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Ideas on better communications with parents

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 03 June 2022, 12:10 SAST
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Today’s high-paced world often creates communication challenges for teachers, learners and parents. However, effective communication is vital to positive relationships and building partnerships with parents. When teachers and parents partner together students are likely to perform better in school. Here are some ways to effectively communicate with parents. 

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Thirteen ways education could change

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 01 July 2021, 10:05 SAST
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Article by Terry Heick

1. Elementary school might evolve
Modern learners must consume, evaluate, and integrate constantly changing data in highly-dynamic and visible contexts. In 2013 (when this post was originally published), most elementary schools were (are?) more less tiny high schools, with a balance of reading, writing, mathematics, geography, and other ‘core’ skills, while character training supplements academic work. Though that balance tends more towards literacy than it does in most high schools, this minor adjustment is insufficient to meet the needs of a modern world.


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From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, just over a year ago, educators have shown courage, creativity, and determination in helping their students and colleagues through the most difficult time of their lives. This collective experience has changed us as human beings and has dramatically altered the way we teach and learn. Most of these changes both good and bad, are likely to impact education for years to come.

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