BY HELGA BISHOP Brescia House School, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, along with four of its teachers, has been recognised as a global leader in successful integrations of technology with teaching and learning. Brescia has been selected by Microsoft as a 2014/2015 Microsoft Showcase School1 for its excellence in transforming the learning environment to deliver more personalised […]
Title: Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age Author: William Powers Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers ISBN: 978-1-921640-78-0 This book is about a yearning and a need. It’s about finding a quiet, spacious place where the mind can wander free. We all know what that place feels like, and […]
Unicorn Preparatory School is a Christian, English-medium day school catering for 346 boys and girls from Grade R to Grade 7. In 2015, Unicorn Preparatory celebrates 21 years as an independent school and its 43rd birthday.
Title: Journeys C ommon C ore: C atholic Identity Edition Authors: James F. Baumann, David J. Chard, Jamal Cooks, J. David Cooper, Russell Gersten, Marjorie Lipson, Lesley Mandel Morrow, John J. Pikulski, Hector H. Rivera, Mabel Rivera, Shane Templeton, Sheila W. Valencia, Catherine Valentino, MaryEllen Vogt, Irene Fountas Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company ISBN: […]
Title: Second chances Author: Maria Phalime Publisher: Pearson Imprint: Maskew Miller Longman ISBN: 978-0-636-15067-0 Title: Doorways Author: Charmaine Kendal Title: The C lub Author: Stephen Finn Publisher: Pearson Imprint: Maskew Miller Longman ISBN: 978-0-636-17652-2 Reviewed by: Fiona de Villiers Second chances, a short novel by Maria Phalime, The Club, a short play by Stephen Finn […]
In November 2014, four Elkanah House School teachers were selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts for 2015.1 This ISASA member school is in Cape Town in the Western Cape.
Title: Nora Webster Author: Colm Tóibín Publisher: Viking (Penguin) ISBN: 978-0-670-91815-7 Reviewed by: David Lea Colm Tóibín’s Costa award-winning novel Brooklyn told the story of a young Irish woman who emigrated to a new life and opportunities in America in the 1960s. The town that she left, Enniscorthy, on the south-east coast of Ireland, is […]
A common error new teachers make is that they anthropomorphise teenagers. They make the faulty assumption that teenagers are human. Forgive them. In their ignorant ‘love-the-world’ state, it is excusable. One should remember that animal lovers are prone to the same mistake about the rat-sized animals on their laps loosely classified as ‘dogs’.