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Richard Hayward

Richard Hayward

    Excellent discipline and body language go together
    Excellent discipline and body language go together
    We’ve all met such teachers. They’re able to “tame” the wildest classes. The learners might have been badly behaved in another class but...
    Good teachers are all around us
    Good teachers are all around us
    Who was your favourite teacher when you were at school? You might find that you regard that person as a role model and some of that teacher’s...
    Show me the quality
    Show me the quality
    The teacher was angry and rightly so. She asked me: “Why should we all be tarred with the same brush?” The day before, this teacher had...
    School management problems solved easily
    School management problems solved easily
    No school day is ever really "problem-free". The principal might suddenly be confronted with an upsurge in thieving, or the pupils are bullying one...
    Schools also need moms and dads
    Schools also need moms and dads
    What stops parents from giving even more support to their children's schools? Perhaps it is the hectic pace in their 21st-century work places. At...
    Keeping quality in check
    Keeping quality in check
    Maybe you are fortunate to be in such a place. If a meeting is scheduled to start at 2pm, it starts precisely on time. If a document is to be ready...
    Speaking without opening your mouth
    Speaking without opening your mouth
    Outstanding teachers with superbly behaved learners don't need to talk much. At times, they speak incredibly powerfully without saying a single...
    Question the quality of your school
    Question the quality of your school
    So, you're a five-star quality teacher? And your school is of five-star quality too? Maybe you're right. There's a way to find out. Ask the...
    Rather safe than sorry: schools need to have a plan for potential crises
    Rather safe than sorry: schools need to have a plan for potential crises
    It was a typical Johannesburg school-day morning. A mother was dropping off her 11-year-old son, Tristan, at the local primary school. As she drove...
    Schools need to adapt and adopt
    Schools need to adapt and adopt
    Teachers and education officials can get angry when told to run schools as businesses. In some ways they have a right to be angry — in...
    Make meetings productive
    Make meetings productive
    Have you ever left a meeting thinking, "What a waste of time"? In the teaching profession, there are countless meetings that one needs to attend....
    It's tough being a leader
    It's tough being a leader
    It's a thrill being given a promotion. Besides the extra money in your bank account at the end of the month, there are little perks too.