Violence in schools

Violent behaviour in schools has undoubtedly increased in recent decades.  For a short period following the Morne Harmse (Samurai sword killer) case things seemed to have calmed down and education specialists and teachers were all keeping their fingers crossed, hoping that was the last violent attack – but recent incidences of violence suggest that we […]

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Benefits and disadvantages of homeschooling

With the increase in technologies that enable parents to work from home and from relatively remote regions I find that more and more parents are considering homeschooling their children.  Added to this is the disillusionment many parents feel with the traditional schooling system and it’s overall failure to produce self-directed learners.   Here are some […]

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Kids learning activities – Three fun ways to increase your child’s general knowledge

With the ever increasing volume of academic work that children are required to master, general knowledge topics are often neglected both at school and at home.  A good general knowledge is considered an indicator of intelligence; it enriches us as people; helps us understand the world as a whole and at the very least, makes […]

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Kids learning – guiding principles for parents

With so many different types of Education programmes, products, philosophies and schools of thought out there it can be incredibly  confusing for parents to know how to stimulate a young child’s development or how to approach teaching and learning with older children.  Children all learn in different ways, but no matter which school of thought […]

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