Archive for September, 2013

TIPS FOR TEACHERS

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
TIPS FOR TEACHERS

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

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Getting to grips with our languages

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Getting to grips with our languages

Funny how here in Mzantsi we don’t get all excited when a royal African princess is ‘in the family way’.

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Hoorah for Hartford College Primary School

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Hoorah for Hartford College Primary School

There can be no denying that the future of our planet rests in our children’s hands.

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Makoko Floating School: dead in the water?

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Makoko Floating School: dead in the water?

A brand new school, described as an example of how architectural design is adapting to changing global weather patterns, is already under threat of closure by the Nigerian government.

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World Environment Day 2013

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
World Environment Day 2013

Project Earth® is a global environmental education website designed to connect schools, students and teachers around the world to help solve environmental problems.

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The Great Energy Challenge

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Great Energy Challenge

Global oil and gas company Shell has partnered with National Geographic magazine to launch the Great Energy Challenge, a three-year project designed to change the way the world’s population thinks about and consumes energy.

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Early intervention: making school count from day one for every single child

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Early intervention: making school count from day one for every single child

Grade R teachers and early childhood development (ECD) practitioners – along with parents – have a significant responsibility to get children ‘ready for school’.

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Movement must be mandatory

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Movement must be mandatory

Research literature continues to point towards the importance of movement to optimise development and learning in the very young child, as indicated in the following three extracts from the book Advances in Motor Development Research: Volume 3 by authors Jane Clark and James Humphrey.1

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It takes a village to raise a child: The Lungisisa Indlela Village (LIV) School

| September 5, 2013 | 1 Comment
It takes a village to raise a child: The Lungisisa Indlela Village (LIV) School

There are at least three-and-a-half million orphaned children in our country.1 It is well established that thousands of these children with varied and special needs are not attending school in South Africa.

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Synergy and success for schools and their management teams

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Synergy and success for schools and their management teams

I believe that coaching is the central differentiator of professional development for school leaders.

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US independent schools struggle to balance priorities: increasing access or affordability?

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
US independent schools struggle to balance priorities: increasing access or affordability?

The median independent day school tuition in the United States increased 30.8% in inflation-adjusted dollars between 2002–2003 and 2012–2013, according to statistics from the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), based in Washington, DC.

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