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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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Changing Mindsets about Maths and Science

Many teachers from disadvantaged communities believe that they are unable to teach Maths and Science in their respective schools. This is a traditional belief to such an extent that it has robbed many children that could have learned to appreciate Maths and Science at school. There are 17 teachers in the District of Sekhukhune in […]

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World Book Day: Let’s get bookie

Let’s Get Bookie  23 April is World Book Day, it is a celebration of reading and encourages children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have access to reading books and to possibly own a book of their own.  Many children in South Africa who come from rural […]

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Future Leaders Programme Expands

The Future Leaders Programme has expanded to 25 government schools around South Africa. This will enhance the quality of Training provided by the programme and make a large impact in our education system, we recognized that ensuring government schools, particularly low-income and rural schools, benefit from FLP’s success in developing high-quality teachers was a vital next […]

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Internships would spawn ace teachers

Pre-service teacher internships, which use the flexibility of distance learning education qualifications offered by universities such as Unisa and North-West University, place aspiring teachers in primary and secondary schools during their studies. Doing so allows them to spend considerable time as classroom teaching assistants, to receive mentorship from experienced teachers and to build a professional […]

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Global Teachers Institute trains teachers to be leaders

Nearly 2,000 teachers under the age of 35 have been trained by the Global Teachers Institute to lead schools and institutions. Xolani Majola of the Global Teachers Institute says that as a teacher he has always been passionate about youth development. The institute’s primary focus is developing young teachers. (Image supplied) Melissa Javan In the […]

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World Teachers’ Day: Fund the Future

October 5th has been declared to be World Teachers’ Day, a day celebrating teachers and to commemorate teacher organizations around the world. Teaching is a central and important profession to society, yet one the most undermined and less respected professions in the world. World Teacher’s Day aims at creating support for teachers and to ensure […]

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8 Takeaways: Global Axis Summit 2017

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend and present at the Global Teachers Institute Axis Summit. The summit was focused on education in South Africa but teachers from all over Africa and America attended. Here are some of my key takeaways from the summit: Personal Connection & Reflection are vital. Use a personal Venn diagram to […]

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Kimberly Harper, TWA Fellow, Shares her Placement Experience

The Teach With Africa and Global Teachers Institute Fellowship provides high-quality professional development for teachers and teachers-in-training, focusing on instructional programs and educational leadership initiatives through programs in South Africa. Global Teachers Institute aims to shift the international engagement paradigm to one of co-creating and co-sharing global teaching practices through the program. Below one of the participating […]

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