Managing classroom disruptions

Navigating classroom distractions is part and parcel of classroom management 101. There are two types of classroom disruptions.

Some are expected day-to-day challenges, which are largely falling within the teacher’s sphere of influence while others, could be major, unprecedented and unanticipated emergencies, which, predominantly fall outside the teacher’s jurisdiction. COVID-19 and the two big world wars are classical examples of unexpected emergencies, which literally pounced like a thief of the night and choked and paralysed education systems across the world.

Fortunately, it is a rarity to experience the latter distractions, which have the power to blow away a whole system. Many common problems, which have rendered the system of education ineffective, require classroom management skills - some very basic tools, often forgotten or taken lightly. The challenges can be addressed through behavioural changes. Therefore the task at hand is to run an awareness campaign while seeking to offer solutions to day-to-day challenges classroom practitioners face.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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