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 →

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 →

#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 opinion): There is a call... 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 be on the bench as... Continue Reading →

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