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Developing literacy skills

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 07 March 2023, 11:35 SAST
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The development of a child’s literacy skills is a vital part of their overall development. It’s the foundation for socialising with others, decision-making, developing independence and navigating their way through life. Before children can learn to read and write, they need to develop the building blocks for literacy ranging from listening to the ability to speak and understand amongst many other factors.

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How to keep your classroom in line

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 23 February 2023, 15:10 SAST
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The management of misbehaving students can be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. It only takes one student to disrupt the learning process for the rest of the classroom to create a snowball effect of insubordination.

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Understanding learning barriers

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 19 January 2023, 10:50 SAST
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When there is so much to take in, learning barriers can feel like swallowing an elephant. It's easy to get lost, wondering where to begin. Understand that students learn in different ways, just as they struggle differently.

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Finding balance is key

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 17 January 2023, 00:05 SAST
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Your weekend plans should include more than marking papers and planning lessons. If you find yourself paying more attention to your students’ homework than your kids’ homework, you could probably use a hand with your work-life balance.

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Learning and productivity require rest

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 06 December 2022, 11:30 SAST
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It is that time of the year when we all feel burnt out, and our daily tasks make us weary. The need to take a break and just hit that reset button is becoming more and more imperative. If we are being honest, most of us are anxious and have developed some insomnia. A great majority of us find ourselves having to juggle our responsibilities.

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Assisting students through exams

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 15 November 2022, 11:00 SAST
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Stress brought on by exams can become a barrier to helping students reach their full potential here are some tips on managing that stress.

Firstly teach your students time management. Time management and how to apply it effectively is something students struggle with, which is unsurprising, given the number of demands on their time and the schedule they are expected to follow. The simple device of a revision calendar and how to put one together was a popular suggestion from our students, as was getting the chance to organise work and resources regularly.

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