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Welcome

Dear teacher,
Welcome to The Early Years Legacy, a website for the Nigerian early years teacher looking to be better, more effective or just to pass the time and pick up one or two useful tips and ideas.

I dare say being an early years teacher in Nigeria feels like being dropped in a maze, blindfolded and given different and sometimes conflicting instructions to find hidden treasures in corners and crevices of the maze. Of course finding these treasures bring immense satisfaction but not without bumping into one brick wall or the other or another fellow. And yes, this brings me to the next point.

Where are you at?

As early years teachers, we might be at different stages of our careers;
–    new teachers with absolutely no clue of what you have gotten yourselves into (winks, you’ll be fine);
–    an experienced teacher with years under your belt but you have probably lost the steam and fire to go on;
–    or probably a teacher going through the routine trying to make ends meet in a financially developing country like ours.
–     maybe you are just taking up the job to pass the time before something better comes up.
–     On the other hand you might be at the peak of your career where the creative juices are flowing.
Wherever it is that you are at, there’s something here for you. I know how difficult some days are, and how out of place you might feel, but hey, you are in this great profession. And even if it is for a short while, why not give it your best shot? Similarly, if you have been giving it your all for ages, why not keep doing that? You’ll find some inspiration to keep going.

What are you looking for?

It is my hope and desire to provide much needed context based classroom ideas, tips and all things early years to the Nigerian early years teachers. So whatever it is you are looking for from managing workplace relationships to classroom management ideas, keep your eyes glued to this spot.

The Crux of the matter

I believe we have been entrusted with the greatest responsibility as teachers; our children, the next generation. And what great opportunity it is to work with them in their early years; the foundation of their lives. What we make of this opportunity however is to a large extent dependent on us. We might not have the perfect working conditions that we dream of, however, if we give ourselves the chance to stretch farther, dream bigger and enjoy the ride, we might actually surprise ourselves and do much more than we ever thought.

So here it is, a cheers to becoming teachers of impact, of purpose and of passion. Cheers to
“raising up the foundations of many generations”
And in the process leaving a legacy in early childhood care and education in Nigeria and the world at large.

Warmest regards
Tobi

Post Author
Tobi Mbaya
A passionate and committed early childhood enthusiast that believes in the right of every child to quality education.

Comments

14 Comments
  1. posted by
    Wilson
    May 30, 2016 Reply

    Hey Tobi, great job… . keeping going all the way to the top of your profession, don’t stop at nothing and don’t let nothing stop you. I certainly will bookmark this site.

    • posted by
      Tobi Mbaya
      May 30, 2016 Reply

      Thank you very much Mr Wilson, I’m encouraged.

  2. posted by
    Tina
    May 30, 2016 Reply

    Tobi you have made ur parents proud. Keep doing what you do.

    • posted by
      Tobi Mbaya
      May 31, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Tina!!

  3. posted by
    Jennifer
    May 31, 2016 Reply

    Wow Tobi, I am thrilled. Very proud of you. Wish I were your mum. Did I just say that? Lol. Thumps up darling.

    • posted by
      Tobi Mbaya
      May 31, 2016 Reply

      Hahaha. Thanks for the kind words Jennifer!!!

  4. posted by
    ENO RICHARD
    Jun 9, 2016 Reply

    great job Tobi! be good at what you do to inspire other and you would surely get to the peak of your career. cheers!

    • posted by
      Tobi Mbaya
      Jun 9, 2016 Reply

      Amen. Thank you very much Richard.

  5. posted by
    blessyn ene
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply

    Wow sm proud if u tobi, kipitup

  6. posted by
    blessyn ene
    Jun 10, 2016 Reply

    Wow am proud of u tobi, kipitup

    • posted by
      Tobi Mbaya
      Jun 14, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Blessing

  7. posted by
    Ann
    Jun 14, 2016 Reply

    Cheers my sister!!!! we matter!!! Well done and keep up the good work…the world will hear about you soon!!!

    • posted by
      Tobi Mbaya
      Jun 14, 2016 Reply

      Thank you very much.

    • posted by
      Tobi Mbaya
      Jul 23, 2016 Reply

      Thank you very much Ann for your encouragement.

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