Please can you help me understand why you think that the cane is the right way to instill discipline and obedience in the child. You say that you were not maimed or killed by your parent’s use of the cane. You claim that no child has been killed by being beaten, you say that those … More Using the Cane for Discipline Purposes Has to Stop
Montessori Materials are so special, in fact they are unique. I am always touched by both adults and children who have a strong reaction and bond with these uniquely engaging items commonly known as Montessori Materials. They are beautifully crafted with care when properly made. They are not usually made of different colours. I decided … More These Unique Montessori Materials
One of the most apparent facts about Montessori is that it’s benefits are vastly overlooked, but more so Montessori Mathematics. If you are unaware of the fact that the founder of this method of education was Italy’s first female medical doctor, then please take note now. Add to this, the fact that as she studied … More Montessori Mathematics Facts
(Photograph from The Vanguard News) There is a cancer in the sector and we need to face it. Anne Lemott an American writer once said “Hope begins in the dark. The stubborn hope that if you just show up, and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work. … More Keep Hope for our Education Sector Alive
One thing that stood out about Jude Ashiedu’s class on The Role of Technology in Special Needs Education was the linking thread that he wove throughout the session of providing resources that enables the child to be independent and self-sufficient as best as we can with the use of technology in our classrooms. I loved … More Technology and the Special Needs Child
A 13-year-old boy Zubiru Yusha’u from Gombe State in Nigeria, purportedly stole a phone. His proprietor tied him up and left him in the sun. By the time he was released, his hands were swollen and infected. He was taken to the hospital and the end result was that his hands, both had to be … More Discipline, punishment and abuse.
The Montessori method of educating a child does not cease in its ability to amaze me and prove to me over and over again that it is the best way to help our children learn to live in proper control of their lives on earth. As adults, we are sometimes under the illusion that we … More Are our children in control of their lives?
Yoruba language and culture has been mandated to be used in all Lagos State schools from now on! What an interesting week it has been. Some of us have been angry, shocked, scared and every emotion above and below has been expressed. And rightly so, not too many of us are smiling. Why? To tell … More Is Yoruba Language and Culture on trial
Funny question right? Of course children have rights! Nigerian children have rights. Just as every human being has rights so does the child. But I ask this question with a heavy heart. Why? Well, the truth is no one really takes time out to consider this seriously. We may sometimes look at this from the … More Do children have rights?
Stop using the cane! 2 Wow! What a contentious issue. I am so glad we are having this discussion. I respect that a lot of people strongly feel that from the Biblical point of view, using the cane is acceptable. Some of us feel that doing away with the cane as a means of … More Stop using the cane! 2