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Mark Potterton

Mark Potterton

    Course notes on higher education transformation
    Course notes on higher education transformation
    LEADING FOR CHANGE: RACE, INTIMACY AND LEADERSHIP ON DIVIDED UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES by Jonathan Jansen (Routledge)
    Primacy of exam results stunts pupils' development
    Primacy of exam results stunts pupils' development
    As thousands of university students protested, hundreds of thousands of pupils sat the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. In January,...
    Responsibility is a matter of principals
    Responsibility is a matter of principals
    I have only been a principal for a year and a half. Before that I was engaged in the business of school evaluation and improvement for nearly 20...
    There is a way to weed out bullying
    There is a way to weed out bullying
    ‘The bullying started at the end of my grade six year. They began calling me names and making nasty comments about me. I felt bad. They never hit...
    Nip bullying in the bud
    Nip bullying in the bud
    Jane Gareth* is an experienced teacher who works with grade R learners. She uses tokens and simple rewards to build self-esteem. "I use tokens that are simple buttons, which I give to children when they help, get answers right and so forth. If a child misbehaves, I ask him or...
    Teaching bullies a lesson
    Teaching bullies a lesson
    Whole-school approaches are the most effective way to deal with bullying. They set out to create a healthy school environment in which good...
    How to beat the bullies
    How to beat the bullies
    Bullying is a worldwide problem. It happens when a person or a group of people decides to upset another person by saying nasty or hurtful things to...
    Bullying affects family life
    Bullying affects family life
    Paul was an average learner who coped fairly well at school. The grade seven learner attended a Gauteng primary school, where bullying took...
    Unique vs uniform
    Unique vs uniform
    A few years ago I wrote an article on simplifying school uniforms and got this response from a nun: "Mr Potterton, I read everything you write and...
    Breaking the blood knot
    Breaking the blood knot
    Knowledge in the Blood: Confronting Race and the Apartheid past (UCT Press)by Jonathan Jansen
    The quest for quality
    The quest for quality
    Making Quality Education Happen: A How-to Guide for Every Teacher by Richard Hayward'
    Rising above circumstance
    Rising above circumstance
    OPENING THE DOORS OF LEARNING: CHANGING SCHOOLS IN SOUTH AFRICA by Pam Christie (Heinemann) R240