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You are your child’s most important role model

You are your child’s most important role model

Did you hate doing your schoolwork? Would you rather be doing 100 other things than spend time behind your books? Was schoolwork a source of conflict in your family when you grew up? Attitudes are learned and developed over time. Children are not born with attitudes...

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HOW TO BECOME A LEARNING FAMILY

HOW TO BECOME A LEARNING FAMILY

Futurologists predict that 65% of today’s Grade 4 learners will eventually hold jobs that don’t yet exist. So, how do you prepare your child for this changing scenario? Children need to exercise the inherent abilities of their brains in order to learn new skills,...

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Lost learning time

Lost learning time

The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on scholastic progress can be much worse than previously envisaged. Disturbing projections just released indicate that between March 2020 and June 2021, most primary school learners in South Africa have lost 70%-100% (i.e. a full...

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Leerverliese kan verminder

Leerverliese kan verminder

Oorspronklike artikel deur Denique Smith vir Die Burger (21 Junie 2021) Kenners meen dat leeragterstande wat leerlinge weens die Covid-19-pandemie ontwikkel het die hoof gebied kan word met leerontwikkelingsprogramme. Prof. Deon van Wyk, wat in kindersielkunde...

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Matric – and Then?

Matric – and Then?

Up until Grade 10, school is a secure and predictable environment, with few options of individual choices. But from Grade 11 onwards, the world of adult responsibility starts looming on the horizon–when one has to leave your comfortable oyster and start on the reality...

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Op julle merke, gereed…Gaan!! (Deel 1)

Op julle merke, gereed…Gaan!! (Deel 1)

Dis die begin van ‘n nuwe skooljaar wat soos ‘n skoon papier voor elkeen op die skoolbank lê. Die rapport van verlede jaar is klaar afgeteken saam met die teleurstellings en verrassings. Hoe kan ons ons kinders help om vanjaar sommer met die intrapslag ‘n meer...

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