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.

 

 

THE QUEST FOR THE NEXT CHAMPION

LAGOS STATE DISTRICT COMPETITIONS…

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Finally, registration to participate in the 7th Edition of the TeamMasters Spelling Bee Competition has come to a close and the spellers from all participating schools are ready for the national contest!

The mock competition conducted was really an eye opener for all spellers as their mistakes were clearly identified and corrected. Common mistakes identified were;

  • Irregular use of the Life Lines
  • Not repeating the word after spelling
  • Not speaking clearly into the microphone

Spellers alongside coordinators and parents who attended were sure able to take note of all these and could use them to better prepare for the main competitions.

The District, which is the first stage of the competition kicked off in Lagos State starting from March 1st to March 12th. About seven (7) District Competitions took place within Lagos States, the last one scheduled to hold in 15th of April 2016.

The competition was a huge success in all the districts. Subsequently, other participating states will have their District finals commencing from April 13, 2016.

We say a Big Congratulations to the district finalists!

We hope preparations are underway at your end for the Zonal stage of the competition.

PREPARE YOUR SPELLERS BETTER…

1Remember, proper preparation prevents poor performance, and we have just what you need to help you prepare adequately. The book ‘Mastering Spelling Bee,’ is a guide that ensures excellent performance at the spelling bee competition. The book is a special guide that is essential for any spelling bee contestant, coach, parents and teachers

It reveals;

  • Common mistakes spellers make during the competition
  • Life Lines available and how to make the best use of them
  • Teaching methods and techniques parents, coordinators and spelling bee tutors can adopt
  • Practical methods to surviving tough rounds
  • The keys to winning any spelling bee contest!

 “Mastering Spelling Bee is an effective tool to help equip and empower students to excel in the spelling bee and any other competition”  …Rotimi Eyitayo Author “Mastering Spelling Bee”; Project Director, TeamMasters Spelling Bee)

Beyond just learning hundreds of words, it is very important for every speller to master the skill of spelling and competitions. So hurry and pick up copies for your spellers so they can read up and practice during the holidays!

Copies of the book are available at our corporate office – 2nd floor. 51, Opebi Road, Ikeja Lagos.

APPRECIATING OUR HOST SCHOOLS…

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YES! We cannot but express our profound gratitude and appreciation to all our host schools at the mock and district competitions.

  1. Eritoy Schools, Ajah, Lagos State
  2. Queensland Academy, Okota, Lagos State
  3. Edidot Schools, Awoyaya, Lagos State
  4. Riverbank Schools, Victoria Island, Lagos State
  5. Caleb International College, Magodo, Lagos State
  6. Karmel Group of Schools, Ifako, Lagos State
  7. Christ the King International Schools, Gbagada, Lagos State
  8. Celia International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  9. Emmanuel International School, Jos, Plateau State
  10. RCCG Temple of God Parish, Lekki, Lagos State

Thank you for your support!

We also welcome more schools who may be interested in hosting other stages of the competition within their states. Please feel free to contact us.

Follow us on our social media platforms for updates as the competition progresses

Do have a great and fulfilled week!

Cheers

Rotimi Eyitayo
Project Director (TeamMasters Spelling Bee)

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