Technology is changing and impacting the way we do things in everyday life and the classroom is no exception. Technology is removing the four walls of a classroom, providing easier access to wonderful content, enabling better collaboration by teachers across the world and providing more and more digital resources for schools, teachers and students. (more…)
Children born in the 21st Century are digital natives, to them using the Internet is as easy as breathing. They don’t need help, training or instructions when it comes to using mobile phones, tablets or digital assistants like Alexa and Siri. Technology powers their world. (more…)
I decided to check on my little cousins last weekend as I haven’t seen them in a long time. Before then, their mom had engaged me severally on what to do with the kids this long holiday and each time I raised the extracurricular topic, she was indifferent about it. (more…)
Summer holiday equals play time with a capital P. But play doesnt always mean that a child is not learning. Experts say its important not to allow “brain slump” during the long summer holidays but does this have to mean little or no play?? So an important question for parents this summer is “How to Ensure Your Child Plays, Have Fun and Learns this Summer? (more…)
The children are on summer break , they are going to be spending a lot more unsupervised time at home with nannies, domestic helps, drivers, uncles, aunties and cousins. Have you spoken to them about sex education and protecting their bodies (more…)
School is out, and summer holiday is here. Teachers and students are rejoicing while parents are almost indifferent about it . Lol. It’s probably time for parents to feel exactly what teachers feel; like how do you keep children busy for two months and still remain sane?
Have you made plans for the summer holiday? If you haven’t , then you probably might be planning towards having your children glued to smartphones and TVs, binging on Netflix, or just mindlessly playing video games for hours on end.
Yes, school is finally out and the summer holidays are here. My 10yr old son is over the moon because he imagines he will sleep any time he wants, watch TV all day and do anything he wants. I laugh in “latin” – because that is far from the truth.
My friend’s 15yr old son who has just finished his IGSCE is doing an internship with my office. Like the doting mother she is, she decided to drop him off at work and pick him every day. This wouldn’t be a problem if the internship was just for a couple of days or if Lagos was a congestion free state.
Reality quickly set in that as much as she loves her son, cares deeply for his safety and worries about his inexperience of the streets of Lagos, it was not a sustainable option. She decided that PT (Public Transport) was the way forward. Did I hear you gasp? Yes, PT!
The adventure begins.
Recently, I have observed that my neighbour’s daughter doesn’t seem to care about red flags in her report sheet and her mother is constantly addressing the issue usually with screams and threats. The other time, she didn’t open her home work throughout the day and later in the day I heard her mother screaming as usual with various threats.
This “aproko” thing isn’t my thing honestly lol but that day I felt the urge to go knock but I don’t want to receive that hot Yoruba slap lol.