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2020 Teach With Africa Educator Exchange kicks off

Over the next 3.5 weeks the San Francisco and Oakland Arear will be hosting 8 Global Teachers Institute Teachers through the Teach With Africa Educator Exchange. The main aim of the exchange is to help build relationships, learn and share pedagogical philosophies and practices from the US and South African teachers. We sat down to […]

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eeWorld Teachers Day 2019

Connect + Create = Change – Let’s Ramp it up! 

At the GTI Axis Summit 2019 in July, 291 people passionate about transforming education came together to connect, create and change the way we teach in our classrooms and interact in our communities. This World Teachers’ Day, we are ramping it up and sharing some of those conversations through the launch of the Axis Summit […]

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Crystal Polski’s time at LEAP 4

Crystal Polski applied for the Teach With Africa GTI Educator Exchange fellowship because she wanted to expand her professional network to include teachers from South Africa, she was eager to learn with and from them about how they are working to meet their students’ needs and support them to create student-centered learning experiences that are […]

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A Graduate. A Future Leader.

We believe that education and teacher training, in particular, is critical for triggering these shifts and by transforming and innovating the way teachers are trained we can bring systemic change to education and society more broadly. We know this kind of education movement is harder to articulate and harder to win because it requires individuals […]

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Global Teachers Society: Exam Drive

                The Global Teachers Institute together with the Witwatersrand University GTI Society Student Chapter launched their first exam drive to help equip students with essential exam packs as they head into exam season.  Over 140 students gathered in the Wits Education Campus auditorium to be part of the inaugural event and notable organizations […]

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New term, new beginnings for Nozipho Xulu

Global Teachers Institute would like to announce the appointment of Nozipho Xulu as its new Managing Director, effective April 2, 2019. Nozipho has vast experience in the education sector having worked as a teacher, principal and Chief Director within the Gauteng Department of Basic Education. She was also the General Manager of the Motsepe Foundation. Nozipho […]

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Nthabiseng at The Hamlin School

GTI Future Leader, Nthabiseng Lizzy Matsetela, was selected for the Teach With Africa US Internship and spent a month at the Hamlin School. Lizzy focused on instilling a love of math in her students. “My most transformative moment was when I realized the power I have as a teacher. I need to take ownership and […]

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Nomfundo Silwana A Global Teacher

  This World Teachers’ Day, we are celebrating the graduation of yet another teacher, Nomfundo Silwana who matriculated from LEAP Science and Maths school in 2007. Nomfundo enrolled in the Global Teachers Institute (GTI) Future Leaders teacher training programme completing a B.Ed. degree through UNISA. 19 October 2018, will mark a celebratory milestone for her […]

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Classroom Environment: A conversation with Chumile Mgwali

  Chumile Mgwali currently enrolled in the GTI Future Leaders Programme and a teacher intern at Vergenoegd Primary, Delft. He is studying towards his Bachelors in education (B.ed) at UNISA. During our GTI Summit this July, he presented a workshop on Classroom Environment. In our conversation below, he speaks about his experiences as a young […]

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GTI Axis Summit Programme 2018

We are excited to announce our programme line-up for the GTI Axis Summit 2018. We have 21 great professional development workshops on the Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by the cross-cutting Axis Forum in the afternoon hosted by well-known comedian and social activist Siv Ngesi. We will close out on Thursday with a collaborative “Teach Back […]

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