KCSE AND EDUCATIONAL UPDATES Kenya may adopt a fourth education system in secondary schools if the new proposals on debate are passed. This will involve changing the existing schools to specialized institutions or allowing those capable of offering the four to do so under different streams. the new system proposes to scrap the 8-4-4 system and replace it with a 2-6-3-3-3 system and the new changes may begin in September 2013 if all goes according to plan and will target those currently in class Four . The class will sit the first exam under the new system in 2014, called Kenya Primary Education Certificate (KPEC) and join junior secondary in 2015, proceed to senior secondary in 2018 and ultimately to university in 2021. In the new structure, a child will take two years in pre-school, six in primary, three in junior secondary, three in senior secondary and three at university. The changes will necessitate preparing a new curriculum and publishing new textbooks. Check KCPE 2011 RESULTS Here View the KCSE MOCK PAST PAPERS available in this website for Registered members by Subjects or by Districts
The KCPE RESULTS 2011 will be announced officially by the minister for education professor Sam Ongeri on 28th December 2011. Kenya National Examination Council will release the KCPE RESULTS 2011 to primary schools as soon as they are announced. Students, teachers and parents will be able to check the kcpe results by logging into the kenya national examination council website at knec.ac.ke. or send an sms with their index numbers to a 4-digit sms number that will ave been assigned to the council so mobile users could benefit from the same.
Due to over-congestion of sms messages that will be sent to our local networks, the reception of the kcse results will be quite slow. To access or get this years results fast, use this website as a portal. However to quickly get this year’s kcpe or kcse results free , you need to be a registered member of this website. To Register, pay 100/- by M-pesa to 0704173320 then Click Here. There are many other benefits of being a registered member of this website which you will discover as soon as you rgeister.Once you’re done, you will be directed to a request form to access your KCPE or KCSE RESULTS fast.
KCSE RESULTS 2011
The KCSE RESULTS 2011 will be announced officially by the minister for education professor Sam Ongeri on WEDNESDAY 29th February 2012. Kenya National Examination Council will release the KCSE RESULTS 2011 to secondary schools as soon as they are announced. Students will be able to check the kcse results by logging into the kenya national examination council website at knec.ac.ke. or send an sms with their index numbers to a 4-digit sms number that will ave been assigned to the council so mobile users could benefit from the same. The kcse 2010 results were as follows
The top 10 students nationally:-
1.Wandui Albert kamau – Moi High School Kabarak.
2.Marube Machuke Allan – Alliance High school
3.Geteke Ombuti Joshua – Maranda High school
4.Mutua Brian – Alliance High School
5.Mwangasha Lydia – Kenya High school
6.Mwangi Kabucho – Moi High School kabarak.
7.Ochieng Felix Ogolla – Kanga High School
8.Opere Lesley Owuor – Alliance High School
9.Mong’are Brian – Moi High school Kabarak
10.Ivy Muthoni – Kenya High School
Students performed relatively well when the 2010 kcse results were released compared to the previous years 2008 and 2009. There was an improvement in the languages and in the sciences unlike where the languages showed a remarkable drop. candidates performed poorly in English, Kiswahili, biology, physics and chemistry,
The top 10 schools ranked as shown below;
1. Alliance High School
2. Precious Blood Secondary School Riruta
3. Bahati Girls Secondary School
4. Maranda High School
5. Alliance Girls High School
6. Moi High School Kabarak
7. Moi Girls High School Eldoret
8. The Kenya High School
9. Starehe Girls Centre School
10. Strathmore School
The KCSE RESULTS 2011 results will be announced in February 2012. Due to over-congestion of sms messages that will be sent to our local networks, the reception of the kcse results will be quite slow. To access or get this years results fast, use this website as a portal.
There are many other benefits of being a registered member of this website which you will discover as soon as you register.Once you’re done, you will be directed to a request form to access your KCPE or KCSE RESULTS fast.
A sermon is defined as an address of a religious nature. For that matter, every preacher is capable of delivering a sermon. Not all sermons we hear, however, are effective and they can only be so if they become your listeners’ source of motivation. If you want to make your sermon outstanding, focus on the needs of your listeners and give them the inspiration to help them solve their needs. Of course, before you can do any of that, you need to find a way to connect to them first.
How to Connect with Your Listeners through Your Motivational Sermon
To connect with your listener, you need to share with them something that’s relevant, interesting, and enlightening. Keep in mind as well that the operative word here is ‘share’. Be sure that you share with them first the requisite information or story before preaching, telling, or asking.
Human Interest Stories
These stories are those that portray certain situations the human race experience, situations that not only evoke sympathy but urge us to reflect more deeply about our lives as well. Use this technique if you wish your listeners to realize how lucky they are and be motivated by that realization.
Simply put, cite an example or illustration of something you witnessed or you know about. Sermons become more motivating when listeners understand that what you’re sharing with them is something that could happen to them, too.
Everyone can construct a sentence, but not everyone will be quoted for it. Quotations are special statements that bring home a certain truth. Use them wisely and sparsely; if you use too many of them, your listeners might not be able to fully digest the import of each and every quote. Use of quotations also makes them aware that people of authority are more or less preaching the same message.
If a quote is simply not enough then perhaps you could give them something more substantial by referring to an incident in history. The past is one of our greatest sources of wisdom. Research diligently and you’ll be surprised at the various lessons you can learn and consequently share with others.
Facts and Statistics
There’s something so horrible about actual facts and figures that make people sit up and take notice. They are best used when people are stubbornly blind and deaf to the truth. Because facts and figures are easily verifiable, they make a good way of emphasizing your point. Of course, don’t use them merely to frighten your listeners. Use it to call their attention but remind them afterwards that there’s always hope for change, hope is what they should cling on, and hope is what should motivate them.
Laughter is the best medicine in the world and this proves true in many ways. Adding a touch of humor is good for motivational sermons; it makes your listeners more inclined to hear what you have to say. Humor makes you less a figurehead and more real, a person they can empathize with and understand.
Use technology to make your motivational sermon more effective. Audio-visuals are always a great help; Power Point presentations and videos can provide supporting evidence for what you have to say. The Internet is also a considerable source of information and it can help make your sermon more substantial.
Lastly, believe in what you have to say, be motivated by the fact that you’re helping others and they’re sure to respond to you.
A lot of adages tell us that we cannot make people change. An old dog cannot learn new tricks, says one; a zebra cannot change its stripes, says another. But one adage does go, “There is nothing more permanent than change.” How can you reconcile the fact that you can still change no matter how old you are?
Does this mean that there are ways for people to mend their ways? Thankfully, there is hope for you to be able to change people and motivate them to do better. Here are a few tips that you can take into account when you would like to take on the monumental task of convincing someone to change.
- An adage goes, “Acceptance comes before change,” and this is something that is true no matter what the occasion or thing that you want changed. You cannot simply go smashing and hurtling and driving headlong into a person’s life, and act as the revolutionary whirlwind that will enact change. Change must go slowly, and if it goes too fast, you can expect reversion to occur quickly as well. When starting out a friendship, accept a person’s faults first. Make sure that you set the stage for that person to change because he or she wants to, not because you demanded it and that person simply feels it to be an obligation.
- Try some dolphin training. What do trainers do to motivate animals to do tricks? They reward animals for a job well done and ignore animals if they do something wrong. This actually works with people as well. You know the exhilaration when you get that raise after years of working hard, that medal after all your hard work in school, that baby after all your hours in painful labor. But you also know how painful it is to be ignored and shown indifference.
When you are pleased with someone’s actions, reward that person with a smile, a compliment, even a treat at a nearby ice cream parlor, if you are so inclined. But when that same person acts badly and you want that person to change, avoid a confrontation: ignore the person instead, and let that person vent until the dust settles and he or she feels that you are ignoring him or her. Repeat until you have the results that you want.
- Be patient. Change does not happen overnight. If you want a person to change quickly, you are treading into uncertain waters. And if that person does change quickly, you are bound to be heartbroken on two fronts: first, that person could easily be changed and swayed to do anything, and you are stuck with a pushover; and second, that person could quickly revert to old times and hurt you again. You need to muster up a lot of courage and patience to have to deal with such people.
- Be gentle. You may be tempted to get mad at a friend for hurting you over and over, and you may be tempted to shout and throw a tantrum. You will only add fire to a flame, and you can risk getting yourself hurt without having any significant changes happening. Try talking calmly to your friend, and then leave it at that.
- Don’t be afraid to walk away. Sometimes, leaving a person to find himself or herself can be a powerful way to make a person actually change for the better.
Motivation in school is something most students struggle with but if students, parents, and teachers cooperate with each other, studying won’t be such a hardship.
The Importance of Positive Feedback
Believe it or not but there are teachers and parents indeed who have difficulty saying simple words like “good job” and “congratulations”. They may be merely words, but never underestimate its impact on a child’s morale. Knowing that their hard work, no matter how small, is appreciated always motivates a child to do better next time.
The Right Time, Place, and Reason for Studying
Students can be more motivated by studying if they know and understand the importance of studying. You need to speak their language so that they’ll appreciate your efforts in making them study hard. If you want them to study, the best way to do that is to make them want the same thing as well.
The right environment is also crucial for motivating students. Having their own study table in their bedroom is good, but a bed in proximity could make them feel more impatient? If possible, have them study in your library, office, or a place where there are no possible distractions.
Students won’t be motivated if your demands are too excessive. Be reasonable with your expectations. Don’t expect them to devote all their free time to studying. Having them do so isn’t healthy anyway. Choose the appropriate schedule and amount of time for their studies and your child will be more motivated to do what you want.
Help Them Develop Goals
Simply asking them to “study harder” won’t be enough. Giving them a routine for studying at home is a good start, but it’s not enough. People of all ages are more motivated when they have actual goals to focus on.
A good goal is SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound.
General goals are difficult to achieve because they ask too much. Goals are more motivating if they state exactly what you should be after. Goals must also be measurable; if not, how can you know when you’ve achieved your goal? For students, goals are usually measured by their grades or certain academic or interscholastic achievements like being voted class president or winning a championship.
Goals must be realistic in the sense that they’re something a person can actually do. Goals must also be attainable. Given the circumstances and resources of a student, is the goal still achievable?
Lastly, goals must be time-bound as time can also be a source of motivation. With a deadline to meet, your child will be motivated to work hard early and diligently.
Rewards and Repercussions
No person is too old for rewards. It’s just a matter of choosing the right reward to motivate them. You’ll have to speak with your child to know what kind of reward they’ll be most motivated with. But there must be repercussions at the same time for additional motivation.
Repercussions, however, must be minor in comparison; you don’t want to motivate your child by fear and coercion, do you?
Motivate by Example
Last but not the least, be a role model to your child. You may not have the same goals, but whatever methods you apply to reach your goal can be something your child could adapt for his own goals.
Do all these and your child will be properly motivated in school!
For some people, waking up early is as natural as breathing. Lucky them. But for many others, waking up early is virtually an impossible thing to do. Luckily for them, using the motivational tips below can give them a better way to start the day.
Wake up to the right environment.
Believe it or not but the way your room looks can help or hinder your ability to wake up early. A messy room will generally make you disinclined to wake up early because cleaning your room will just be one of the many worries you have to tackle for the day.
But when you wake up to a clean room, just the sight of it can be energizing and make you jump out of bed. At least you’ve got one less worry to think about!
Give yourself a good reason to wake up early.
Waking up early come with instant benefits like better health, more time to spend on the things you want to do, and greater productivity. Give yourself ten minutes to think about all the good reasons for waking up early and you might never stop writing. Now, focus on these reasons the first moment your eyes open and you’ll be up and about in no time!
Get the best sleep you can.
One common reason why people find it difficult to wake up early is simply because they didn’t have enough sleep and if they had then it wasn’t good enough.
To get the best possible sleep, the first thing you should consider changing about your night routine is your sleeping hours. How about sleeping early for a change? Can’t the things you normally like to do at midnight be postponed for the next day?
Sleep as much as you need. This is different from being a professionally idle and sleeping the whole day away just because you want to and not because your body is demanding for rest and relaxation. Motivating yourself to wake up early is easier to do when your body is not clamoring for the opposite.
Sleep effectively. A night’s slumber is more restful and peaceful when you haven’t procrastinated at work and there weren’t any problems at home you chose to sweep under the rug instead of solving them as they come. Definitely, where you sleep also matters. Try to be comfortable as you can. Change your bed, rearrange your room, or have air-conditioning if that’s what will make you sleep better.
Reward and punish.
Let’s focus on the rewards first. Remember how you used to get candies from parents or stars from teachers when you did something good? How about upgrading the reward system to motivate you to wake up early?
A reward system, however, should cut both ways. To make the system more effective, you need to set repercussions for yourself when you wake up late. You also need to be stringent in implementing the penalties. Don’t rationalize. Don’t justify. The more aware you are about the consequences of waking up late, the more motivated you’ll be not to do it again.
Get a partner.
Find someone who’s also having trouble waking up early and work together to motivate yourselves to change. Don’t think of this along the lines of misery loving company, but rather this is more of a case of two hands getting more things done. The two of you will get the results you want more quickly if you help and motivate each other. Be his personal alarm clock and vice versa!
Think all video games are bad for kids? Not so. Even as studies continue to be conducted and debates heat up regarding the negative effects of video games for the mental state of young children, many schools and educators are advocating the use of these very games to help children learn better. Here are some of the fun games and online resources that can help motivate kids to study harder:
Who Wants to be a Mathonaire?
If the title seems familiar, it’s because it’s based on the popular TV game, except that the questions are all about mathematics. The animated show host is fun to watch and kids will love how math problems are presented in increasing difficulty. Perfect if you want to motivate them to study a subject most kids dislike.
Counting on a Cloud
This game is designed to help teach kids in K1 to learn how to count. Fun pictures are accompanied by sound so children are motivated to participate.
Kids familiar with Tetris will find this game stimulating. Instead of bricks or same colored objects, kids must be able to figure out the amount in the columns in order to eliminate them. If they can’t, the columns will fill up.
This is a great game for helping children learn spelling. The game consists of a bowl of alphabet soup from which kids can fish for letters to form words. There are available levels to interest and challenge kids from the 2nd grade to the 5th grade.
Game of the Vegetrons
Build your kids’ vocabulary and motivate them to study with this game, which encourages them to learn the meaning of words.
This is another fun spelling game to build skills. Kids will have to move letters in order to reveal the correct word.
Geography and Archaeology
Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?
This game has raised many grade school children (who are now grown) and is one of the few games that have made geography exciting again. The game is a terrific interactive quest that is best for children in the 5th and 6th grades.
Hunt the Ancestor
Kids can learn more about human evolution with this interactive game where they will be required to find the remains of their ‘ancestor’. They will then be motivated to collect information about their ‘finds’ and study them.
Want to motivate your kids to study geography? This is a great game for them to play. The objective of the game is to locate a treasure. To do so, kids must answer geography-related questions and find clues.
Online resources for games
Thanks to educational websites, finding games that can motivate your kids to study just got easier. SheppardSoftware.com is one such website that offers interactive online games. Games are categorized based on type, so it’s easy to choose which ones your kids want to try. Subjects such as vocabulary, mathematics, history, health and science are covered.
NobelPrize.org is also an excellent site. Click on the link to educational games and you will be brought to a page where children can be motivated to study subjects such as literature, economics, physiology, chemistry and physics. The games are simple but very effective. They are also fun to play. You’d be surprised at how addictive they can be, even for adults.
Motivating adult students are easier because they are aware of and appreciate the importance of education. On the other hand, motivating adult students is also more difficult because you can’t bribe them with sweets. In any case, here are a few tips to make your adult students more motivated in the classroom.
As we grow old, we become more appreciative of humor and, in relation to that, the fact that laughter is the best medicine in the world. Adult students become more motivated to listen to your lessons when you add humor to your teachings.
Apply Lessons to Life
One of the biggest differences between adult and minor students is their knowledge of life. Adult students know more about life and in a way, it’s their knowledge of life that has prompted them to seek higher or greater education. As such, they’ll become more interested in what you have to say and you can show a valid link between your lessons and life.
There are various ways to make your lessons relevant to the lives of your adult students. Firstly, you can cite real-life examples or illustrations. Anecdotes such as these definitely drive home the point that your lessons have significant bearing on their lives.
Prove Its Benefits
Young students go to school simply because they have no other choice. They are entirely dependent on their parents and are consequently unable to go against their parents’ will. It’s the opposite in the case of adult students. With adult students, going to school is generally a decision they make of their own free will. Most of them are paying for their own education even.
Because of that, adult students are more concerned about getting their money’s worth. In every class they attend, they are actively seeking for benefits. They care about a great many things that students normally don’t care for. First and foremost, they care about the competence of their professors. They expect teachers to be knowledgeable about their subject of choice, punctual, and professional.
Even factors not within your power to change are taken into consideration by adult students. Facilities matter to them. They desire an appropriate environment for studying, ample access to library and other important school resources, and professional and courteous service from school personnel.
Be a Role Model
Another difference between young and adult students is the relationship they build with their teachers. The relationship they have with their teachers matter to them and have a great influence on how they tackle their studies.
They want teachers they can like, respect, and trust. To achieve this, you need to be a role model to them. You must lead by example because adult students are more perceptive and perspicacious than minor students.
Don’t Violate Any Moral Code
Others may be self-righteous, some may simply fear the repercussions of going against society, but regardless of the reason, adult students are fully conscious of the need to value moral codes. Consequently, they are generally opposed to any teachings promoting violations of their personal ethics.
This doesn’t mean that adult students are perfect. Simply speaking, adult students are just more conscious of the consequences of right and wrong and those who prefer doing the latter are smart enough not to give any hint of their real inclinations.
Adult students may be more complex to teach, but in many ways, teaching them is also more rewarding because you know that when they step out of the classroom, they have the immediate power to put your lessons to good use.
A lot of people are guilty of waiting until the last minute to do something important. Some people say that they really have a lot of work to begin with, and some things simply have to wait on the back burner and thus end up being done at the last minute. Other people say that they love the energy of the last minute working schedule, where they are driven almost entirely by adrenalin.
Still, other people use the excuse of procrastination to look like they are working hard on something, when all that they have done is to wait until the last minute in order to look like they actually have a lot to work with, when they could have done things little by little every day and still met the deadline without going through the stress.
In any case, procrastination is difficult to deal with, and if you get used to it, it can be a difficult habit to get rid of, much less deal with. In fact, procrastination in school can only be the bad beginning to a clumsy career, and if you procrastinate all your life, you may as well put yourself in the hospital or the stress will mess with you and your family. On the other hand, if you would like to help someone do better and get themselves out of the procrastination habit, then you can use the following tips to motivate them to get off their bottoms and start working:
- Don’t be self-righteous. You were a procrastinator, too, and you may have fallen into the Last Minute Trap at one time or another. The key to motivating anyone is to show them that they can get out of the habit because someone has done it before. Talk to them about your own experiences.
You can compare your work quality between something that you did when you were near a deadline and something that you did little by little and passed on time without worrying whether you would actually turn up alive at passing time. You can also compare what the last minute work did to your health, and how you were able to get yourself to do better.
- Set a good example. It will not do your apprentice any good if you as the master are as bad a procrastinator, or even worse. You cannot motivate someone to change if you do not show them how, so be prepared to show your stuff as you meet your own deadlines.
- Be open to questions. A procrastinator can be willing to change, and you may have some advice to offer.
- Offer the person rewards for a deadline well met, say a few days before. If this person is your child or sibling, you can offer money or a treat at a nearby restaurant as a reward. If this person is your co-worker or classmate, then treat yourselves to a movie or a game night if you are able to meet your deadlines well.
- The opposite works, too: if you are not able to procrastinate, find a way to slightly punish yourselves, say by cleaning your house or apartment, not going out for a few rounds of beer, or not spending over $5 for your dinner out.
- Encourage the person to set their own deadlines. Having a deadline days or weeks before the real deadline can make them more motivated since they’re breaking their own records!