Archive for August, 2015

Alarm in Alaska

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Alarm in Alaska

Grade 6 teacher, Jill Howdyshell, reports from a small Yup’ik fishing village in Bristol Bay in south-western Alaska that “climate change is having a real and direct impact on this community now”.

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Moving forward with e4 – redefining teaching and learning

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Moving forward with e4 – redefining teaching and learning

Increasingly, educators and curriculum developers around the world are being challenged to rethink approaches to teaching and learning.1

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Connections, not collections: the Molteno Library at Bishops Diocesan College

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Connections, not collections: the Molteno Library at Bishops Diocesan College

The journey of transforming the Molteno Library at Bishops Diocesan College in Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape, in fact began years ago, and was the accumulation of a global coevolutionary change in consciousness, thinking and ideas about learning and spaces.

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A healthy heartbeat: Whole Life Education Centre (McGregor Waldorf Primary School and McGregor High School) celebrates 21 years of innovative sustainability

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A healthy heartbeat: Whole Life Education Centre (McGregor Waldorf Primary School and McGregor High School) celebrates 21 years of innovative sustainability

“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.”

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TIPS FOR TEACHERS

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TIPS FOR TEACHERS

I have filled several locum posts, and each one has brought a set of challenges that I could only have partly foreseen.

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Fazed by school reform in France

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Fazed by school reform in France

French teachers took to the streets in May this year to protest government proposals.

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Anger and apathy in Angola

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Anger and apathy in Angola

Seasoned international correspondent Nicholas Kristof recently returned shaken from Angola, a country he describes as “oil rich”, “fabulously corrupt” and “the deadliest place in the world to be a child”.

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Transgendering a trending topic

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Transgendering a trending topic

In Thailand, all university students must wear uniforms.

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Viva, Vietnam!

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Viva, Vietnam!

Writing for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in June 2015, Andreas Schleicher, director of education and skills for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), enthused about Vietnam’s performance in the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) tests.

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Accommodating everyone

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Accommodating everyone

The word ‘accommodate’ is an important one, too often sidelined in our classrooms.

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Responsive parenting campaign launches in South Africa

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Responsive parenting campaign launches in South Africa

The first 1 000 days of a child’s life are vital in shaping their lifelong ability to learn, to acquire social skills and to maximise income earning potential.

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