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 →

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 a title that are called... 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 →

Raising Standards Through Collaboration

This week I had the opportunity to do something great! I was asked to present to a global audience on an important topic that will probably stand the test of time. I am sharing my slides with you because I want this to echo to as many people as possible. Collaboration in all its forms... Continue Reading →

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