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THATO CHWAANE
Staff Writer
  • The classroom: A dangerous place

    TONOTA: Teachers face many challenges in their work, one of which is classroom discipline. In some cases, pupils have even threatened their teachers with knives and similar weapons. And that makes the classroom a potentially dangerous place where the...

  • Feeding children’s brains

    TONOTA: But, unfortunately, we see in many households a different scenario, especially in those headed by a single parent, usually the mother. Such a parent may be burdened with so many responsibilities - working full time, guiding the children,...

  • Teachers’ prized resources

    TONOTA: So often today we hear that we are now in the knowledge-based economy. But, there is a serious shortage of books in our schools. When I supervised Tonota College of Education (TCE) students during their teaching practice in junior secondary...

  • Ways of improving teaching

    TONOTA: If test results are poor in Mathematics, then teachers will need to explain why this is so and come up with ways of improving their teaching, for example, by giving remedial lessons or changing their methods of teaching. In Agriculture,...

  • Reach out to children says Nasha

    Speaking at the beginning of a three-day National Child Care Forum, the minister said that disadvantaged children and caregivers require psychosocial support. Nasha noted that civil society organisations often focus on children at pre-school age and...

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