Education can improve only as much as classroom pedagogic practice and school culture improves
Landing at the Jolly Grant airport, we drove through the mountains for 5 hours to Chinyalisaud. At 6pm, when we reached, a group of 50 teachers was discussing the challenges that children encounter when trying to understand place value in math. Teachers shared what had worked well in their classrooms. Each experience was critically appraised by the group, and a few fell apart in the examination. As the facilitator of the session was wrapping up the session to a close, the teachers turned to me and asked me to speak. We are familiar with each other, since I have been visiting them at least once a year for the past five years.