16 SepHow to tackle the issue of mother-tongue instruction in South African schools
In South Africa, mother-tongue instruction is maintained until the third year in most schools. The language of teaching and learning changes to English from Grade 4 and then mother tongue is taught as a subject rather than used as the language of instruction.
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As the back and forth about when, or even if, to open schools, as well as the various concerns related to that continue, I am concerned...
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Opinion: Is it reading or technology, or reading and technology?
Much is said about the sad results of the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) that revealed that 78% of South...
Teachers are vital in the war against Covid-19 and digital misinformation
Via Afrika Group Knowledge Manager Micheal Goodman-Mareme talks what teachers can do about the spread of factually incorrect information.
Coronavirus: How teachers can manage health and safety at schools now
We compiled a list of tips to help teachers do their bit to prevent coronavirus exposure in schools.
Mathematical thinking begins in the early years with dialogue and real-world exploration
It’s natural to think that mathematics is primarily about numbers. In school, we first learn how to recite numbers and then spend...
PRINTABLE | Covid-19: Handwashing steps for young children and teens
We've made two posters available for parents and teachers to download and print.
Who is Generation Alpha? Here's everything you need to know about them
The Alpha Generation, those children who were born from 2010, started school three years ago. This generation will face the much...
Humans vs AI Machines in the workplace – getting to the win-win
I think it is worth coming to a shared understanding of what artificial intelligence is. We can say that any machine that is able to...
Why are teachers essential to children’s well-being?
"Many teachers do not feel supported, cared for or have a sense of emotional well-being themselves. This perhaps is where we need to...
WATCH: South African teaches his South Korean students the gumboot dance
South African teacher Thembinkosi Tera Mkonko shared this video of him teaching his South Korean students the infamous gumboot dance.
Is rote learning really so bad? (And how to do it well)
Via Afrika Group's Knowledge Manager Micheal Goodman-Mareme talks about one of the hottest topics in education: rote learning and what...
Learnings from an edtech show
Via Afrika Group's Knowledge Manager Micheal Goodman-Mareme shares the insights he picked up after attending the annual BETT Show, an...
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