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This blog is all about sharing all things life! Especially the life of a new teacher in South Africa about to take up her space! In order to Be Royalty; We must Teach Royalty! I share my journey with you, my thoughts, my aspirations, my struggles and my triumphs because I believe, although we might have been born alone, we were not meant to live on Earth alone. We share so much common ground not only as teachers but as human beings; however, we often forget that we are not alone. We need to stand together and help fix each other’s crowns

  • Leadership in Education
    The topic of leadership has come up a lot lately in my life in more ways than one. It is such a big and broad topic that takes on multiple shapes and forms. One thing to note that I think is important, it is not only those that are given… Continue Reading →
  • #BeATeacher
    Fact: An eduaction system cannot outperform the quality of its teachers [paraphrased Andreas Schleicher]. Another fact: Studies show that over the next decade (a little less than) South Africa will lose approximately 45% of its teachers in the public sector due to retirement. Last fact (a little bit of an… Continue Reading →
  • Life Is A Team Sport
    In any team sport you need a team captain, in your life it is YOU. Your coach will be you higher power or whatever guiding principles you live by. You teammates are the people you count on to get goals/baskets/touchdowns. Some people will be your starting players while others will… Continue Reading →
  • Youthful Teachers
    In the month of June we celebrate what is known as Youth Day on 16 June in South Africa. It got me thinking about my profession, and my youth in relation to it. Youth Day commemorates the Soweto youth uprising of 16 June 1976. In 1975 protests started in African… Continue Reading →

“Spread Love, Light and Knowledge”

Sithembiso Gugulethu Mbatha, Author
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