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

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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