A young boy, Emmanuel Amidu, a JSS2 student was flogged by his Mathematics teacher and he ended up dead! This sad and heart-wrenching news just broke, and though some affirm that the cane is not the way forward for disciplining, I am alarmed at the many of us who think the answer is arming schools … More Please stop using the came!
Were Bolanle and Ade suspended? Did they get punished? What disciplinary measures were taken by the school? Hmm… these were some of the important questions parents and educators asked about what happened with the incident I narrated two days ago. I must say right from the start that the school in question rarely suspends or … More I found a letter Part 2
Some people read Dr Maria Montessori Decalogue’s and say, ‘This is too easy!’ But is it really? Each rule says a lot about the heart of what Montessori education is and what it isn’t. A lot of us concentrate on the materials, as administrators providing the didactic materials is a priority, as teachers presenting the … More Dr Maria Montessori’s Decalogue 1
I asked a question today on the Facebook Group Montessori Nigeria Resources. Actually a member had asked me this question. My answer was for us to talk about this, but so many people responded I decided to start up a WhatsAp group to manage the surge… Guess what? We have 53 members and counting! Interested … More The Prepared Adult Series 3
One of the main problems we have as parents is not truly understanding the needs of our children. It is not uncommon for a parent to think that meeting their child’s basic needs only includes food, shelter and paying school fees. The more affluent ones will add a whole range of material goods to the … More What a child needs
In the first part of this post we covered a lot of things the Government needs to do in preparing the Teachers for the work at hand. It is important to also consider what we as teachers, educators and even parents need to do to prepare ourselves for the guidance and building of the next … More The Preparation of the Teacher 2
In the first part of How we Educate the Child for life, we looked at two different ways we may choose to educate our children, the autocratic and the authoritative styles. Please if you missed this post, click here to read through before proceeding so that you can understand where I am coming from. Though we … More How to Educate a Child for Life Part 2
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