WAYS TO TEACH CHILDREN TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS #igslekki #lekkischools #entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurism and children are such an excellent match. It’s something that comes naturally to them. They fantasize a lot about getting things for themselves in the future and sometimes create a world of their own.

In the next couple of days, let’s share from these lessons on how to improve the confidence level of our children and help them create successful lives through entrepreneurial opportunities and education.

To be continued

BUILDING TRUST AND LIKENESS #igslekki

If you’re trusted and liked by your pupils, your classroom becomes a loving and beautiful place where your pupils look forward to being part of everyday process. This is a plus for every teacher because it helps in everything you do with your pupils and your work becomes easier for you.

How do you do this?

Begin by showing and telling them how much you appreciate them and how much you love being their teacher. Children respond to love from their teachers and they’re easily motivated when they are loved.

Let them know that you understand the pressure that they face and how they constantly stretch themselves to become better. Make them know you enjoy being their teacher. Don’t be seen as the “big bad wolf.” Be reachable. Make them feel valuable, always.

Don’t be quick to condemn your pupils. Always be kind and affectionate but be firm in your approach. Constantly see the good in them irrespective of their characters. You can reward good performances with star stickers. As you do this, it pulls them into more, within the scope of your influence, building trust and confidence in you.

YOUR WORDS CAN INSPIRE. #igslekki

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.

BENEFITS OF PLAY #igslekki #lekkischools

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.

THE FOUNDER #igslekki #gsat10 #igs10thanniversary

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​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.

​INTERNATIONAL DATES: World Day Against Child Labour 

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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