Tuesday, July 24th
Our school visits began at Leguruki Secondary School. Leguruki is a private school with 120 students, 50 of whom are boarders. The school has a generator to provide some power. The generator was provided through a project with Arusha Technical College. We were warmly welcomed by Mr. Emmanuel Loi and Mr. Urio. We visited the classrooms of Deogratius and Ndensary Massawe. Both of these teachers had attended three days of workshops and would be joining us for the facilitator training on Thursday.
Deogratius was teaching a math lesson on standard form of equations using a Team-Pair-Share.
Ndensary teaches commerce and was teaching about insurance. He had previously covered the content and was using the rock game to teach levels of questioning from Bloom’s Taxonomy. It was exciting to see Bloom’s chart of question levels on the chalkboard in his room. One of his students, Jessica, remembered me from last year when we visited the school. We finished our visit with chai and snacks in Mr. Loi’s office with some of the members of the school bed.
We drove off with Mr. Urio to Maruvango Secondary School. Raphael Michael is the head teacher but was out of the school. Maruvango is a large school with 520 students set on spacious grounds and a glorious mountain view. Wilson Mollel, the deputy head and one of our workshop participants, took time to show us the school and talk to us. Form 3 and 4 students were writing exams as we spoke to the Form 1 and 2 students about the Student Leadership conference. One of the student attendees presented their plan of goals for the school then the poster was attached to the school for all students to read.
Time was spent visiting classes, playing soccer and being shown the new bathroom facilities that Mr. Urio was so proud of. There is a new septic system and hand washing station. Mr. Urio also made sure that information about the system was part of the teaching during installation. Mr. Urio is championing changes to sanitation in all of the school in his ward.
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