Thursday, 15 October 2015 01:54

From Beggars to Creators

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School infrastructure in South Africa is still characterised by the imbalances of the past based on the inequalities of the apartheid regime. It may take decades for the current regime of a democratic dispensation to address these imbalances. On the other hand an expectation to provide quality public education cannot…
Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:51

What Parents Need

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By right, the child belongs to a family and not to the ‘stranger’, the teacher. The school is supposed to be an extension of what is happening at home. The parents that I am writing about here, are those who had little opportunity to go to school who do not…
Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:42

Why every Principal should be a Wisehubber

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Seriously, I know what it feels like! I sympathise with every school principal who would like all their teachers and pupils to follow their example, work hard and score high marks in the ANAs… and for every parent to pay their school fees on time… and for the Education Department…
A real life world is characterized by an assortment of problems and opportunities. These real problems generally manifest themselves in the form of unemployment, retrenchment, illiteracy and poverty. A technical school trains and produces learners with academic and theoretical knowledge enabling them to enter the job market at a minimum…
Thursday, 15 October 2015 17:43

The Possibilities in under-resourced Communities

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Children are the most valuable and valued possessions of any community. We work with the families who have the ultimate responsibility for the child; we, as educators, need to support the child’s ‘first teachers’. Children cannot determine their conditions of living when they are born. They cannot control factors that…
Thursday, 15 October 2015 17:52

Relationships - a crucial core

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How your transformation happens will be directly effected and affected by the relationships in your life. As I continue to learn more about “Transformational Learning Theory”, I am drawing closer to the conclusion that, one way or another, transformation is going to happen. We as educators have the awesome privilege…
Amazing and radical transformation is possible if the realm in which we exercise our thoughts and explore prospects presents us with, literally, ENDLESS possibilities! I know without a doubt that it would be a transformation of Deaf education unlike anything we have seen to date and would set a far…
For over 27000 years, since the first cave paintings were discovered, telling stories has been one of our most fundamental communication methods. My students have learned that we all enjoy a good story. One of the crew members approached me and explained how he sees filmmaking adding value. This boy,…
Thursday, 15 October 2015 18:19

Why I will never give up on our children

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Working for the benefiting of our children is like investing in the future. I love the future and I am very positive about it. I refuse to give up on our children. I consciously chose to be a teacher. One of my reasons were that I could see them everyday.…
Thursday, 15 October 2015 18:22

Young in South Africa - why I have hope

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Truly, I have hope in the upcoming generation of South Africa, now is our chance to lead all of Africa. We are going to make a difference in Africa. Often, I wonder, “Is Africa the next big developing continent?” However, we often refer to Africa as one unit of poverty.…