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Gilgil EBB facilitator Training Week - 2011

As I sat in Utumishi Academy on the evening of 1st August sipping tea with other volunteers awaiting to start facilitators training and consequently delivery of a teachers workshop, I reflected back to when I first attended an EBB workshop in 2008 in Maai Mahiu - being the first of any kind in my then four year teaching experience in a public school - I realised how lucky I was. I was not even a participant;  a slot I did not  get before EBB, I was a convenor and a trainer in…


Added by Moses Muthoki on August 18, 2011 at 8:15 — 2 Comments

Slow Start of Another Term For My School

After the five-week holiday that was extended by a week due to a constitutional referendum in early August, schools in Kenya opened on Monday, 6th September for the final term of the year. I was at my small rural school at nine o’clock for the opening assembly then shortly thereafter more than half the number of learners was…


Added by Moses Muthoki on September 8, 2010 at 13:58 — No Comments

EBB 2010 Workshop for Naivasha District, Kenya

There was a week-long flurry of activities at Utumishi Boys’ Academy, Gilgil when over 140 educators engaged in discussions around four teaching learner-centred methodologies in the third round of EBB workshops in Naivasha district – Kenya. The group guided by the theme ‘Focus on Learning, not on Teaching’ began by developing three outcomes around which the assembly would articulate issues in the interest of teacher professional growth. The objectives of the week were to;

 Model and share… Continue

Added by Moses Muthoki on August 29, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

Facilitators Preparations for The Teachers Seminar

After five days at Utumishi Boys' Academy preparing for a week long Naivasha (Kenya) District teachers seminar, it feels anxious to think about the outcome of the collective effort. The nitty-gritties have to be combed through but then that is just the start. The week was not just exciting seeing the team disagree on principle then concede and agree to a particular way that all the same delivers the objective but also provided a time to reflect on what influence a teacher wields.

I… Continue

Added by Moses Muthoki on August 13, 2010 at 13:07 — 1 Comment


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