Why teen brains need a later school start time

Why teen brains need a later school start time According to the Harvard Mental Health Letter (July 2005) everyday unhappiness reaches its peak in late adolescence. There are a number of explanations for this. Parents are more important than peers for the pre-adolescent boy. As he approaches adolescence, he begins to change allegiance and seeks […]

Can thinking be taught?

Can thinking be taught? School’s primary purpose should be to prepare its learners to take up their rightful places in society and the world of work. This implies a complex skill set that is at once quite generic but on the other hand unique to the individual. One of the fundamental abilities that a good […]

A teacher’s guideline for effective online learning

A teacher’s guideline for effective online learning Covid- 19 has changed the schooling landscape. It has forced us all to look differently at the learning process. It is quite remarkable how quickly most of us have adapted. For many learners schooling has however, sadly, been a “correspondence” type of learning experience where the worksheets and […]

What is your measure of school excellence?

What is your measure of school excellence? Schools are often measured by their Matric results. A very simple mathematical calculation is made to determine the average number of distinctions per matric student in the year group. If school A’s average is higher than school B’s, then A is better than B! Well is it? I […]