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Education

Terror in the Kenyan Schools

Over the past few months I have been reading about ghosts in some secondary schools in Kenya. I thought I’d summarize the hauntings for you. Kenyan ghosts seem to be quite violent. Ghosts invaded the Gitogo Mixed Secondary School on…

School Discipline

School Discipline

Discipline in the Kenyan schools is far different than in the United States. Teachers in the US are not allowed to use corporal punishment – in Kenya they are. Here are a few stories about student discipline at Chamasiri Secondary…

A School Day in Kenya

A School Day in Kenya

Getting ready to begin a new school year? Students in Kenya are returning for their third trimester. Kenyan students begin their school year in January and is broken up into three trimesters. Students are not required to attend school nor…

More Teaching Challenges

There were some interesting things that happen in a Kenyan classroom – especially when an American is teaching. The first day of class I passed a piece of paper around to my forty-five(!) Form 2 (sophomore) students. I wanted them…

The Challenges of Teaching in Kenya

Teaching in Kenya was a bit of a challenge.  I went to Kenya as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer.  I had my teaching certification in high school mathematics.  Some how I ended up teaching math to Forms 1 and 2…

Classroom Instruction

There were some interesting things that happen in a Kenyan classroom – especially when an American is teaching. The first day of class I passed a piece of paper around to my forty-five(!) Form 2 (sophomore) students. I wanted them…

Boy’s Dorm Burns

If you have been following the news from Kenya, you know about the fire in the boys’ dormitory in Machakos. Fifty-eight students died in that fire. It is believed that the fire was set by another student. One student managed…