Archive for March, 2019

Another brick in the wall

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Another brick in the wall

The self-control of those fine people who bravely take on parenthood earns my deepest respect. They have to put up with so much. But there is one supreme sin their children must not commit. That is, embarrass them. Publicly. For example, when that teenager appears in a dress with a dangerously low neckline, or a […]

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State of the reading nation address

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State of the reading nation address

In his 2019 State of the nation address President Cyril Ramaphosa had this to say in relation to the Basic Education Sector: “Another critical priority is to substantially improve reading comprehension in the first years of school” The declaration by the State President is against the backdrop of a PIRLS study released in 2016 which […]

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How I got the corner office without a degree

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How I got the corner office without a degree

More people fake it than you think! Towards the end of 2014, it was already apparent that South Africa had a real problem with the proliferation of fake degrees. One didn’t have to look very far to see how people in high places had made it into the c-suite with fake qualifications. Take the infamous […]

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Start your successful CSI programme today!

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Start your successful CSI programme today!

Title: Corporate Social Investment: A Guide to Creating a Meaningful LegacyAuthor: Setlogane ManchidiPublisher: Tracey McDonald Publishers Last year, Independent Education magazine featured an unprecedented number of ISASA member schools that are developing praise-worthy transformation programmes. At this point in time in our national history and indeed in the history of the world, sustainable, transformed schools must […]

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Problem Based Learning (PBL) teachers’ challenge

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Problem Based Learning (PBL) teachers’ challenge

The norm in daily school life is that teachers are the instructors, facilitators, designers and assessors of the learning process. At the Microsoft Local Education Exchange (E2) event, held at Showcase School, Steyn City School, this norm was flipped. Teachers became the learners and were challenged with a real-life problem. In this ever-changing, face-paced, often […]

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Metacognition and students’ mistaken beliefs about learning

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Metacognition and students’ mistaken beliefs about learning

BY LIEB LIEBENBERG Given the way that our schooling system works, it is fair to say that most of what students believe and “know” about studying and the process of learning is a result of how and what they are taught at school. Although there are some instances where they are explicitly taught about how […]

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Artificial intelligence bid to halt human trafficking

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Artificial intelligence bid to halt human trafficking

Since 2016, information technology (IT) experts from George Washington University in Washington DC, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Adobe Research in San Jose, California, have been using artificial intelligence to help rescue children caught up in sex trafficking rings around the world. In early February 2019, the IT team told a conference in Hawaii […]

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How to handle the heat down under

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
How to handle the heat down under

Since December 2018, Australians have been buckling under extreme heat waves. In January 2019, Central News Network (CNN) reported that temperatures would stay above 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) for about six days. Another intensely hot period occurred during December 2018. As in other southern hemisphere countries, summer continues to be excessively hot. In New […]

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Green-Schools Marine Environment conference 2019

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Green-Schools Marine Environment conference 2019

Green-Schools, Ireland’s leading environmental and award programme, held its third annual Marine Environment Conference in Galway at the end of January 2019. Promoting long-term, whole-school action for the environment, Green-Schools is a student-led programme with involvement from the wider community. The programme is operated and co- ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce, […]

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Following in his famous father’s footsteps

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Following in his famous father’s footsteps

In 2006, renowned Australian conservationist Steve Irwin, known to many as “The Crocodile Hunter”, was fatally stung by a stingray. His children are turning out to be wild-life experts in honour of their father’s passion. Daughter Bindi advocates, researches, and educates people about wildlife around the globe through the Australia Zoo. And when in December […]

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Why should you care about Continuing Professional Teacher Development (CPTD) points?

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Why should you care about Continuing Professional Teacher Development (CPTD) points?

Are you able to take up the challenge of earning CPTD points? If not… this is for you! The professionalisation of teachers has been a discussion point for many years in many countries around the world. Various recommendations have been implemented and yet it remains an issue. According to the South African Council of Educators […]

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