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Supporting literacy in schools

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 28 April 2022, 12:55 SAST
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Literacy is one of the most fundamental skills for anyone to have, so then why is it that this skill isn't being taught well at the grassroots level? The following is what research has shown: 

Research has shown that the real spin is that schools can help to bridge the gap of children's literacy deficits if they have a highly-focused, sustained literacy approach at the foundation level. But there really isn't a large body of research on intervention case studies like this in African schools. Research shows how the intervention design and focus have to be adapted because of the context at schools.

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Last mile marking tips

Posted by Karabo Kgophane on 11 November 2021, 14:30 SAST
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Article by Katt Backwell

The school year has flown by but now is creeping along, you are not alone. Many teachers this time of year are teaching students who are anxious about the school year ending.

To help you and your students stay focused and productive to the end of the year, several national writers have shared tips you can use in your classroom to not only make it to the end of the year but to enjoy every minute of it.

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Article by Jannele Cox

When schools are looking to hire a teacher, there are a few basic requirements: a degree, experience working with children, and, of course, patience. Teachers need a variety of professional development skills along with knowledge of their subject matter and experience in order to be an effective teacher.

Likewise, as rapid developments in technology integrate into our day-to-day lives, they affect the way students learn and teachers teach. Modern teachers need to be competent in not only basic skills but new skill sets.

Bleow are fiveteen 21st century professional development skills, “modern skills,” that today’s teachers should possess.

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How to be an exceptional mentor teacher

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 21 July 2021, 14:50 SAST
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Article by Gayle Furlow

To become a certified teacher, most countries require a bachelor’s degree, student teaching and a passing score on teacher certification exams. Although student teaching provides invaluable training, it rarely allows enough time for new teachers to learn everything they need to know when they first start teaching. This is why every new teacher needs an exceptional mentor teacher when they begin their teaching career.

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Free online Teacher Resources

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 29 June 2021, 08:20 SAST
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Times are changing and before we know it the future that we have only dreamed of and see in movies will be upon us. As educators we are always on the lookout for new inspiration and new ideas, but who has time to plow through the a million resources on the internet? Well, good news! We have  done the research for you, and here are a couple of sources for free teacher resources.

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