Teachers Without Borders- Canada workshops in Naivasha and Laikipia were an eye opener on how a Teacher can empower a fellow Teacher. Teachers engaged in a hands-on approach empowering fellow Teachers with real passion.
I traveled for two hours from Nairobi to be part of this effort. I witnessed the innovation in lessons preparation and presentation to the classrooms especially how Teachers can practically allow students to think about thinking as they learn. To me this was a constructive and practical item which i know many Teachers in Kenya have not been used too.
Now, that the in-service program in Kenya has not been working. Teacher facilitators trained during this time would be so useful in making this modeled out elsewhere in the country and helping fellow teachers move from an all day talk- chalk approach to a more student-Teachers-collaborative learning that encourages learners to be more open-minded, non- teacher dependants, but practical learners who will construct their own knowledge under the guidance of Teachers.
This way, education is moving to a level of students innovativeness rather than dependance on Teachers. Teachers empowering Teachers with a down-up approach makes more sense to fellow teachers. This improved tremendously, my teaching skills in the classroom having gotten the same skills from a fellow Teacher.