If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Sprinkles. More sun than clouds. Mild.
Mukundi Lambani wants to make learning African languages fun.
South Africa’s first Sign Language Teachers’ Training Programme was launched on Monday.
Alexa and Siri may tell jokes mined from a humour database, but they just don’t get them.
Academic outcomes can be accomplished by high teaching quality, but sadly, teaching is not seen as the most prestigious and attractive profession in South Africa. Research on newly qualified teachers also indicates that students enter their studies with very poor skills, motivation and passion, and leave with little more. We need to change this in order to turn SA's teaching cycle from a vicious to a virtuous one.
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.
Is it possible to pinpoint what makes a great teacher? Here's 8 ways to go from average to great.
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.
5 things teachers want parents to know
Electronic learning can help make up for a global shortfall of doctors and nurses as identified in a recent WHO report.
Children may be victimised in schools because of their parents’ beliefs.
The family of a South African teacher who has been reported missing in Vietnam plans to spread its search deeper into the the rural areas outside Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) this week.
The idea follows research which suggests we retain information better if it's repeated to us when we sleep.
"Some don’t want to try out new assessment methods. Others are reluctant to use technology for teaching. And some resist any sort of professional development because they’re used to doing things in a particular way."
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.
It’s a South African first, and possibly a world first too. Cosplay, the art of dressing up as your favourite comic book character, has taken this school by storm.
Children often cannot distinguish between when we're being serious and sarcastic, and while it might not seem like such a big deal to parents and teachers, it can leave children feeling disrespected and alone.
Is there a right way to explain evolution to your child?
Myopia is twice as prevalent in the middle-income province of Shaanxi compared to the poorer neighbouring province of Gansu.
Ingenious teacher threatens class with Game of Thrones Season 4 spoilers.
Pearls of wisdom, fun and zaniness from pre-schoolers.
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