The teacher, student and content

In the last nine months or so ‘Making Schools Count’ column has been characterised by some non-relenting emphasis on matters surrounding the design, enactment and sustenance of a culture of instructional excellence.

It is one’s fervent hope that the teachers and school principals heeded the clarion call for the adoption of an all embracing teaching and learning experience, which leaves no single child behind.

The goal is to have a rich and harmonious interaction between the three vital constituents of the teaching and learning process being the teacher, student and content. If harmonised, the triangular relationship should support and accelerate attainment of student improved learning outcomes. The focus on best instructional practices is calculated in the short-term to make our students examinations ready and to assist in the realisation of improved livelihoods in the long-term. As the examination season approaches, it is fitting and proper at this juncture to ponder on the subject of readiness of students for examinations. Are they ready? This is a question giving both high achieving and low achieving schools no respite at all. The examination is a critical lap in the academic journey of students.

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