Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Pertinent Question
As said earlier, the current classroom contains the future presidents, governors, ministers, commissioners, law makers at different levels, Vice-Chancellors, provost, Rectors that will administer our affairs in the nearest future and by extension, those that will govern our children and grandchildren.
It is therefore imperative to xray satisfactorily those that teach the current learners at various educational levels in Nigeria (Crèche to University). It the outcry going on in the country about the quality of teachers and caregivers is to be honoured, then there is shortage of quality teachers to teach the teeming population of those in need of such quality education.
Do we now sack the teachers that are not "quality" in nature? The answer is capital NO. what do we do instead of outright sack? It is by re-profilling the existing teachers and take them through what I called TEACHINGNEERING system in the presentation. The focus of the presentation is what Teachingneering entails and how the 21st century teachers can key into what can benefit them from its qualities.
The art of teaching has been greatly approached from the perception of "who has the custody of knowledge" and not from who has the reservoir of knowledge and how do we draw from him.
Without playing upon words, teaching in its broadest sense… is a process that facilitates learning. when teachers teach well, learning automatically takes place.
At this juncture, it is imperative to state that, not every individual can teach, but every individual gives information directly or indirectly to some one, depending on the audience he is exposed to.
Learning activities in the school is the chief responsibility of the teaching workforce. The use of teaching profession is avoided here because of the "non-formalized arrangement" of members that should be called Teachers. Teachers in the 21st century should see themselves as facilitators and guides rather than the one that has the reservoir of all the knowledge the learner is desperately searching for.
The teaching force is expected to be "peopled" by those who have strong constitution or force that could propel them to seek knowledge and lead the learners into the reservoir through guided methodology and pedagogy. They are aware that, classroom is only a place of dialogue, interactions and explanations, BUT should not be strictly a place where teaching and learning can only take place…
In Nigeria, most of the people in the teaching workforce came in as the last resort. Majority never set out to teach in the first instance as the inner strength and devotion was never in their constituency.

Profile of Teachers in Nigeria and Categories
Possessing a professional teaching qualification does not make one a professional, in the true sense of the word. Equally, belonging to a particular profession does not automatically guarantee that the service one provides is a professional one.
A professional teacher among other important things needs to:
Start the day well and everyday of the week;
Uses learner's personal information in helping a child reach his or her full potentials;
Take responsibility for his learners' results.
Take charge of his classroom
Take pride in the process and product;
Keep up to date with his marking and grading of learners' tasks;
Be passionate, positive and enthusiastic about his work;
Ofcourse, ready to embrace change;
Take interest in every child
Treat his students with respect
Ofcourse, keep his students' attention by all means, when teaching;
Keeps the vision of the school intact with actionable tasks;
Keep the expected outcomes in focus always;
Improves on the quality of his teaching

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