This week witnessed the birth of ‘Teacher Leader Series’ – a new networking and mentoring series for educators by Prime Educators.
Prime Educators is an online platform created by amiable Taiwo Alalade on Facebook to cater for the unique needs of teachers, school administrators and school proprietors.
According to the dutiful teacher turned Educational Mentor/Consultant, the Prime Educators initiative was born out of the need for a platform to bring teachers, school administrators and school owners together online, following some of her physical coaching and mentoring events in conjunction with corporate organizations, including the British Council.
The platform seeks to aid knowledge transfer and networking, and to foster community and continuity among educators, which is particularly needed this post-COVID-19 era.
The Prime Educators platform seeks to aid knowledge transfer and networking, and to foster community and continuity among educators, which is particularly needed this post-COVID-19 era. @taiwoalalade6Tweet
Here’s Taiwo’s story in her own words:
“In 2019, I had the second edition of my Annual Workshop for Teachers, School Owners and Administrators in conjunction with the British Council. I wanted a platform to bring them together, to communicate and drive the 21st century contemporary teaching strategies, so I thought of creating an online platform, by way of a group on Facebook.
“I wanted a platform to bring educators together, to communicate and drive the 21st century contemporary teaching strategies, so I thought of creating an online platform” @taiwoalalade6Tweet
“I added thirteen people, did few posts and gave up on it.
“This year, when the pandemic started and we had a total lockdown of schools, I decided to revisit the group out of the quest for moving forward. Gradually, ideas came on how to improve on it and make that dream a reality – thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that gave inspiration to many people, including me, and for taking me out of my shell.
“… thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that gave inspiration to many people, including me, and for taking me out of my shell.” @taiwoalalade6Tweet
“The Prime Educators group is gradually growing; we are now 319 on that group, and it has been an encouragement to school owners, teachers and administrators” .
The Teacher-Leader Series, kicked off on Facebook Live on Wednesday, 24th June, 2020, with an impactful session tagged ‘Leadership in the Classroom’
Please catch a glimpse:
Watch ‘Leadership in the Classroom’ by Prime Educators
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All teachers, school owners, administrators, and even interested parents are encouraged to tune in to Prime Educators group on Facebook every Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm WAT for more impactful and interactive sessions.
Meet the Visioneer, Taiwo Alalade….
Taiwo is proud to be a voice for both parents and teachers in the education sector of the country.
The visioneer of the Prime Educators initiative, Taiwo Alalade, ventured into the teaching profession in 2014, and worked as a teacher for ten years, after which she evolved into an educator and mentor for teachers, school owners and administrators, with several events in conjunction with corporate institutions, including the British Council to her credit.
She is proud to be a voice for both parents and teachers in the education sector of the country.
Taiwo is a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, and holds a Post Graduate Diploma Certificate from the National Teachers’ Institute Kaduna.
Taiwo also teaches Mathematics at an Online Learning Program for Common Entrance candidates, which holds on Facebook Live every Saturday from 10am to 11am WAT. The Online Learning Program has been put together to provide learning assistance to year five and six pupils, whose exams are being delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown.