The Prodigal Child Returneth

June 30, 2019

Okay, so there are admittedly a few things wrong with the title of this post, but I smiled as I wrote it and it just felt right. Obviously, I am … Continue reading

Teacher Feature: Spotlight on Terewiael Mshiu

June 25, 2019

The third installment of this blog’s “Teacher Features” is now here!  This time, the spotlight is on Mwalimu Mshiu, whose first name I only learned after she had already left … Continue reading

Going Mainstream in 2018

June 17, 2019

Hi guys and a resounding POLE SANA (so sorry) for being so late with this data.  We’ve had massive change at Toa Nafasi this year and our graph-making got a … Continue reading

Nudge, Don’t Nag

June 10, 2019

Just like the last blog post, this one also centers around Toa’s Friday workshops in which we dedicate the afternoon to our teaching staff’s professional development. Last week, Ema led … Continue reading

Born to Hand Jive

June 3, 2019

Loooong after Sandy and Danny brought down the house at Rydell High, the hand jive and various versions of it still permeate (pop) culture, both in the States and in … Continue reading

Teacher Feature: Spotlight on Sarah Minja

May 28, 2019

Our second “Teacher Feature” following Rose Assey is about Sarah Minja, another tutor who has been with Toa since 2016 and who has just been named Head Tutor at Moshi … Continue reading

Calling All SPED-Heads!

May 27, 2019

Hey everybody!  This blog post is a quick reminder that we are just under two months away from the 16th biennial conference of the International Association of Special Education to … Continue reading

Teacher Feature: Spotlight on Rose Assey

May 21, 2019

“Teacher Features” were an item we were going to start back in 2016 and never quite got around to doing.  Because I (as founder and previously as director) am starting … Continue reading

The Fabulous Gabriella Center

May 13, 2019

Toa Nafasi and The Gabriella Center have long been partners assisting children with severe disabilities and special education needs.  Toa sponsors kids at Gabriella who cannot thrive in the mainstream … Continue reading

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