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 be on the bench as... 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 →

Give Them Confidence

Sometimes I wish that I could take the confidence I have in myself to do academic work, bottle it up in over a hundred mini capsules and just give it to my learners to drink, mix into their food or even spray it on like a perfume or cologne. That is my greatest challenge in... 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 →

I could use something sweet

This past week I have been really craving a lot of sweetness. I am a born again sucker for anything sweet to tickle my taste buds and touch my heart. Don't get me wrong, a good salty treat is good for the soul now and again but a girl's got preferences. If you think I... Continue Reading →

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