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How would one judge the best schools? 1.  Children are given opportunities in the classroom regularly to think, discuss, debate, reach consensus, speak and act on outcomes for betterment. 2.  Children are polite but do not fear authority, where they are patient and reasonable and understand the true meaning of democracy is living in and with variety. 3.   Children aid, support, care for their juniors, smile and nod at visitors, help peers to attain
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Here are a few key takeaways from the two Online Courses I conducted for over 300 Primary and Secondary English teachers on “Teaching Creative Writing” in the last 3 months.   1.  We have some brilliant writers amongst our English teachers who can compete with the best in the world.   2.  Writing well does not automatically lead to speaking well or teaching well. They require different skill sets. The teaching methodology even in the
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Pre-primary books
This is the story of my Pre-Primary book production. November end 2019, I was let down badly by the last of the book designers who promised the stars and delivered zilch! I was close to shelving the project. Come December, there appears on the scene, magically, a design guy – fickle, unreliable, shirking but supremely, wonderfully talented! I imprison him in my office, and we work like maniacs raving and ranting, biting the bullet. The
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I am a human child. I am a miracle. I am small but I am very bright. In two years, I moved from a near vegetative dependent state to an independently mobile, wilful, emotionally expressive, and socially empathetic being. On my own!  Don’t you think that’s awesome progress? I have come to discover this planet. I have people who love me immensely. I can’t read but my mum, teacher and dad can. Please read to
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This is an account of a teacher observation I did that I would like to share with senior school teachers. The teacher was doing a poetry class with grade 12 – Keats’ Ode on a Grecian Urn. Her presence, voice and knowledge were excellent. I was making notes on her class, word wall good, great commandments on how to approach literary pieces from annotation to appraisal I wrote. What’s an ode? she begins and I
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