Category Archives: Blog

Why South African Private Schools should embrace the 3 term approach

Growing up, I attended public schools in South Africa and blithely accepted that a school year had 4 terms. I could never imagine any other way because I had not seen any other way! It was only when I started … Continue reading

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Why good teachers leave

I recently resigned from my first international teaching job. All teachers who had been there for more than a year chose not to renew their contracts and it was a devastating situation. I adored and admired my students and in … Continue reading

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Giving Useful Feedback to Students

Giving continuous, useful feedback is such an integral part of good teaching. I’m at a loss as to why it does not form a bigger part of the PGCE! Many new teachers (myself included) struggle with how to give good … Continue reading

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Learning to Learn

John and Hank Green are two of my innovation heroes. They have transformed the online landscape in so many ways and Crash Course and Scishow (though both have their faults) are pioneering educational video channels. They are also just all … Continue reading

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Becoming a great teacher

I was doing my annual (okay, I’m lying, perhaps once every 3 years), hard drive cleanup recently when I  came across an old document entitled ‘teaching tips and resources.’ Looking at its contents, I was taken vividly back to when I … Continue reading

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Becoming a Google Certified Educator

In my opinion, no one has done more than Google to help integrate educational technology into the school landscape. My current school uses the Office 365 Educational Suite which has a similar range of tools  . However, Google has gone … Continue reading

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