On Friday 31 September, Alexei du Bois, a teacher at Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School received a brand new Kia Rio 1.4 worth R165,000 in what became the culmination of the EvaluNet GetAhead “Win A Car” Competition. EvaluNet, a Cape Town-based educational software developer, ran an exciting competition with 101 schools across the country earlier this […]
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Holy Cross Primary in Cape Town is a school without a playground. The school has 600 learners and a staff of 16, as well as about 6,000 square-metres of unusable land in front of the school. The biggest problem is that the land is littered with rubble, glass and rubbish. There remains little other space […]
Yesterday evening I went to my twelve year old son’s parent evening. Not a single teacher had anything negative to say about his progress. He is bright, working hard and achieving an A aggregate. He received a wonderful report, and I should have been very happy, but I wasn’t.
By Anna Malczyk The advent of the internet heralded the “information age”, a time when vast quantities of human knowledge were available to anyone with a computer and internet connection. For education, the potential seemed endless: anybody could read and publish anything, meaning that anybody could teach and be taught. However, access did not equal […]
This video motivates the need for a re-evaluation of the classroom for an ever changing learner. We have a responsibility to really look at how we might make learning more inspiring, more related to what learners already know and more related to what they are interested in.
There’s a story from many years ago of a primary school teacher. Her name was Mrs. Thompson and as she stood in front of her fifth grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children a lie. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said she loved them all the same. But that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.
By Anna Malczyk Universities are revered institutions of higher learning and many people consider the education they provide to be essential to self-improvement, meaningful employment and the upliftment of society. Unfortunately, many universities have limited resources, have prohibitive fees and are physically rooted to a single locale, making attendance for the vast majority of the […]
This past Friday and Saturday I had the great priviledge of attending one of the most inspiring, outrageously entertaining, and compelling education conferences ever. This, of course, was the EdTech Conference 2011 hosted at the International School of Cape Town in Wynberg.