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Second TEACH! Conference at Kingswood College

| March 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kingswood College in Grahamstown will host the second TEACH! Conference in March 2012.

Last year’s successful inaugural event attracted teaching staff and school leaders from all over the country.

The 2012 TEACH! Conference will take place on 23–24 March and will once again focus on teacher motivation and well-being, built around the concept of the ‘good teacher’. A diverse group of speakers has already committed to participating in the conference, and will deal with topics such as the emotional health of teachers and how to remain motivated and balanced in this demanding career. Dr Jonathan Moch, CEO of SuperSmartTeachers, will present a session titled ‘The good teacher is good to him/herself ’. Dr Moch aims to empower more individuals through good learning experiences.

Arthur Preston from Elkanah House School will address the creation of profession learning networks. Preston, co-founder of EdTechConf, has become renowned for his determination to see schools learn to utilise social media and technology in better ways, both inside and outside the classroom.

Well-known educationist Dudley Forde will speak about how to assess and improve your own effectiveness as a teacher, and Professor Leonhard Praeg from Rhodes University will speak to the topic ‘The good teacher is engaged’. There will also be a new presentation from on ‘Educating Generation Why’, which will shed light on how to teach the children born after 1980, an era more technologically advanced and ethnically diverse than any that has preceded it.

Theuns Opperman, conference organiser and Head of Academics at Kingswood, can’t wait for the second annual TEACH! “We’re all really excited about the line-up for the 2012 conference, and looking forward to welcoming the many TEACH! fans who have been following us on Facebook since last year. The TEACH! Conference dialogue has continued beyond the conference event, and the interest shown by teachers all over the country has been inspiring.”

Anyone interested in being part of the programme or attending as a delegate can contact Opperman on e-mail or telephone +27 (46) 603 6600. Follow the TEACH! Facebook page on or see the latest conference plans on

Category: Autumn 2012

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