PLANNING TO WIN THE BEE? PRACTICE!

GREAT RESULTS DEMANDS A GREAT START

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Spelling Competitions should not be considered as more distractions or interruptions of the school calendar and activities; they are useful tools in the development of the student or participant.

The Power of Spelling Bees…

Spelling Bee is very powerful! It is one competition that has gotten global acceptance and culture within schools, communities and individuals. The potency of the competition or contest can be classified into the following:

  1. Mood Context – Students sometimes DSC_5462have mood swings and easily need a huge form and level of motivation. The Spelling Bee is quite a useful tool to help set moods and also define moods for students. The winning, seriousness, alertness, etc are all forms of various moods that condition the student. So parents, educators and schools must realize this point and also seek to leverage on it.
  2. Atmosphere Context – I believe that learning can be fun. Indeed, learning should and must be fun. The spelling bee as a game, sport or competition can create the right atmosphere; useful for comportment, learning and other positive things.
  3. Academic Context – If ever there was aimages creative way to promote studying, research, reading, literacy, etc it would definitely be through spelling bees. We must remember that tools are used, they are a means to an end most times. Participants and students are required to learn words and study hard in preparation for the Spelling Bee Competition. Furthermore, during the competition, both the audience and speller get to learn about the correct spelling and sometimes the definitions of the words being spelt.
  4. Behavioural Context – Like most competitions, there are rules to obey and follow. The Spelling Bee Teachers and Students to be law abiding and rules conscious. It helps in the development of good behavior through compliance with rules.
  5. Skills Context – Reading is not just an activity but also a skill. The students are equipped with reading skills in preparation of most spelling bee competition.
  6. Esteem & Values Context – Everyone is considered a winner within the competition, however, some students will emerge as winners downloadof the grand prize(s). The temptation to cheat is curbed through the rules but participants are required to cheer each other…win or lose. This is a sign of good values. Their esteem is built and grown with the confidence infused into the participants due to the knowledge gained while studying for the competition. The competition also positions participants to overcome their fears by placing them before a large audience to spell. This eventually increases Self Esteem.
  7. Culture & History Context – The students get exposed to several words, roots/origin, part of speech, etc. This is indirectly a unique way of exposure to several culture and diverse history. Also, it helps to shape their career direction and interest.
  8. Brain & Performance Context – We have been told DSC_5860that what we don’t use goes dormant. In fact, our brains are not fully harnessed by us. Memorization of words, sounds, etc are some characteristics and features of the Spelling Bee. Hence, the brain gets to be utilized, stretched and also harnessed. The eventual outcome of this is better performance

AIM TO WIN

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We all aim for the best in life. Therefore, trainers, handlers and participants should aim for the best which is to WIN!. One sure way for this to happen is through PRACTICE!

There is a common quote that says “He who fails to practice has practiced to fail.”

PRACTICE TODAY AND EVERYDAY

You must begin a lifestyle and culture of practice for a great outcome.

When should you practice?

  1. When you are alone
  2. After reading
  3. When you’re excited
  4. When you’re with others
  5. When you don’t feel like

DO WHAT YOU’VE READ

In summary, you are expected to do something about what you’ve read and get your students to begin their journey of practicing.

ARE YOU REGISTERED FOR THE 10TH EDITION OF THE TEAMMASTERS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE???

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If your answer is NO, then you must hurry to register to be a part of this competition.

Payment Details: Teammasters Global Standard Limited/1012533092/Zenith Bank

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/SpellingBee10thEdition

for further enquiries, please call 08094644634, 08033856800 or you can send an email to olurotimi.eyitayo@spellingbeenigeria.com

Teammasters National Spelling Bee…..Spelling is Compelling

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BEING NUMBER ONE

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Our craving for titles and being regarded in terms of positions when it comes to achievements is something that we don’t take for granted. Our up bring and nurturing has equally contributed to the reinforcement of going ahead of others to attain the position and feeling that comes with being NUMBER ONE.

So what does it mean to be Number One?

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This question can only be answered correctly if we treat being number one from different perspectives;

Perspective #1: Being Number One from Definition and Description

An individual, organization, product, etc is referred to as Number One when dominance, prominence and preference is achieved ahead of others within the same space or benchmark. It could also mean to attain the reference of being the first to start or create something.

Perspective #2: Being Number One from Feelings and Fulfillment

imagesThis is more of an inner state of being and resolve to see the best as only option which becomes a driving force to emerge the best.

This dimension is quite a critical dimension because most individuals, organizations and teams are first Number One from the place of belief before translating it on the outside.

I would recommend that as individuals or organizations, we should watch our focus while on the journey to attaining market leadership with reference to positions. We ought to focus on the “being” much more that he “doing”.

I know this is definitely a bit of departure from the norm as practical by many. We tend to consider jumping out ahead believing that we have limited time to be positional Number One.

Yes, I certainly agree that we don’t have all the time in the world but we all are Number One in disguise. The position is good but the state of “being” is better.

WOULD BEING NUMBER ONE CAUSE ANY CHANGE?

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Everything that is good and also posses value would always cost something. Being Number One would cost you three (3) major things…

  1. ASSOCIATION: You will need to gravitate towards the direction of individuals or associations that can nurse, inspire, stir and challenge the greatness inside you. Association comes with a price however, the benefits outweigh the cost. It would also cost you to disassociate with some individuals or groups.
  2. PRACTICE: Being the best would equally cost you practice; ability to repeat certain actions towards better understanding and mastery of the exact thing. Practice involves the indivudal’s attention and strength.
  3. TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Training is quite different from practice. Being the best would require you seeking knowledge, getting informed and being equipped towards development in the line and direction of being the best.

IS IT WORTH BEING THE BEST?

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Nothing would give so much pleasure to realize the impact, influence, income that follows individuals, organizations, projects, groups, etc who truly are the best.

Furthermore, it is better to know that you give your all towards being the best than not trying. We all must remember at the end of life, time and chance that we would either be regretting being the best or reflecting and rejoicing on being the best.

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BE THE BEST! BE NUMBER ONE!

Thank You.

ROTIMI EYITAYO
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OFFICIAL TIMETABLE OF THE TEAMMASTERS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE (8TH EDITION)

Hello Everyone!

The entire Board, Management and Team Members of the Teammasters National Spelling Bee wishes you all a Happy New Year. We do hope that this new academic session will be a successful and fruitful one!

The holidays are usually a look forward to moment for everyone – school management, teachers, students and pupils, likewise parents due to the family funtime, spare time to rest as well as make plans for the new session…some people wish it could extend a little longer, don’t you?

Anyways, we are back to school now and like it or not…holidays are OVER!!! So get yourselves (body, mind and spirit) together and set the gear in motion for a fantastic session.

Right here on this side of the world is an ongoing full steam preparation towards the 8th Edition of the Teammasters National Spelling Bee.

We are excited to finally announce the dates of the 8th edition spelling bee!!! We hope you are as excited as we are. Below is the competition calendar:

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION CENTRES DATES
COORDINATOR’S BRIEFING (LAGOS ONLY) Coordinators would be briefed on the modalities of the competition. All Centres January 18, 2017
 

 

LAGOS DISTRICT FINALS

(Elimination Stage)

 
This is the first stage of the competition where all registered spellers compete. Elimination is done till qualifiers for the Zonals emerge.
Surulere District January 24 & 25, 2017
Ikeja District January 26 & 27, 2017
Berger District January 27 & 28, 2017
Festac District January 31 & February 1, 2017
Badagry District
Lekki District February 2 & 3, 2017
Ajah District
AKWA – IBOM STATE FINALS  

 

 

 

 

Students compete and get eliminated till the state finalists.

Uyo February 6, 2017
CROSS RIVER STATE FINALS Calabar February 7, 2017
RIVERS STATE DISTRICT & STATE FINALS Port – Harcourt February 8 – 11, 2017
BAYELSA STATE FINALS Yenogoa February 10, 2017
OGUN STATE FINALS Abeokuta February 13, 2017
OYO STATE FINALS Ibadan
ONDO STATE FINALS Akure February 14, 2017
EKITI STATE FINALS Ado – Ekiti
OSUN STATE FINALS Osogbo February 15, 2017
KWARA STATE FINALS Ilorin February 16, 2017

LAGOS STATE ZONALS
Qualifiers from the district level compete here. Elimination is done until state qualifiers emerge ·   Island Centre & Mainland Centre February 17, 2017
February 18, 2017
DELTA STATE FINALS Students compete for championship Warri February 20, 2017
ENUGU STATE FINALS Students compete for championship Enugu February 21, 2017
EDO STATE FINALS Students compete for championship Benin February 22, 2017

LAGOS STATE FINALS

 

ABUJA DISTRICT & STATE FINALS

Students compete at this stage until state finalists emerge ·   Pry Category February 24, 2017
·  Sec Category

 

 

February 25, 2017

 

February 27 & 28, 2017

 

NATIONAL FINALS & PRESENTATION OF PRIZES

This is the grand finale where top winners across participating states compete for championships. This is a closing ceremony for the edition where winners are awarded prizes and special awards. ·   Pry Category March 10, 2017
·   Sec Category March 11, 2017

We hope to announce the Hosting Schools and Venues very soon.

More updates on the competition would be coming your way as time goes. Some of which would include:

  • Unveiling & Profiling of the Pronouncer(s) of the Edition
  • Announcement of Hosting Schools
  • Announcement of available products
  • Unveiling of Participating Schools

Please feel free to contact us for further enquiries or assistance.

We look forward to an exciting edition…

Once again, WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!!!

Cheers.

Spelling is Compelling…

Rotimi Eyitayo
Spelling Bee Director

 

A FRESH START FOR SCHOOL HEADS

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The academic session can be quite demanding for School Heads. This sometimes might lead to physical exhaustion as well as emotional and mental fatigue. The holiday period should be used to help rejuvenate the entire system and the mind while creating the time for a retreat.

This getaway doesn’t have to be a regular planned holiday but it might as well be a carved out time devoted to thinking things through.

A fresh start beginning with a retreat set apart to design the future and new session in order to avoid complete burn out.

The TeamMasters Summer Retreat for School Heads with Rotimi Eyitayo presents such an opportunity for all existing school heads, school leaders as well as individuals being groomed for school leadership.

At this retreat, participants would get to develop strategies for their individual businesses and academic institutions, development and insight through the different sessions.

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7TH EDITION COMPETITION CALENDAR

Hello Spelling Bee Contestants!

This is to inform you of the timelines and updates of the TeamMasters Spelling Bee Competition (7th Edition).

The competition dates have now been adjusted to accommodate the current situation of fuel scarcity and difference in school resumption dates. We want to ensure stability especially in the fuel crisis so that participants and schools can have easy logistics plans and movement to the venues of the competition.

However, we wish to also inform participants and schools that this will be the final adjustment of the competition dates and excuses will no longer be permitted.

We sincerely apologize for the delay in communication as well as the inconveniences this may have caused. The competition dates have now been moved to May 2016. Competition Calendar is shown below.

Venues will be communicated accordingly once confirmation has been made on the change in dates. This would be done before the end of the month (April).

Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience caused. Together, we can make the edition successful, fun and memorable for everyone.

For more enquiries, kindly call 08094644634 or send an email to olurotimi.eyitayo@spellingbeenigeria.com.

Thank you for your usual cooperation and understanding.7TH EDITION CALENDAR

Thankful Thursday – Appreciating Edidot Schools

EDIDOT SCHOOLS, AWOYAYA (LAGOS STATE)

The Management and Staff of TeamMasters would like to express  profound gratitude to Edidot Schools for the support towards the TeamMasters Spelling Bee Competition.

TeamMasters have been able to build a strong relationship with Edidot Schools for over 3 years and still counting. Edidot schools have been very supportive all the way on all of our projects and we would like to use this medium to say Thank You!

We commend greatly the significant contributions of the school towards raising future leaders.

WELCOME TO EDIDOT SCHOOLS!

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Edidot Schools take up the responsibility to ensure they are not just bringing up a well-rounded child, but also respectful and God fearing leaders of tomorrow.

It is a school that sees to all aspects of grooming with lots of love, guidance and direction for the students to be successful. Edidot aims to make each student excel and succeed in all he/she does through hard work.

Their Mission Statement is to “Deliver professionally and with God’s help, a combined American, British and Nigerian education that will enable a child to function in the international world.”

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Motto: Excellence Always, Where your Child Will Succeed!

What we stand for:

  • Outstanding Academic Record
  • High Moral and Discipline Standards
  • Personalized attention
  • Modern and Excellent facilities
  • Safe and friendly environment
  • Small sized classrooms (18 students)
  • Experienced and Caring Staff members

Their style of teaching is based on research and years of experience in the art of knowledge transfer. Their teaching faculty has over 230years of combined teaching experience, placing emphasis on improving analytical and critical thinking skills amongst the children.

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Edidot Schools also engage their students in out-of-class learning experiences within and outside the country. The School has both Primary and secondary categories with boarding facilities. It is owned by Rev. (Dr.) Mrs. Edith A. Okubanjo (Proprietress & CEO, Board of Governors).

Please visit www.edidotschools.com If you would like to know more about Edidot Schools.