Saturday, 19 November 2016

Increasing teachers’ self-worth for improved learning outcomes

Managing Director Upstream, Seven Energy, Mr. Bassey Umoh, (middle) flanked by grand mentors award winners Noah Cyril Noah (left); Regina John Udo; Ufon Dick Urom and Patricia Cletus Effiong, at the ninth Teachers’ Award for Excellence, sponsored by the Inoyo Toro Foundation.

Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression,” was how Israeli school teacher, child psychologist, psychotherapist and a parent educator, Haim G. Ginott, summarised the impact that teachers make on children, and by extension, the society. 
Henry Brooks Adams, an American historian and member of the Adam’s political family, further confirmed this to be a timeless truism when he said, “Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.

Viewed from any prism, the task of riding the society of ignorance, and liberating the minds of its inhabitants (which is what teachers basically do), is a very important assignment that must be accorded due attention.   Read more....

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