our 10th Anniversary.
The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organisation (ILO) sanctioned holiday first lunched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. It was spurred by ratifications of ILO Convention on the minimum age of employment and on the worst forms of child labour.
The World Day Against Child Labour, which is held every year on June 12, is intended to foster worldwide movement against child labour in any of its forms.
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To provide a secure attainment of intestinal fortitude and right attitude capable of helping children navigate their life successfully
To provide sound formal and informal education where all children can grow intellectually
To develop good working habits and consideration for others whilst promoting caring and co-operative attitudes