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The role parents play in supporting their children (the learners) with revision
Teachers cannot – and shouldn’t be expected to – do it all. There are not enough school hours in a day for a learner to be introduced to new content and to learn it well at the same time. These are not the only reasons why parents should actively support their children – the learners – with revision as well as learning for examinations. Many studies over many years and in many parts of the world have proven that parents play a criti [...]
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Communication in – and outside of – the classroom
If you google the following question: Why is communication important in the classroom? … the following answer appears immediately: Communication makes learning easier, helps learners achieve goals, increases opportunities for expanded learning, strengthens the connection between learner and teacher, and creates an overall positive experience. As mentioned in our previous Teachers’ Blog (refresh your memory here:), the feedbac [...]
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Learners: Your responsibility in the classroom
Have you ever wondered – or tried to calculate – exactly how much time you spend at school?Whether you enjoy school or not, this is something to think about, isn’t it? Here’s the answer: In South Africa there are about 200 school days in a normal school year. On average you will spend about 7.5 hours of a normal day in school. If that sounds too terrible for words, consider this: in Japan, the country with the most school days in the year, t [...]
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