By M. MakpehTokpah
In an effort to improve the education system of Liberia, the Agri-Corps Fellow has trained about 29 Teachers of the Booker T. Washington Institute in Kakata City,Margibi County.
The two days training, according to the organizers, is intended to help the teachers get the students engaged and interested in acquiring the knowledge.
Madam Anna Glenn, a member of the Agri-Corps Fellow, also Instructor of the Agriculture Department of BWI, indicated that they were looking at the role of teachers; how these teachers can engage learners; their experience with learning model and the best way to plan a lesson as well as how to keep the students interested in learning.
In an interview with reporters over the weekend, Madam Glenn said the organization has noticed that lots of teachers were wondering and asking questions on ways they can improve their teaching skills and how they can get to teach their students to care about what they are learning.
She indicated that most times lots of teachers only write on the board and lecture without engaging their students. She explained that to engage students, teachers need to be aware of how to teach and how the students learn, adding that it takes a lot of extra works but it is worthy for the students.
She expressed hope that the BWI teachers felt empowered and excited to start trying new methods in order to better serve their students.
For his, an Instructor of the Agriculture Department of the Institution, who also benefited from the training, J. William Barrow thanked Agri-Corps Fellow for the training and promised to implement the skills acquired.