Helping teachers get better at ‘how’ to teach as well as ‘what’ to teach

2019-02-04 12:04

"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 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.

At this Joburg school, the teacher dresses up as Wonder Woman and the kids learn to become heroes

2018-04-12 16:16

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.

Why sarcasm is such a brilliantly inclusive and effective way to teach children – not

2018-03-19 14:12

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.

Homo Naledi and the evolution of man: What do you tell your kids?

2015-09-11 11:42

Is there a right way to explain evolution to your child?

China's well-off kids more likely to be nearsighted

2015-02-10 14:11

Myopia is twice as prevalent in the middle-income province of Shaanxi compared to the poorer neighbouring province of Gansu.

Teacher's 'death threat' controls wild teens

2014-03-25 11:05

Ingenious teacher threatens class with Game of Thrones Season 4 spoilers.

What kids really think about fear

2013-03-19 11:52

Pearls of wisdom, fun and zaniness from pre-schoolers.


Improving the teaching standards in South Africa: the carrot or the stick?

2019-02-04 11:54

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.

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.

8 things great teachers do differently

2018-03-27 15:37

Is it possible to pinpoint what makes a great teacher? Here's 8 ways to go from average to great.

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.

Teachers need your help

2015-07-29 11:09

5 things teachers want parents to know

E-learning can reduce shortage of health workers

2015-01-12 15:14

Electronic learning can help make up for a global shortfall of doctors and nurses as identified in a recent WHO report.

Atheist kid bullied at school

2013-05-27 13:24

Children may be victimised in schools because of their parents’ beliefs.

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