David Lea

rss feed

David Lea's Latest Posts

It’s a small world after all

| November 14, 2010
It’s a small world after all

Library Media Specialist John Schick decided to use technology to connect his students to the real world.

Continue Reading

HeronBridge Training and Resource Centre

| November 10, 2010
HeronBridge Training and Resource Centre

After much prayer and consideration, the HeronBridge training and Resource Centre (Ht&RC) was launched in 2010 with the full support of both HeronBridge Community Church and HeronBridge College.

Continue Reading

Creating habitats for humanity

| November 10, 2010
Creating habitats for humanity

At the beginning of this year, Cannons Creek Independent High School in Pinelands started a Habitat for Humanity South Africa (HFHSA) society within their school.

Continue Reading

Turkey’s education system fails students

| November 3, 2010
Turkey’s education system fails students

Turkey may be across the globe from us, but the country faces many similar education challenges to South Africa, such as large classes, lack of administrative cohesion and repeated alterations to policy.

Continue Reading

Wellington in China

| November 3, 2010
Wellington in China

One of the most famous schools in the world has been replicated in China, and was recently inaugurated by the Duke of York.

Continue Reading

School outsources teaching to India

| November 3, 2010
School outsources teaching to India

Back in Britain, Ashmount Primary School in Islington, north London, has taken outsourcing to new heights. It has decided to use call-centre staff based in India to deliver extra Mathematics tuition to struggling students.

Continue Reading

Children of the trains

| November 3, 2010
Children of the trains

In 1999, a Bangkok railway policeman thought of a way to help the thousands of destitute, despondent and impoverished children left to fend for themselves on the streets.

Continue Reading

Education – not knowledge – will stop the spread of HIV

| November 3, 2010
Education – not knowledge – will stop the spread of HIV

The cognitive abilities that people develop as a result of formal education are the most effective protection against the spread of HIV.

Continue Reading

9/11 – a teachable moment

| November 3, 2010
9/11 – a teachable moment

While incidents fuelled by anger flared on the ninth anniversary of the collapse of the World Trade Centre towers, teachers across America spent time teaching tolerance.

Continue Reading

Head teacher shocks pupils by eating spider

| November 3, 2010
Head teacher shocks pupils by eating spider

For the sheer delight of the headline alone, news from St Olave’s Grammar School in Orpington, Kent, UK, founded in 1571.

Continue Reading

From the Editor

| November 3, 2010
From the Editor

“Repent, for the end is nigh!” The plaintive cry of the naysayer in the market
place has in more modern times morphed into the bumper sticker, “The
time is now”.

Continue Reading