Good evening once again,

I prefer to say my preamble through this media,

I want to acknowledge the effort of scholars both home and abroad on this platform for their effort for the past one year.

I want to specially acknowledge the anchor of this great program in the person of *Mr Odetola Ebenezer Israel*,

Without any iota of exaggeration, the young man by my rating of this particular platform *Creative Minded Educators* (CME) is the busiest platform in Nigeria.
And from all indications, I am convinced that the stage for continuous professional learning is set in Nigeria.

The environment is now enabling, with the help of this platform and other platforms,
Educators and trainers are in place and of course the time is right because the advocacy on training and retraining and professional development is uninterrupted.

The fundamental question is; are we ready to key into this development and this opportunity by investing on ourselves,
Our teachers and caregivers?

I would confirm and reconfirm this answer on the *17th of February, 2018*,
At *Supreme Education Foundation School*,
*Number 23, Emmanuel Keshi road Magodo, GRA, Lagos State, Nigeria*

Thank you.
🤝

 

Do you know that, all children are born geniuses and we spend the first six years of their lives degeniusing them
This is a food for thought for teachers,categivers and parents in the house

I am compelled to make reference to the Holy Bible in Romans 10:17 ” Faith comes from hearing the message and the message is heard through the word about Christ (NIV, 2011)
I was told that Quran semblance to the Bible quotes above is ” search for knowledge where it can be found, even if it is CHINA ”
CHINA WAS THE FARTHEST PLACE THEN, and Muslim brothers and sisters were mandated to search for knowledge up to the city of CHINA

I have a corrolary to both quotes and re produced thus :
Fowowe’corrolary : I believe all behaviours are LEARNT, including how to use cutlleries ,browse, dress well etc and that learning comes from reading wide from COACHES,MENTORS, many literatures on different topics and especially these days, from, PLATFORMS, ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSIONS, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS CONFERENCES etc

 

ACTIVITY 1 FOR TODAY :

Read the following and react .

The world itself is moving fast, in fact at a break necks speed, just before we continue, let’s ponder over the following

 

* Parent 1 : my audio tapes are no longer serving any purpose .people now talk of cds and of downloading music from the internet
*Parent 2: our children no longer write letters. They send you what they call SMS from their cell phones, and to their peers, they even send something called email,whathap,instagam etc
*Parent 3: You are talking of email, whshap and contemporary, don’t you know that shops are now talking of E commerce ,E banking and even ministries of E government. By 2019, votes will be done electronically (E votes)

*CAN WE LIST OTHET DAZZLING CHANGES WE HAVE NOTICED IN THE WORLD AROUND US ESPECIALLY IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING INDUSTRY?
The floor is open to responses please

 

RESPONSES

Children are more confrontational.

Teachers are stifling children’s creativity.

Children’s play time reduced

Parents are not patient

Schools unable to communicate research based appropriate practices
Schools sacrificing best practices for parental demands

Use of interactive board

From platform 9

Introduction of interactive boards

Intended robotic teaching

 

From platform 6

E-learning, taking assignments online

From platform 12

Instructional technology…

Exams are done with computers (CBT)

 

Assignment are done and submitted thru the net

Results in some primary schools are checked online

Our public secondary schools give students printed report sheet

All from platform 2

The use of dojo for classroom activities

Like teachers using tablet to teach the stundent

Pupils now have access to the internet unlike our days

Interactive whiteboards and so on

Use of instructional materials,display board

E-reward charts

All from platform 7

 

FROM MR FOWOWE
The Concept of Teachingneering explained ….

Teachingneering, a new concept, coined by the current presenter, Fowowe S S,, means the manipulation of pedagogical processes that ensures learning really takes place in learners, no matter the circumstances.

It equally ensures that all energies are dissapidated to make learners learn and make them life long learners without any constraints..

I am impressed by the contributions of members…. Certainly tonight, one platform must win my prize for the largest and highest contribution

Teachineering de emphasizes academic qualifications. As much as having academic qualifications like NCE, BED, PGE etc is a prerequisite to be tagged qualified teacher in Nigeria, possessing it does not make one a qualified a “professional” in the real sense of it!
Just like belonging to a particular profession does not automatically guarantees that the service one provides is a professional one.

Knowing fully well that, the current classrooms contains the future PRESIDENTS, GOVERNORS, SENATORS, PROVOSTS, RECTORS, VICE CHANCELLORS etc and therefore becomes imperative to X-ray satisfactorily viz-a biz, some 21c pedagogical skills that teachers and caregivers need to take these future leaders to the eldorado..
Permit me to reiterate this that, not every individual can teach, but every individual gives information directly or indirectly to someone, depending on the audience he is exposed to..

A professional teacher is therefore somebody who professes teachineering, among other important things..somebody who starts the day we’ll and everyday of the week, who uses learners’. personal information in helping the child reach his or her full potentials.
He takes responsibility for his learner’s result and take charge of his classroom like his homefront, and pride in the process and product variables

Teachers embracing teachineering become passionate, positive and enthusiastic about their work, ready at all times to embrace change, take special interest in every child and treat their students with courtesy and respect.
The skills needed to keep learners’ attention by ALL MEANS, when facilitating learning IN and at OUTDOOR activities is captured in TEACHINEERING

Teachineeing encompasses the responsibility to create achievment for every child in the school irrespective of their sociology economic background. Nothing at all should be allowed to endanger the relationship with their students.

Teachineering and those that embrace its process, keep up to date with the assessment, marking and grading of learners’ tasks.
The story below will suffice our argument about HOW PASSIONATE TEACHERS SHOULD BEHAVE ….READ AND SHARE WHAT STANDS FOR YOU

True Life Story:

When I was in primary school, I used to be very dull – always coming last in the class, always scoring zero. The punishment in those days was almost unbearable as the teacher, in addition to the flogging, would always ask my fellow students to form a circle round me and sing very derogatory and demeaning songs for me. School life in those days was a hell of an experience for me and the encounters were always seriously disgracing and embarrassing.
One day, I decided to put an end to these bitter scenarios and on that particular Friday, upon arrival from the school, I took my time to really study hard. Deep in my heart, I was resolute to put an end to these dullard songs and terrible floggings once and for all. Never again will they have cause to sing dullard song for me. Never! I resolutely promised myself with great determination and zeal.
Then came Monday and all the students were being called one after the other to come and read the passage on the chalkboard. It was soon my turn and as the teacher called my name; I quickly recited the whole passage to myself to be double sure. Satisfied that I have mastered the passage convincingly, I marched confidently to the chalkboard. Unfortunately for me however, I needed to collect the long ruler from the teacher and that was it! The teacher shouted at me, called me terrible dullard names and with loud disgusting remarks, she handed the long ruler to me, with prediction that I was going to get it all wrong again.
Immediately, I went blank! I got to the chalkboard, pointed the ruler to the first word but no sound came out of my mouth. I literally forgot everything that I have taken a whole weekend to study. As I stood transfixed to the chalkboard, the long ruler shaking terribly in my shivering hands, so many thoughts rammed into my brain: if only I didn’t have to come in contact with this teacher before coming to the chalkboard; if only she didn’t shout so loudly and so fearfully as to drain all my confidence and courage away; if only I didn’t have to collect the long ruler from her; if only she had shown a little faith in me, a little confidence, a little encouragement; if only.. if only,..
I stood there, the shaking ruler in my hands, hot tears streaming uncontrollably down my cheeks. I felt completely frustrated. I have let down my parents (I have promised them I was going to break the jinx that day); I have let down my elder sisters (who took the pain to put me through all the weekend); I have let down myself. Then the songs started. I was left alone in the ring formed by jeering and clapping students and teacher. I was made to shamefully dance, amidst tears and intense pain to the dullard songs again! I wept. I wept very bitterly. I can still remember that incident today as if it happened just yesterday. The weeping was not just because of the songs and the floggings, but as a result of a deeper scourge, an inner feeling that I didn’t deserve that treatment that day.
Since that fateful day however, I stopped trying. After all, the best of my efforts have not been rewarded and compensated accordingly, I resigned to fate and adjusted to floggings and beatings. Those treatments did not seem to affect me anymore than a toddler beating an elephant with straw! I have developed very thick elephant skin. I was in a world of my own afterwards; completely detached from any active classroom experience. I wasn’t gaining a hoot from the class; I wasn’t making my contribution; I wasn’t affecting anybody and nobody was affecting me. I was always looking forward to 2pm for the sound of the closing bell when I would really be free from the prison called school, where the teachers were wardens and my uniform, prisoner’s uniform! As I kept moving upwards into higher classes, the situation dragged on, deteriorating really, every other term. I knew I was bound to drop out someday…
Then a new teacher was transferred to our school. He was to handle my class. After getting used to us for about two weeks (which I later learnt he spent in studying all of us individually), he gave us first his first assignment -that we should bring flowers to the school the following day to be used as teaching aids. As usual, I didn’t take any flower to the school the following day, I was expecting the usual treatment – dullard songs and floggings… But no! This teacher was different. No songs, no flogging, only insistence that I should go back home and bring my own flower. Since I was always welcoming any opportunity to ‘escape’ from the prison no matter how short-lived, I enthusiastically jumped out and some moment later, I was back to the classroom with my own flowers. Then it happened! The event that transformed my entire career!
The teacher looked at me, then at the flowers and announced to the class that my flower was the best in the class that day. So, they should clap for me. Me? Clap for me? It has never happened before. It was a dream too real to be true as thunderous round of applause filled the air, FOR ME! So, there is anything in me, anything I can do that will attract more dullard songs and floggings? The teacher did not stop there, he used my flowers to demonstrate in the class that fateful day.
Up till today, I am not too sure whether my flower was actually the best, I guessed he used the gesture to encourage me and bring me back to the class’, not as if all that mattered to me that day, all that mattered was that I was clapped for, not jeered at; celebrated, not embarrassed and that was the singular event that changed my academic career up till today. I just loved this new teacher. He was completely different from others that have handled me right from Primary One. He loved the children passionately. He reached out to our very hearts and we were all endeared to him – the brilliant and dull ones alike, He broke the wall between us. We all felt like human beings in his presence. He turned the school environment from prison yard to Christmas party for me. His passion was obvious and contagious. I became active again. I participated fully in the class knowing full well that even if I miss the point, he would not crush my spirit.
With new interest in him. I had renewed interest in the subjects he taught me and subsequently in all the school activities. The real me came out! The giant in me was unleashed! The potentials were exhumed! By the end of that term, I moved from the last position in the class to second position in the class! Though the sudden transformation sounded incredible but it was true. That is my true life story. Till I left primary school, I didn’t score any position less than second. I became unstoppable, and though it was not the norm in those days, by the time I got to Primary Five, all the teachers in the school concluded that I was too brilliant to pass through Primary Six. I wrote common entrance examination when I was in Primary Five, the first of its kind in my area in those days and when the result was released, I took 9th position out of hundreds of candidate that wrote the examination in the local government!
(Culled from The passionate Teacher, Adebare Egunjobi)

Reflection : what stands for you in this story?

 

How true is the above inscription ?
Show the relationship between the inscription above and the the story just read
Teachineering encourages the above belief and promote activities that facilitate learning in small doses

 

 

 

 

Pertinent Question !

 

As said earlier, the current classroom contains the future presidents, governors, ministers, commissioners, law makers at different levels, Vice-Chancellors, provost, Rectors that will administer our affairs in the nearest future and by extension, those that will rule our children and grandchildren and therefore imperative to xray satisfactorily, those that teach the current learners at various educational levels in Nigeria (Crèche to University).

If the outcry going on in the country about the quality of teachers and caregivers is to be honoured, then there is shortage of quality teachers to teach the teeming population of those in need of quality education?

 

What do we do to those that can not fit in?

DO WE SACK THEM TO ENSURE QUALITY TEACHING ?

 

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General Principles of Good Teaching

 

The good relationship between teacher and learners is so important that any compromise of any nature may lead to classroom disorder. To avoid disorders, some principles that guide good teaching are suggested here:

Recognition of individual differences: As classroom teachers, we should recognize the fact that no two persons are the same. Close examination of two leaves from the same plant will throw more light on this principle as the leaves have different features that distinct them.

Similarly, the children/pupils under the teacher are different in terms of mental capability (Genius or fast learners; Mediocre or slow or backward learners), social comportment (introvert and extrovert), physical appearance and emotional feelings. Thus, we should avoid the practice of lumping them together in our efforts to teach.

Identification of pupils needs: The pupils’ previous knowledge of the subject/topic to be taught must always be considered. The knowledge of the facts and figures will assist him to help the pupils to learn effectively as irrelevant and unnecessary areas will be avoided while important and inevitable aspects will be included during the course of the classroom activities .With a good knowledge of the pupils’ needs; a teacher will be able to work to point.

Ability to arouse interest and maintaining it:
In as much as a teacher cannot teach in an empty classroom or a classroom with just the desks and benches, it then becomes imperative for a teacher to ensure the pupils’ readiness and preparedness to learn before teaching. A good teacher should be able to arouse the interest of his pupils and take them along in his teaching. The heart, head and hand of the pupils should be prepared prior to any classroom activity.

 

Ensuring a democratic teaching/learning environment: Teaching/learning can only strive well in a democratic environment where teacher and pupils interact and relate freely. The classroom environment should be made conducive for both the pupils and the teachers to share knowledge and ideas freely without any form of intimidation or coercion.
Questions should be distributed among pupils evenly without any trace of partiality or favoritism. Pupils should be given equal opportunities to participate in the classroom activities. This ensures high sense of belonging on the parts of the pupils, hence, their willingness and readiness to be fully involved in the classroom activities.
In addition, the use of cane should be deemphasized because , It is a weapon of subjugation.

Clear objectives:
Teaching objectives that serve as guiding principles must be clearly stated. This will make teaching/learning activities effective in the classroom.

Activity based teaching:
Teaching/learning activities should make classroom situation lively, interesting, meaningful and effective too. In essence, it should be activity based.

 

Meaningful task: Study tasks being given to the pupils should be relevant and meaningful in content, concepts and in context. Vagueness, vacuum and vanity should be avoided when giving learning assignments to the pupils. All classroom work or assignments should be tailored to the learning experiences we want our pupils to have.

General Principles of Learning are equally xrayed here :

 

Scholars that fashioned the idea of ‘experimental learning’ which gave education a humanistic orientation are of the opinion that teacher should not see himself as a ‘controller’ or ‘director’ but as a facilitator of knowledge

. They suggested some general principles that will guide learning anytime as follows :

Learners learn best when they are ready to learn: This means that, people who have a definite reason for learning or who see the utility of what is being taught are more apt to be receptive to learning.

What this means to a school teacher is that, teaching requires more than just presenting information. Pupils must be helped to see utility and relevance of learning.
When they do, they will be more apt to take an active role in the learning process .

 

People learn more easily when their learning can be built on or related to something they already know: Thus, when planning your instruction, relate the new to the old. Start with something that is familiar to the pupils and build up to the new information or skills.

 

People must learn step-by-step: Instruction must be logically organized and must move from the concrete to the abstract or from the known to the unknown. Pupils learn best when they know where they have been, where they are now, where they are going and how they are going to get there.

 

People learn by doing; telling alone is not teaching: You can tell pupils how to do something, and then show them how to do it, but until they have actually tried to do it themselves, no real learning has taken place.

 

The more often learners use what they have learned, the better they will be able to understand it or perform it: This means that , constant reinforcement of learning through practical application activities is a must if learning is to take place.

When a learner experiences success in learning, it stimulates additional learning: This means presenting instruction to pupils in small enough doses make them succeed. With time, experience and growth, their doses can be increased. The key is to give them doses that are large enough to be challenging, but small enough to allow for success.

Learners need immediate feedback to know whether or not they have actually learned: This principle requires teachers to evaluate pupils’ learning frequently and provide pupils with information about the result promptly.

Identifying exceptional teaching,points to a number of key qualities that teachers possess
HOW DOES IT WORK?

it works by applying Nine (9) broad characteristics representing either something teachers believe or something they do.. In order to develop these characteristics, you concentrate on just one aspect at a time, on a weekly basis until you have covered all the NINE (9)

This takes 9 weeks because, you have repeated the circle and continue to repeat it until you have compmeted the circle 4 times.
New take home, teachineering entails the practice of 9+4 framework. It is a framework that develop the characteristics of exceptional teacher.

 

This makes 36weeks which corresponds with the length of the academic year, hence the 9 times 4

The 9 times 4 characteristics are illustrated below:
1) Believe in your self as the gateway to your effectiveness is your identity
2) Know why you are doing as your philosophy about what you are teaching and the benefits to students become very important
3)Have high energy..
4) Think big as you visualize great outcomes for your lessons and expect students to be inspired
5) Tell your story.. In order to be followed, you have to be respected if you want to share your story
6 Take Risks.. the greatest risk to students development Is not taking risks. So take a risk first because, can’t pass on what you don’t haven’t got

7) Do the Basics by *planning the well thought-out activities
*Lesson struture must be clear
* lesson structure must be appropriate
*Content must be equally accessible
* content must be engaging
* students must be managed well
*outcomes must be achievement oriented
*outcomesudt be authentic

New take home, teachineering entails the practice of 9+4 framework. It is a framework that develop the characteristics of exceptional teacher.

it works by applying Nine (9) broad characteristics representing either something teachers believe or something they do.. In order to develop these characteristics, you concentrate on just one aspect at a time, on a weekly basis until you have covered all the NINE (9)

This takes 9 weeks because, you have repeated the circle and continue to repeat it until you have compmeted the circle 4 times.

 

This makes 36weeks which corresponds with the length of the academic year, hence the 9 times 4

The 9 times 4 characteristics are illustrated below:
1) Believe in your self as the gateway to your effectiveness is your identity
2) Know why you are doing as your philosophy about what you are teaching and the benefits to students become very important
3)Have high energy..
4) Think big as you visualize great outcomes for your lessons and expect students to be inspired
5) Tell your story.. In order to be followed, you have to be respected if you want to share your story
6 Take Risks.. the greatest risk to students development Is not taking risks. So take a risk first because, can’t pass on what you don’t haven’t got

7) Do the Basics by *planning the well thought-out activities
*Lesson struture must be clear
* lesson structure must be appropriate
*Content must be equally accessible
* content must be engaging
* students must be managed well
*outcomes must be achievement oriented
*outcomesudt be authentic

 

Conclusion
Teachineering urges a total transformation in an outdated system of education and schooling.
And the hope is that, teachers, caregivers and School administrators are already showing the wave of the future.
They are showing and doing it by restoring FUN to the learning process.
Many better teaching methods /techniques inside the more traditional school classrooms are emerging.
Some of the new techniques go by a variety of names like SUGGESTOPEDIA, INTERGRATIVE AND ACCELLETATED LEARNING… But the best of all should combine 3 things – FUN, FAST AND FULFILLING WHICH TEACHINEERING THRUSTS UPON…
PARTING GIFT FOR EVERYONE…

always remember that,

The same adversity that causes some teachers to be frustrated, causes others to BREAK RECORDS…. Now it is time to launch out and CHANGE your CLASSROOM.
Remember, the classroom is like a studio, where the future leaders are nurtured and moulded ..
Get out of your limiting box, learn new things that will profoundly transform your perception about the teaching profession

The children you are teaching TODAY are those that will recommend you TOMOROW…
BE WISE TO ALWAYS ACT IN THE BEST INTERST OF NIGERIAN CHILD…
I honour you…

It is necessary to share with you WHAT WE DO TO SUPPORT EDUCATORS:

.BECAUSE, WE BELIEVE THAT :

the educational life of Nigerian child matters to us, then the people that matter to their CARE & LEARNING should be encouraged in 2018 to step up their KNOWLEDGE and EXPERTISE about what matter especially ,( HOW LEARNERS LEARN) AND HOW TO MIGRATE THE CURRENT LEARNERS TO THE SHINING STARS, even if location and distance to where such knowledge can be acquired IS A CHALLENGE

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*Mr FOWOWE, Simeon Sunday a Teacher and trainer of caregivers, teachers and school administrators..*

He is the immediate past, HOD, Earlychild care and education, ADEDIRAN Ogynsanya college of education,

Chairman, ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PRACTITIONERS( ,ACEP) LAGOS CHAPTER ,

NATIONAL PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF NURSERY AND PRIMARY EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS IN NIGERIA (ANPEIN )

TO DATE, HE HAS WRITTEN 67 articles in both NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

AUTHUR OF 15 BOOKS AMONGST IS THE THE BEST DEMANDING BOOKS LIKE
contemporary issues in Nigeria education system and ESSENTIALS OF JOB INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHERS AND CAREGIVERS
MARRIED TO A LOVING WIFE AND BLESSED WITH FIVE QUEENS😘😘😘

 

*ACADEMIC AWARDS, HONOURS, FELLOWSHIPS/SCHOLARSHIPS & CERTIFICATE OF MERIT/COMMENDATION WITH DATES:*

Award, in recognition of the meritorious service to humanity and development of education in Nigeria at 2013/2014 Valedictory Service of graduating students of Arts and Social Science, AOCOED held on 20th September, 2014.

Award of excellence for the principled commitment, hardworking and honest stand point on issues in and outside the parliament of AOCOED Students’ Parliamentary Council on August 2014.

Africa Mouthpiece International Award as one of Africa Mouthpiece International 2013 Kings and Queens Awardees.

Advancement of School of Part Time Studies by your Innovation, 2012
Icon of Peace for 2005/2006 Academic Session, National Association of Primary Education Students (NAPES), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education.

*PROJECT/THESIS/ DISSERTATIONS (UNPUBLISHED):*

Fowowe, S.S. (2011). Relevance of Montessori Theory to Contemporary Nigeria, Early Child Education System (Unpublished M.Ed Thesis – Early Childhood Education, Department of Teacher Education, University of Ibadan)

Fowowe, S.S. (2011). Learning Theory and its Implication on Teacher Performance in selected Secondary English Language Topic (Unpublished Thesis on Advanced Programme in Innovative Teaching Techniques [APCIT), Havering University, United Kingdom.

Fowowe, S.S. (2002). The Semantic and Syntactic Analysis of Wole Soyinka’s Lion and The Jewel (Unpublished M.A. English Language Thesis, Department of English Language, University of Lagos).