Barbara Dale Jones

Guest Author

OR Tambo Debates: Where is the accountability in education?

Accountability is a vague concept when it comes to SA's education system and panelists at a Wits debate had their differences on how to improve it.

It takes a village to stop bullying

Teachers are uniquely placed to help both victim and tormentor but they, too, require support.

What a day some difference makes

Let cultures clash and identities collide, for diversity benefits pupils and teachers alike.

Digital learning needs a light touch

Tech won’t turn a bad teacher into a good one, but it can help create meaningful learning experiences.

Sparing the rod, rebuilding the child

New approaches to school discipline are focusing on empathy over enmity.

Social tech keeps teachers classy

Good mentoring and networking forums can be used to help newly qualified teachers to adjust, writes Barbara Dale-Jones.

Wanted: Help for new teachers

Despite policy, too few schools have formal mentoring programmes for staff.

Teaching that embraces difference

Education law and classroom mindsets are still not accommodating "disabled" pupils properly.

Don’t be afraid of assessments at school

They are a source of useful information that can help to make teaching better.

Time to take care of the principals

And they must be given the tools they need to lead their pupils and staff effectively.

Turning multilingual classrooms into rich resources

The latest Teachers Upfront seminar offered ideas to teacher for how they can enhance teaching in a multilingual classroom.

Puzzling over the teaching of teachers

Varsities are rethinking how to produce clued-up professionals ready for the classroom.

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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