We asked teachers to name one thing parents should never do

2019-11-09 15:49

While parents are invested in their children receiving the best possible education, they can sometimes be unfairly pushy towards teachers.

OPINION: Lessons from New Zealand on education and teacher training

2019-09-25 09:07

The demands placed on teachers in a normal school day is no joke, particularly in today's world, where everything a teacher does is scrutinised and questioned, not only by parents but also by some students, writes Belinda Backwell.

This teacher is showing us a side of teaching we rarely see

2019-01-10 09:17

It's one of the most underrated jobs and this teacher is showing us just how far educators are willing to go to ensure their students are successful.

Here's why every teacher should have this simple box on their desk

2018-10-15 16:26

“I’ve been teaching middle school for 15 years, and I can honestly say this is the best thing I’ve ever done to reach my kids," explains Julia Brown of the "I need" box she created for her classroom.

Inside the Royal Bafokeng nation's R450 million school in rural North West

2018-09-10 06:10

The school was established from funds the community got from mining operations in the area.

Challenges facing young professionals

2018-04-09 13:46

Many young professionals experience patriarchy, ageism and racism and come across difficulties concerning the lack of work experience and financial assistance. Neliswa Dludla's story is the first step towards change.

Hilarious: maths teacher kicks off new year with a song

2017-01-20 15:29

Remember that funny thing that happened in class? We all have a story to share... these kids have a video.

How to solve SA maths crisis? Not by failing pupils, says education expert

2016-12-14 16:19

Outrage about possibly allowing students to pass to the next grade with only 20% in maths hides a crisis in mathematics teaching and learning across all years, says an expert.

Teaching at home and in the work place

2016-11-17 15:46

Good teachers impart sound knowledge and eager learners will cherish this acquisition for life. After all it is priceless and no one can steal or take away the knowledge you have.

Pupils pay tribute to two inspirational teachers ‘huge loss to community’

2016-02-16 12:15

The deaths of two beloved city teachers have resulted in an outpouring of tributes from their former pupils and the colleagues they worked with.


More than 230% increase in sex abuse cases by teachers over past 5 years - SA Council of Educators

2019-10-10 18:01

Reports of sexual abuse by teachers have risen by more than 230% since 2014, the South African Council of Educators has reportedly told Parliament.

A high school teacher came up with a brilliant way to talk to her students about mental health, and it's going viral

2019-04-03 12:41

High school teacher Erin Castillo designed a mental health check-in chart where students can anonymously share if they're struggling.

The importance of our teachers

2018-11-29 09:38

The idea that teachers have a powerful influence over their students is not new, but proving the link between a teacher’s expectations and a student’s outcomes has been difficult. Until now.

Our teachers are dealing with great adversity. How we can support them

2018-10-05 09:31

If it is true that it takes a village to raise (educate) a child, it becomes everybody's responsibility to create safe spaces for this to be accomplished, write Lorna Dreyer and Lynne Damons.


2018-07-15 07:00

EVERY teacher working in a church-founded school who is in a relationship but not married must tie the knot in November.

SA teachers skip classes

2017-08-13 06:00

Pupils lose about 40% of learning time every year in South African schools because teachers habitually skip classes, according to a study by the Centre for Development and Enterprise.

Local teacher bags award for excellence

2016-12-19 11:48

A passionate Pietermaritzburg schoolteacher has bagged a provincial award for excellence.

Updated: Teachers who have the most creative ways of teaching

2016-11-22 09:47

Sometimes sitting in a classroom and listening to a teacher drone on about various mind-boggling things can be the best sedative. But there are a few teachers out there who know just how to hold their classes' attention.

Unions welcome acting KZN Education head

2016-05-05 12:00

Teacher unions have welcomed the appointment of advocate Bheki Masuku as the acting head of the Department of Education in the province.

Non-working teachers shocked by non-payment

2016-02-16 11:14

Some KZN teachers were up in arms on Monday after the provincial Department of Education froze their salaries apparently for not showing up for work over a period.

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