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Teachers, pull yourselves together and prepare your lessons

Educators need to stop playing victim and plan to teach in less favourable conditions

Teacher development lost in the focus on matric results

The development and investment in teachers shouldn't be an option but completely necessaty

Good teacher graduates emerge when their studies combine theory and reality

The University of Johannesburg has set up a school in Soweto to teach children and student teachers.

Let’s support, not scare off, new teachers

Inducting novice educators helps keep them in the profession and boosts learner outcomes.

Good teachers are in short supply

More people are training to be teachers but getting them into classrooms is fraught with problems.

Policy isn’t a great part of our sums

New proposals to train better maths teachers ignore many schools’ resource constraints.

South Africa, learn to love your teachers

They are the lifeblood of the education system, and supporting them will make all the difference.

Social tech keeps teachers classy

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

Government’s new plan for student success

The state’s teaching development grants to universities are being wholly rethought.

Wanted: Help for new teachers

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

Teacher education: grounds for cautious optimism

Teacher education is getting better, but it will be a while before this becomes evident.

Let us learn from maths mistakes

Don’t dismiss criticism of ‘maths myths’ – the ability to learn trumps good exam results.

How should teachers be taught?

South Africa must radically rethink how to upgrade and motivate in-service educators.

When less intervention in education practices produces much more

But only with far 
better models of 
school management and teacher support.

Puzzling over the teaching of teachers

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

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