RSSSummer 2014

How the real teens behind The Fault in Our Stars are bringing empathy to the internet

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
How the real teens behind The Fault in Our Stars are bringing empathy to the internet

By Christopher Zumski Finke “ ‘Nerdfighters’ are bringing kindness and empathy to the native environment of its teenage members – the internet.” Those are the words of John Green, author of the number-one New York Times bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars, source of the film released in early June 2014. John is one […]

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Up close and personal: a visit to ECD schools in Switzerland

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Up close and personal: a visit to ECD schools in Switzerland

I am a retired ISASA preparatory school principal, and have been coordinating a preschool literacy programme in the townships and rural areas around Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape for the past three years.

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The ride of your life: take a journey with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Independent Education

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
The ride of your life: take a journey with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Independent Education

Perhaps you grabbed the opportunity to spend some time at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) stand at the 2014 South African Heads of Independent Schools (SAHISA) conference hosted recently in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. If you weren’t able to peruse their new, comprehensive, rich and stimulating teaching and learning resources, fear not. Independent […]

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Seven crippling behaviours that keep children from growing into leaders

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Seven crippling behaviours that keep children from growing into leaders

By Kathy Caprino I caught up with leadership expert Dr Tim Elmore to learn more about how we are failing our children today – coddling and crippling them – and keeping them from becoming the leaders they are destined to be. Elmore is a bestselling author of more than 25 books, including Generation iY: Our […]

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Imagine a world without unwanted children

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Imagine a world without unwanted children

The thought I want to share with you is the idea of a world without unwanted children.

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Like Surgeon Xolo, our learners can also be mathematics smarties

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Like Surgeon Xolo, our learners can also be mathematics smarties

It is a real worry to learn that fewer and fewer learners matriculate with pure maths in so-called ‘township’ schools1 in South Africa each year.2

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The International Boys’ Schools Coalition: sharing knowledge and expertise with educators of boys everywhere

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The International Boys’ Schools Coalition: sharing knowledge and expertise with educators of boys everywhere

By Brad Adams The International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC) grew out of conversations in the early 1990s among the headmasters of a number of boys’ schools in the United States (US) and Canada. Prominent boys’ schools in the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia soon became involved in this resolution to give boys’ schools a stronger […]

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Academic excellence on-campus and beyond the school gates

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Academic excellence on-campus and beyond the school gates

On 5 November 2013, Roedean School (SA) officially opened the Rene and Fred England Centre for Mathematical Excellence.

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Juta publishers have some brilliant new books for your teachers to read over the holidays and use in the classroom next year

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Juta publishers have some brilliant new books for your teachers to read over the holidays and use in the classroom next year

Title: Secrets Authors: David Patient and Neill Orr Publisher: Juta ISBN: 978-1-48510-246-5 Title: The Learning School: A psycho-social approach to school development Authors: Sue Davidoff, Sandy Lazarus and Nadeen Moolla Publisher: Juta ISBN: 978-1-48510-241-0 Title: Provocations: Philosophy for Secondary School Author: David Birch Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd (Distributed in South Africa by Juta) ISBN: […]

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How textbooks have changed the face of war

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
How textbooks have changed the face of war

By Bettina Chang As the world commemorates the start of the Great War this year, researchers find that war is more personal, less glorious and more hellish in modern textbooks than in the past. But there’s still room for improvement. The content of children’s textbooks is often a cultural flashpoint, with conservatives and liberals battling […]

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A unique learning way – LEAP’s holistic education approach

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
A unique learning way – LEAP’s holistic education approach

LEAP Science and Maths School is a leading learning organisation operating six high schools for young people from disadvantaged communities across South Africa.

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