(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
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?
Someone asked a very important question about why parents may not like Montessori schools which is resulting in some Montessori schools actually dropping everything Montessori and going traditional! I could therefore think and name this article “In Defence of Montessori”. But I am well aware that if truth be told Montessori as a method of … More Montessori for Parents
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
This is a plea to Parents and Educators, all adults at large: Stop usining the cane as a form of discipline. I cannot even believe the extent that this evil has invaded our lives. I am so angry that defenseless children are continuously being invaded and abused daily. Yet some of us have the gull … More Stop using the cane 1
Since a lot of us are running Summer School and Summer Camps around the country and indeed the world I have been posting a few old and new tips for my Facebook Montessori Group: Montessori Nigeria Resources (For Parents and Teachers). I thought it would also be a great idea to quickly add online before … More Summer School Reloaded
Child Development- 3 Montessori-Inspired Baby Care Tips Educating a child starts at birth and not on the first day of school. Since one of the first things that got my attention with the Montessori Method was the deep understanding of the child, I have started my posts about child development with the infant – How … More 3 Montessori Inspired Baby Care Tips
Have you ever felt helpless with your one-month-old baby, unsure of what to do to help her grow and maximize her use of her time awake each day? Or are we so consumed with bathing, feeding and making sure the baby is comfortable and not crying that we totally miss the God given opportunities … More Child Development – How to help your baby
When a child is born the first means of learning open to the child is through the senses. To think that a child begins to learn when you take them to school is not a realistic concept. If this were true then how come a baby born helpless learns to sit at three months, crawls … More How Children Learn