RSSSummer 2012

“We are”: The story of The Future Comprehensive School

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
“We are”: The story of The Future Comprehensive School

There can be no simpler expression of resilience than the tag line: “We are”.

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Travel and Sport Europe site visit

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Travel and Sport Europe site visit

Two of Travel and Sport’s operational team recently returned from Europe.

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Another brick in the wall

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Another brick in the wall

Breaking the news about their children to the parents happens at a blood-sport sacrificial ritual loosely termed Parents’ Evening.

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Graphic Novels and Plays series

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Graphic Novels and Plays series

Many years ago, as a novice drama teacher, I sought a way to bring Shakespeare’s Othello to life for my students. My solution was to create a lengthy cartoon, complete with speech bubbles and, unfortunately for my pupils, stick figures.

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This Book Betrays My Brother

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
This Book Betrays My Brother

Ole’s observation provides English teachers with a valuable starting point for discussing this fascinating work of fiction set in the mid-1990s in a township called Maropong – “the place of the bones”.

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Maramedia Publishing: maximising potential

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Maramedia Publishing: maximising potential

After reviewing countless textbooks, one is inclined to become sceptical about their ability to excite students and teachers about the curriculum.

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Swimming with Cobras

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Swimming with Cobras

In 1854, John Armstrong, founder of one of our finest independent schools, St Andrew’s College, and Lord Bishopto- be of the town in which the school is situated, Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, made a seminal entry in his diary.

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Are schools prepared to let students BYOD?

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Are schools prepared to let students BYOD?

As our students get older, they become more responsible… we hope. A laptop or tablet has replaced the notebook and pen over the past few years since our present technological explosion.

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The flip: end of a love affair

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
The flip: end of a love affair

I have to admit, the flip wasn’t the same economic and political entity then that it is now.

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Six key personal learning network literacies every educator needs

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Six key personal learning network literacies every educator needs

Richardson adds this about our students, “Most of them have no adults, neither teachers nor parents, in their lives, who can help them see and employ the learning potential at hand.”

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China eyes education technology in Africa

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
China eyes education technology in Africa

Having secured transport and infrastructure exports across the African continent, China is now ‘roaring’ to get into the educational technology sector in Africa, reported vendors attending the recent eLearning Africa Conference in Cotonou, Benin. A large Chinese delegation was part of a current United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)-backed project that aims to share that country’s experience in education technology with Africa.

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