This was our third and final day at Life Care Primary School. We started our day with Nancy reading Crow Boy, the story of a teacher who sees potential in a student whom all the students call stupid and slowpoke. After that, Quentin completed the second part of Shepherding Your Students’ Hearts by talking about good teachers and godly teachers.
Then Carla completed the second part of Reasons for Our Choices by talking about active learning. To help the teachers better understand active learning, Carla took them on an “adventure” to the playground and then brought them back to the classroom to write a class “book” together. Great fun while learning much.
During the break time, the principal of the school came to sit with us and talked about the need the teachers have for additional training (most do not have a BA degree). We had the opportunity to tell him, and then all the teachers, about the undergraduate Christian teacher education program at African Bible University and the PS78 Teachers online masters program. Pray for Matthew as he encourages his teachers to pursue highter education.
After lunch, all five groups presented their lesson plans for using a children’s book to teach English. Quentin was pleased with how well they did for a first try. Pray they will follow through with their commitments and actually teach the lesson!
So long, farewell, until next time! Many asked us to thank those in America who made it possible for them to receive the teacher training this week. So, THANK YOU!
There were boda-boda’s (mini motercycles) everywhere on our way to and from Life Care school, but none quite as packed as this one.
Need a part for your car? Stop by the town filled with junk cars! We passed through it every day.
We made it safely to the African Village hotel tonight (Wednesday) and are looking forward to meeting the teachers from Faith Christian school in the morning.