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Another brick in the wall

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Another brick in the wall

“Nothing I learnt at college or varsity prepared me for the classroom.” (Familiar complaint of new teachers.)

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Teaching to the textbook: critical thinking in the history classroom

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Teaching to the textbook: critical thinking in the history classroom

In 2006, with US troops occupying Iraq, the great historian and humanitarian Howard Zinn1 expressed his desire for the end of the war: “My hope is that the memory of death and disgrace will be so intense that the people of the United States will be able to listen to a message that the rest of the world, sobered by wars without end, can also understand: that war itself is the enemy of the human race.”

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The iCentre at St Mary’s School, Waverley: fit for the 21st century: part one

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The iCentre at St Mary’s School, Waverley: fit for the 21st century: part one

The new iCentre at St Mary’s School, Waverley, in Johannesburg, takes us into the 21st century to facilitate teaching and learning in an interactive and interconnected world.

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Steve Jobs schools in The Netherlands

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Steve Jobs schools in The Netherlands

In August 2013, 11 ‘Steve Jobs schools’ opened in The Netherlands in honour of the former Apple CEO who, say colleagues, planned to radically change schools but died before he could do so.

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Robots are our friends

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Robots are our friends

Latitude, an international research consultancy helping clients harness the possibilities of the internet, recently released the latest in its Kids Innovation Discovery Series (KIDS).

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Fly me to the moon

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Fly me to the moon

Augmented reality is gaining currency in American schools where budgets for school field trips are increasingly being cut.

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Avatars: the next generation of teacher trainers

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Avatars: the next generation of teacher trainers

The TeachLiveE laboratory at the University of Central Florida’s College of Education is a virtual classroom comprising student avatars.

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Going pro: mastering mathematics in the foundation phase at Pro Ed House School

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Going pro: mastering mathematics in the foundation phase at Pro Ed House School

Her classroom is bright with colourful posters depicting shapes, numbers and thinking skills, creating an atmosphere of place of safety and learning.

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It should always be COOL TO BE ME, says Western Province Preparatory School

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It should always be COOL TO BE ME, says Western Province Preparatory School

Last term, Western Province Preparatory School (WPPS) in Claremont, Cape Town, implemented the COOL TO BE ME Grade 6 programme for the fifth consecutive year.

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Journeys: the Three2Six project at Sacred Heart College

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Journeys: the Three2Six project at Sacred Heart College

Sacred Heart College in Observatory is a beacon of excellence tucked away in Observatory in Johannesburg. It has also recently rejoined ISASA.

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TIPS FOR TEACHERS

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TIPS FOR TEACHERS

“Are you learning your spelling for Friday?” I asked.

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