12 HOURS BEFORE KCSE.

It is 7:30PM on Thursday 1st of December 2022. It is exactly 12 hours to English Paper 1. Adrenaline, amusement, thrill, enjoyment and excitement at the same time. Here are the 12 Tactics in KCSE Exam Psychology: Laying Plans. A student needs to calculate, estimate and assess in details KCSE exam. At this point every student should be knowing by…

HOW SCHOOLS ‘CHEAT’ IN KCSE.

They say the rich are arrogant, the poor are ignorant and the middle class are confident. They also say that if it looks like a dog, walks like a dog and barks like a dog, it is a dog. Lion is king, gazelle is shy, hyena is hated and warthog is ugly. Did you know that when united, hyenas can…

TOP 10 THINGS PARENTS SHOULD TEACH THEIR TEENAGERS THIS HOLIDAY.

How to handle rejections.How to manage expectations.How to make correct decisions. How to manage personal finances.How and when to say NO.How to maintain personal hygiene. How to network without creating unnecessary attachments. How to socialise without being pushy. How to say sorry even if the mistake is not yours. How to smile even when disappointed. By Sam VIDAMBU. Vidambu is…

THE TOP 20 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN 8:4:4 AND CBC.

8:4:4 is teacher centered while CBC is student centered..8:4:4 focuses on questions and answers while CBC focuses on questions and processes.8:4:4 focuses on employment of information memorised while CBC insists on deployment of experiences gained.8:4:4 is about content retention while CBC is about skills application. 8:4:4 has classes while CBC has grades. 8:4:4 has subjects while CBC has learning areas.8:4:4…

HOW STUDENTS SHOULD SPEND THE TWO MONTHS HOLIDAY.

Thursday 24th November 2022. That's the exact date when most high schools are closing. At 7 in the morning most gates will have been locked. The form ones, twos and threes will be all smiles. Christmas, new year celebrations, family get~togethers and cousin meetings will be on their minds. The form fours will be left behind to complete that which…

HOW STUDENTS SHOULD SPEND THE 11 DAY SEPTEMBER HOLIDAY

Crash program, burnout, mental wellness, busy weekends, 19 working hours, packed schedule, breakfast and lunch same time. It is a sprint within a marathon. Great schools make time, good schools manage time while other schools try to maximise time. Without undermining the importance of holidays, I am reminded of the many schools which have retained their candidates in school just…

PARENTING TEENAGERS IN 21ST CENTURY

Is parenting the daddy's role? Mommy's role? Community's? School's? Church's? In the 20th century when most of us were raised, parenting was communal because even a stranger would punish you on the road without involvement of P3 nor the police. In the 21st century on the other hand people are more selfish, you can not touch someone's kid, meaning it…

HOW TO BALANCE BETWEEN STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND ACADEMICS.

What is leadership? Leadership is influence. What matters is not what leaders do, but how they influence others. Great influence starts with self influence. Are leaders born or made? Leaders are born then made. Leadership is situational. Why is it that you find an 11 year old boy saving people from wreckage of a road accident when 50 year old…

WHAT MAKES A GOOD DEPUTY PRINCIPAL?

To many people when the word deputy principal is mentioned they think about discipline, to more people they think about harshness, to most people they think about the most feared individual in the school compound. But really, what makes a good deputy principal? Deputy principal is the only person in a school set up who can act as an ordinary…

10 CHARACTERISTICS OF PERFORMING SCHOOLS.

The principal is close to the students while the deputy is close to the parents.The principal is close to the DOS while the deputy is close to G&C.The principal is dumb while the deputy is deaf.Great schools are established, good schools are founded, other schools are formed. Results are made in the staffroom, then the classroom.There are no camps in…

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