Teachers Upfront

 
Teachers pool tricks of the trade
Teachers pool tricks of the trade
The concept of professional learning communities (PLCs) has become key to the government's national policy agenda for teachers' development.
Teaching that embraces difference
Teaching that embraces difference
The international movement towards what is formally called "inclusive education" has seen the promotion of access and participation in...
Don't be afraid of assessments at school
Don't be afraid of assessments at school
The Annual National Assessments (ANA), when all schools in the country conduct the same grade-specific language and mathematics tests for grades...
Turning multilingual classrooms into rich resources
Turning multilingual classrooms into rich resources
Because language is key to learning and teachers are central agents in quality education, it is vital that teachers are able to address language...
Enriching public discourse about teaching and teachers
Enriching public discourse about teaching and teachers
The Teachers Upfront dialogues are the result of a partnership of the University of the Witwatersrand’s school of education, the University...
Puzzling over the teaching of teachers
Puzzling over the teaching of teachers
Universities are intent on developing competent, reflective, knowledgeable teachers who are ready for the classroom, but the system for which they...
Tongue-tied on language policy
Tongue-tied on language policy
ow is it that the language in education policy in a country with one of the most progressive constitutions in the world still fails the majority of...
Reading is the write way to go
Reading is the write way to go
A culture of reading is not deeply rooted in South African schools and unless teachers themselves can transmit their own love of reading to pupils...
Images can bring words to vivid life
Images can bring words to vivid life
Effective communication in education relies not only on a mastery of language, but also on other forms of communication such as graphics and symbols,...
Language policy lets pupils down
Language policy lets pupils down
Children the world over have the same potential for mathematics when they enter school, but South Africa is not harnessing this latent capability...
The ABC of boosting literacy
The ABC of boosting literacy
Acquiring literacy involves a profound personal change for pupils. If reading is not an everyday practice, you need a shift of identity to learn to...
Networks bring results for teachers
Networks bring results for teachers
The comfort of knowing that other teachers face classroom challenges similar to your own is only one of the basic supports that all teachers need....

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