A Not Well Teacher

I think as teachers we are really afraid of becoming ill or missing classroom time for personal reasons. Although we are only human, surrounded by many other humans, these things do happen and we should not be too hard on ourselves. The curriculum or rather the annual teaching plan does not factor in public holidays... 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 schools after a directive from... Continue Reading →

Setting vs Marking The Paper

Not so long ago I was asked which one is more difficult as a teacher setting the test/exam paper or marking it? At that point in time I was not so sure, I was just neutral, thinking "oh well, it is just part of the job." After going through an entire quarter of school, I... Continue Reading →

Difficult Employment Decisions

This week I was asked to think about whether my place of work is really the place for me. If whether I see myself being there given my aspirations, zeal and desires for growth and the possibility that that might not happen in the environment that I am in. How crazy is that? I have... Continue Reading →

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