Author

Tshwarelo Hosia
  • Making schools count

    However, a school is a unique organisation that can make or break the future of children under its care. Job security in schools, while desirable, cannot be realised and protected at all costs. Learners are fragile and therefore must never be...

  • Making schools count

    To achieve good learning outcomes, secure job security of teachers and enhance the image of the teaching profession, government invested heavily on teacher professional development. In particular, a deliberate effort was made to phase out Primary...

  • Making schools count

    Other things are secondary. Rachel E. Curtis and Elizabeth A. City say a school system should all times “remember children.” And this reminds me of an experience I had with one of the foreign education consultants then engaged in the production...

  • Making schools count

    The system can pride itself in having invested a lot of money into the professional development of school managers but alas with no return on investment. The long and the short of it is that having a trained manger is important but that does not...

  • Making schools count

    The ‘learner first’ approach entails a consistent search for opportunities to improve instruction. This is vitally important because the quality of instruction is second to none in the quest for improved learning outcomes. Rachel Curtis and...

  • Making schools count

    In the words of Linda Cliatt Wayman, a prominent school Turnaround Champion, “if you are going to lead, lead.” Wayman made an interesting observation that not all buildings purporting to be schools are schools. Some are serving the purpose for...

  • Making schools count

    While a school improvement plan is a slow incremental agenda requiring years to effect change, a turnaround programme is a quick fix. “It is a dramatic and comprehensive intervention in a low achieving school that produces significant gains in...

  • Making schools count

    The revised version must necessarily include decentralisation (to cut the red tape) and empowerment of school leaders to give them a leading role in the procurement of teaching and learning needs. After all, school principals are better placed to...

  • Making schools count

    There is no school that is beyond redemption. Good leaders can redeem and turn around chronically low achieving schools, even if perceived hopeless. The big question is what makes some school principals tick and others less successful? Effective and...

  • Making schools count

    Taken out of context, this could be interpreted as something bordering on dictatorship. But this declaration gives a little more insight into the position of the school principal at the time - the powers the position wielded and the clout it carried....

  • Making schools count

    Today’s principals cannot get caught up in the minutia of building operations and logistics”. This means that school principals must get their priorities right and ensure that they spend a lot of time on instruction regardless of the many...

  • Making schools count

    This is the same college that produced former president Festus Mogae and ex-ministers David Magang (a property mogul and also proud owner of Phakalane estates and Baledzi Gaolathe (former Finance minister).The uniqueness of the college in terms of...

  • Making schools count

    The country boasts predominantly young, exuberant and highly qualified teachers. The market is saturated with teachers and some of them are being engaged on temporary terms owing to non-availability of permanent teaching posts while others painfully...

  • Making schools count

    It became a characteristic and prominent feature of junior secondary schools. With the advent of junior secondary schools and their subsequent mushrooming across the length and breadth of Botswana, a going it alone policy was going to be cumbersome...

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