Archive | News

Sibusiso Sebeko

“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 […]

Continue Reading
MandelaDay_25 (1)

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 […]

Continue Reading
photo 1

The leadership shift we need in teaching: a conversation with Marguerite Callaway

Marguerite Callaway is Chief Executive Officer of the Callaway Leadership Institute, an international leadership development company whose mission is to help current and aspiring leaders reach their full potential. She is also a founding member of the GTI.  Ms. Callaway’s life’s work has been to understand the conditions that foster leadership effectiveness and organizational success. In […]

Continue Reading
TWA Teaching fellows

Meet our 2016 Teaching Fellows!

In partnership with Teach with Africa, the GTI would like to introduce our 2016 teaching fellows. Our fellowship program identifies high- impact teachers and educational leaders in the US and places them in our partner schools in South Africa for a short residency. The fellowship program aims to facilitate an authentic platform for fellows and their […]

Continue Reading

GTI’s Zonke Mpotulo selected for the Mail & Guardian’s annual list of 200 Young South Africans

This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Mail & Guardian’s annual list of 200 notable South Africans under the age of 35. We are delighted to announce that GTI Future Leader Programme Manager Zonke Mputulo was selected for this year’s list. The Mail & Guardian’s piece describes her journey from LEAP student to LEAP school leader […]

Continue Reading

Introducing our new addition to the Axis Education Summit: EdTech Summit Africa

We are happy to announce a new addition to the AXIS Education Summit: the fourth annual EdTech Summit Africa conference. EdTech Summit Africa is a professional development conference where educators learn to implement creative and cutting-edge technology in schools and communities. A global travel team of presenters (including African education professionals) work together to deliver high […]

Continue Reading

USA Interns return with new insights

Last month, the Global Teachers Institute, in partnership with Teach with Africa, sent sixteen South African student teachers to the United States 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 2016 program […]

Continue Reading

CliffCentral interviews Zonke Mpotulo

Zonke Mpotulo, GTI Future Leaders Programme Manager and teacher at the LEAP 5 school in Garankuwa was recently a guest on CliffCentral’s Leadership in Education segment hosted by Adriaan and Louis Groenewald, along with Barbara Dale-Jones. Click here to visit the CliffCentral website to listen to the interview.  

Continue Reading