Recently the government announced a public holiday, the day after another public holiday, the week after schools had been closed for a month for more holidays. So we decided to stay open, much to the concern of one of our (government) school principals who was afraid he would get in trouble with the local education … Continue reading The obvious solution is not always obvious
Here’s what you have to do to organise catch-up classes for students who are struggling: mark the exams enter the data in a spreadsheet analyse the data identify the students who are struggling visit the after school classes some of the students already attend and diplomatically inform the organisers that the classes are not working … Continue reading Even simple things are complex in schools
The Collaborative Schools Network (CSN) is not the only organisation crazy enough to think we can improve public (government-funded) schools. All around the world different forms of public-private partnerships are testing out new ways to transform public education. In the Liberia the government has invited a number of private organisations to manage public schools in … Continue reading We are not the only crazy ones: PPPs around the world
No blog post in 2 months, either means we are very lazy or very busy. We are not very lazy. Here’s the news: Our third school: We have adopted our third school, Balkumari Lower Secondary School. It has 100 students and our aim is to make it the top school in the community, and grow … Continue reading 2 months’ news in 2 minutes
I’ve always remembered the scene in ‘The Untouchables’ where a mortally wounded Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery) grabs Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) and with his dying breath, rasps, “What are you prepared to do?” Malone was asking Ness, as he had done a couple of times earlier in the film, how far he was prepared to go … Continue reading What are you prepared to do?
Every day, one of our older students reads something out in English during morning assembly. This is what one student read this week: