World Population Day 2016

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In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year’s theme is ‘Investing in teenage girls.’ Continue reading

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Top 10 Qualities of a Great Teacher

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Teacher

A great teacher is one a student remembers and cherishes forever. Teachers have long-lasting impacts on the lives of their students, and the greatest teachers inspire students toward greatness. To be successful, a great teacher must have:

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#WorldAidsDay2015

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World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. … Continue reading

6 Things Parents Want Every Teacher to Remember

Previously, a teacher sent us a list of things every teacher wants parents to remember. We have a response from a parent who sent in a list of not just four, but six things that parents want teachers everywhere to note.

Ask any parent; what is first on our minds is the overall success and wellbeing of the child.  Many times, parents pay a premium for their child’s education and they try to provide the best means possible (that suits individual pocket) to ensure their child/ward does not fall back on grades or lack for anything.
As a parent, there are 6 things I recommend that teachers take cognisance of when relating with students:

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Technology In Education: Improving Teachers’ User Experience (UX) In Africa

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Ever-changing technology is affecting the way students and teachers use technology for teaching and learning in schools. The 21st century teachers are required to be able to adapt to the fast paced emergence of technology while students are by default responsive to the emergence of technology as it evolves. Challenges and opportunities arise as teachers have to evolve technologically even before their students. Although, experienced schools administrators around the world have organised and recommended series of interactive training sessions for teachers on the use of innovative education technology. However, in my experience, I strongly believe this proffered solution is not enough to tackle the menace and challenges involved in emerging technology in education.

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Effective Teaching

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A student spends most of her productive waking hours in school. Thus, teachers play a pivotal role in her life. It is very important for a teacher to assess the needs of her students. A comfortable and congenial environment is very important for effective teaching and learning.

Students will feel motivated to learn only if they understand the significance of what they are learning. A teacher knows that all the knowledge imparted in school, according to the prescribed syllabus, may not directly fulfill the needs of each of her students. However, through her teaching, she can create the need, the urge to learn by connecting the theoretical with the practical i.e. interlinking the knowledge that she wants to impart with the day-to-day relevance of such knowledge.   Continue reading

Computers Will Change the Dictionary Meaning of ‘Illiterate’: What Will Be The New Meaning?

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Computers are taking over everything in this present century. Nearly everything we do revolves around computers—PC desktop, laptop, or tablet. Continue reading

How Important Is Mathematics in Our Kids’ Life?

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Mathematics is an important subject that all children need. One of the key functions of math to young pupils is that it sharpens their brain and make them mentally alert to solve real-life problems. Continue reading

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