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This blog is intended for Teachers across South Africa and the rest of the African content, to remain inspired to stay in Teaching. 

You work hard, under difficult circumstances, and not always gain the appreciation you deserve. 
It comes with huge responsibility, is non-stop and often chaotic.

Take a moment to remember why you became a teacher in the first place. 
It wasn't just for targets and test results was it?
It was for something far more important. You wanted to change lives - to make a difference.
To inspire young learners. To guide them on the road to adulthood. To see them grow, experience and discover the many wonders of life!

And that is why we this blog is here. To give you the tools to help you make the magic happen. Read, share and above all, appreciate what you do on a daily basis! 

 


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The REAL deal: forming numbers and letters

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Today I want to discuss the actual process of teaching your learner how to write numbers and the letters of the alphabet.  I often get questions on the exact process, where to start and how to ensure the learners can copy the numbers and letters. Just click on the 'Read more' button to find out all there is to know.
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Strong hands a prerequisite for neat handwriting

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In follow up with my blog article on "daily exercises that will boost your learners' handwriting" that focused on getting the upper body strong enough to ensure neat handwriting, I have developed additional activities to ensure the development of strong hands.     
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Language barriers final thoughts

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In my last part of my 5-series on language barriers, I am tackling the rocky path of writing, additional ways to help your climbers (learners) adopt to the language mountain,  bust some myths that exist around language acquisition and proactive way to communicate with parents.
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Ssh! Are you listening? Part 2

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We spoke about the listening skills of learners and I agree much more can be said, BUT should we not also unravel the need for the EDUCATOR to be able to listen as part of her (or his) communication skills?
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Ssh! Are you listening?

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Just two weeks ago I spoke on CAPS Radio about listening skills in the classroom.  The presenter wanted to know why it is so important.  I was at a loss for words for a moment.  
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