Thoughts of a Matric Teacher

I was shocked when I was told that I would be teaching Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy in 2022 (aka my first year of teaching). As with most of my challenges and my desire to have a job and my excitement of the nature of my job, I said yes. From my personal experience, I knew... Continue Reading →

Hitting The Teacher’s Wall

Have you ever heard of a runner's wall? I believe it is something teachers have too. For those that aren't marathon runners, to be honest I'm not one either, the term "runner's wall" or "hitting the wall" is used when a runner's stored energy (glycogen) within their muscles is depleted. Apparently this happens around the... Continue Reading →

Teacher, Don’t Suffer in Silence

I once saw a picture that said "If your profession has an 'appreciation day' it is probably because you are not being paid enough". I laughed in realisation that truer words were never spoken/written. Earlier in this month, 5th October, we observed World Teachers' Day. As we know, teaching is a very noble profession that... Continue Reading →

Matric Exams: All round anxiety

It's about that time of the year again, as it is every year. Matric FINAL exam season! The time of year when Matriculants are realising that this is it! Parents/Guardians are stressed out! Teacher are hyper-nervous! And the whole school at large just has to comply. People think that Grade 12 is the end of... Continue Reading →

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