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My Tiny Nuggets of Treasure

My Tiny Nuggets of Treasure

“Sit still Thobani! Stop turning around Phindi…  Young man if you don’t start writing that work is going to write by itself!” – ahhh the famous lines of teachers in the moments where we are almost at our wit’s end… You see some people call it Jurassic Park, it’s made…

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I am a teacher

I am a teacher

I am a teacher. I owe my being to the beautiful children I am entrusted to educate. The year 2020 began with endless possibilities. I was to teach grade 1 for the first time. I was filled with motivation to mould the minds of my highly impressionable learners. I wanted…

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The needs of our schools during COVID-19

The needs of our schools during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Edufundi has stayed in contact with beneficiaries in order to continually assess and respond to their needs. In addition to the 1800+ telephonic support sessions we’ve provided since the beginning of lockdown, we recently surveyed our school principals to find out how they are coping, and…

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A Colourful Day Admidst Darkness

A Colourful Day Admidst Darkness

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the great changes that this has brought mentors and mentees have had to work on platforms they never faced before. As a mentor, I now had to provide the skills and support to my mentees virtually using various methods of technology. This was challenging yet…

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Making a Difference for the Greater Good

Making a Difference for the Greater Good

Showing compassion for others during a crisis is a remarkable quality of any human being. Whilst many people were struggling as the lockdown impacted on their ability to feed their families, one particular individual could not sit back and watch others go hungry. Shaun Sivalingam, Edufundi mentee and Head of…

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Going Beyond the Call of Duty

Going Beyond the Call of Duty

I have always been inspired by Mrs Zungu, a mentee of mine who before lockdown would regularly use her own money to buy books for learners or food when they were hungry. I will never forget when she excused herself from a mentoring session, as she had to rush to…

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Wonder Women

Wonder Women

Apart from their colourful outfits, every superhero is known for having a special ability or talent, which they use to protect the innocent and fight against evil and injustice. No matter what they are doing, when they hear the call of someone in need, they drop everything and take action,…

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Understanding and Navigating Change

Understanding and Navigating Change

In times of uncertainty and instability, we look for things to help us make sense of our situation. The image below can be a valuable tool for this: AREA OF CONTROL: These are the things you have direct control over: your thoughts, feelings beliefs, values, choices and behaviours. AREA OF…

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#EdufundiAtHome 4: How to plan a lesson effectively

#EdufundiAtHome 4: How to plan a lesson effectively

Welcome back to the final installment of the #EdufundiAtHome video series, helping you to teach like a champion at home. This series will help you build these skills: THE #EdufundiAtHome SERIES WILL HELP YOU BUILD THESE SKILLS: How to set up a user-friendly routine for schoolwork. How to work positively…

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#EdufundiAtHome – 3. How to set simple objectives for each lesson

#EdufundiAtHome – 3. How to set simple objectives for each lesson

Welcome back to the #EdufundiAtHome video series, helping you to teach like a champion at home. This series will help you build these skills: THE #EdufundiAtHome SERIES WILL HELP YOU BUILD THESE SKILLS: How to set up a user-friendly routine for schoolwork. How to work positively with your child and…

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