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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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Reflections from our San Francisco Interns

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, 6 Educators from The Global Teachers Institute set off to San Francisco for the annual teach With Africa US Educator exchange program. The program places our trainee teachers in host schools throughout six schools in the U.S. where they observed and practiced teaching in American classrooms. The program took place […]

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Uber disrupted transportation. How do we disrupt education?

In the 21st century, technology has changed almost every facet of our lives: Uber changed taxi services by showing how to manage a transport company without needing to have a fleet of cars. Airbnb changed the tourist industry by showing travelers an alternative way of finding accommodations without relying on hotels. Economist Clayton M. Christensen […]

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Reflections from our Chicago interns

Last month, the Global Teachers Institute sent South African student teachers to Chicago to participate in our annual global teaching internship. The program places our student teachers in host schools throughout the U.S. where they can observe and practice teaching in American classrooms. The Chicago program took place at Hinsdale Central High School and Hinsdale South High […]

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“How do teachers stand for equality and inclusion in their classrooms?” A conversation with Gugulethu Radebe

Gugulethu Radebe teaches history at the Diocesan School for Girls in Grahamstown. She presented a workshop on equality and inclusion during our Axis Summit this July. In our conversation below, she speaks about her experiences as a young educator.  How did you first get interested in education? I first got interested in education when I […]

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“How do you make teaching attractive to young people?” A conversation with Sibusiso Sebeko

 Sibusiso Sebeko is the Future Leaders Programme Site Manager at LEAP 5 in Limpopo, where he also teaches and co-facilitates Life Orientation classes. In our conversation below, he speaks about his experiences working as a young teacher in education. What are some of the biggest issues concerning education in South Africa today? Twenty years after […]

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Reflections from our 2016 Teaching Fellows

  For the last several weeks, our 2016 Teaching Fellows have been busy presenting workshops at our Axis Summit, and completing teaching residencies at our partner schools across South Africa. Below are excerpts from their reflections on this personal and professional journey. “Here, instead of shunning those who do not have their own space, shared […]

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