Top 10 Movies About Teachers

John Taylor Gatto - The Ultimate History Lesson Everyone agrees education is important. Most people agree teachers are valuable. Few people know the difference between learning and teaching. Learning happens naturally when children are fully engaged. Teaching happens when teachers love what they do and share that enthusiasm Read More →

Primary School Teacher Says, "I Quit!"

15 year veteran elementary teacher says “I quit”. Parents need to know what is being done to their children in many of today’s public schools – and it is not the teacher’s fault.   Read More →

#edchat Join Weekly Twitter Chat on Education

#edchat Join Weekly Twitter Chat on Education A twitter chat for the South African education community takes place fromĀ 20h30 to 21h30 each Monday evening GMT+2. Private school teachers and public schools teachers have an open conversation about children, teaching, learning and technology. To vote for your choice Read More →

Do smart phones make smarter students?

Do smart phones make smarter students? Can an app today keep bad grades away? Long the bane of teachers, smartphones are being re-imagined by educators as a positive presence in the classroom. What’s more, a survey released Thursday shows more than half of Canadians – 56 Read More →

Jonathan Jansen: Dear President Zuma. I am writing to you out of desperation.

This open letter is reprinted without permission from the Times website. I feel very strong about education, and Prof Jansen is one of the few voices that speak with authority about education in South Africa. For real practical solutions I Read More →

Striking teachers are full of shit, allowing children to suffer

When I was in high school there was a massive teachers’ strike during 1990. This was my Standard 8 or Grade 10 year and we did not have a permanent principal at Uitenhage High School. This was also a time Read More →