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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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Mess is good for your classroom. Right?

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Truth is: Mess is good for your classroom. “Right?” I hear you say, “Try that with 35 kids on a rainy day indoors!” But, we are not talking about anything unhygienic, or haphazard and chaotic, or about classroom equipment strewn all over the floor. 
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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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Tips for teachers on how to handle your learners' personalities

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In part 3 of my series on temperaments, I tackle how you can identify your learners' personalities with a few basic pointers. Plus this article largely includes tips for you - the teacher - on how to handle a variety of temperaments all in one classroom! 
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Painting the classroom canvas: the 4 personality temperaments

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Now that you have been able to establish whether you and your learners are Sunny-yellow Sanguines, crimson-red Cholerics, peaceful-green Phlegmatics or moody-blue Melancholics let's tackle each temperament in detail.
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Teacher's Temperament test and the personalities of your learners

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Every teacher is an artist, given a special gift of creating a masterpiece within her classroom. The learners are the mix of colours which can either blend together harmoniously or clash in a chaos of colour.  Sunny-yellow Sanguines, crimson-red Cholerics, peaceful-green Phlegmatics, moody-blue Melancholics are the different temperaments to discover and identify in the classroom.  You, as the artist of this classroom creation, have the power to create the masterpiece you envisage. 
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