DIVIDE AND LIVE

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We have all heard, “united we stand, divided we fall”. I can not deny that in any way. However, I want to look at division from another perspective. It is not as bad as we may think.

Imagine if you were still glued to your mother’s womb, would you exist? Or, if a plane did not part ways with the ground, would it take off? If you were so glued to your children, would you find the need to nurture them into maturity? If a man never left his father or mother, would he ever cleave to his wife.

Separation or division is essential in life, lest we remain stuck in yesterday’s life.

 

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LEARNING – CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

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I believe that teachers of children having special needs can relate when I say that it is not a piece of cake to teach them. Nonetheless, that does not mean that we throw them to the back yard as condemned persons.

You will be amazed at how many have made it in life with spectacular results. That is why I thought it wise to share with you some tips on how you can garner results when teaching such children. This works for a parent or a teacher.

 Discover their strengths – As you prepare for that lesson, take the time to know more about your students strengths, and abilities by talking with previous tutors, looking through the report cards (focus on the good remarks and high scores). Then fill out a strength-based inventory alongside the parents. You also need to ask to your students about their interests, what they feel they are good at, and what they love studying. images (13)

Formulate strength-based learning techniques – Now that you are aware of your students’ special abilities, make it a point to come up with strategies that make use of those strengths. For example, if one of your students is great at drawing but has problems with reading, give him the opportunity to illustrate what he wants to say. If one child shows a strength in knitting yet can hardly understand place value, allow her to design a fabric piece of knitted numbers. There are several ways and projects that you can come up with by coupling your students’ strengths with their learning deficits.

I hope you can integrate these in your existent teaching plans for the best of your students.

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ACTIVE PARENTING

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Looking back to when we were children, or rather little, we were left in the hands of one relative or the other or with the older siblings. That meant that you had to fend for yourself because everyone looked out for themselves. That instilled in me the notion that  for myself because no one else would.

In this fast paced world, who are you leaving your children with? Has your job become so important that it has taken up family time? Has social media become your pastime that you do not take the time to look through your children’s school books?

We all desire to have well behaved children that are stars in their schools. However, what is your input towards that?

Purpose today to spend more time with your children. Do not leave the grooming to house helps, relatives, siblings and authorities, do your part as well.

At the end of the day, your child shall either mirror your absenteeism or your presence.

 

Happy parenting

 

SATURDAY NIGHT

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images (5)What better way to spend a Saturday night than at a friend’s wedding? You know those friends that turn into siblings, that’s what I am talking about.

It was a long time of preparation that paid off so well. Being in the matron’s seat for this sweet girl was the best highlight of my day.

Disappointments never fail to rear their ugly heads but hey, joy triumphs at the end of it all. That is exactly what happened. 9-01-16, went down as one of my best days of the year.

Great way to spend a Saturday evening/night.

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VOICE WORK

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He may not be a favorite to many, but he is to me. His change of character, the way he plays his roles, and his unfazed presence makes him my desired voice for my blog.

I might be wrong, I might be right, whatever it is, he is my choice.

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THIS IS YOUR SONG- Oluwa Eyin Lo’Atobiju

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PhoThis is a Nigerian song, but I shall explain it the way I understand it.

Looking at life and all it has thrown my way, I have come to realize that there is only one reason I am alive- Jesus Christ. He is the anchor of my life, He has fought my battles, He has given my life meaning. The list is endless, but He is the reason for my existence.

Take Him away, and my life crumbles.

 

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AN OLD GEM

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“It has been here for so long, do you think that we can make something out of it?” asked Emmy.

“Not so sure, but there is no harm in trying,” replied Constance.

“Okay, lets see if we can make grandpa proud,” they all yelled in unison.

So the job begun with Emmy trying to see what he could salvage from the bonnet. It had been there for so long that he was not sure what to expect.

Nonetheless, the joy of doing something sinister was beyond their imagination. The work was immense, the discoveries were mind blowing, and so was the learning.

They were at it for a month, with Emmy doing most of the manual work and Constance helping whenever she called upon.

It was a vacation well spent.