Talk about an experience where you felt humbled.
A former colleague of mine,
helped set up a trust school
here in Lusaka.
A few years ago,
she went to Project Zero
and brought back her knowledge,
not only to our school,
but to Mukwashi Trust as well.
Every so often,
she would ask the teachers at our school,
if we would mind hosting some
The teachers spend the day
observing our classroom.
This apparently is really useful for them
and they get a lot out of these visits.
The teachers at Mukwashi are eager to learn.
they are sponges,
eager to soak up new knowledge.
one of our teachers
organised a visit to Mukwashi.
It was out turn to observe them.
had asked we provide
I was prepared to give some advice.
I was not prepared
to have been inspired.
These teachers are unbelievable.
They have taken
to a new level.
I observed the grade 1 classroom.
I have 20 wild students in my classroom.
This teacher had close to 30.
As much as I try to keep my voice level down,
when students get loud,
or out of control,
my tone increases.
This teacher spoke in a soft tone.
The whole time.
Even when 2 students were fighting on the carpet
she did not flinch.
She knew her focus was on the students
eager to learn.
She made me realise
that a teacher is a facilitator to
Not a disciplinarian.
She definitely humbled me.