In a string of thought-provoking 'what ifs', Greg McKeown asked, 'What if schools eliminated busywork and replaced it with important projects that made a difference to the whole community? What if all students had time to think about their highest contribution to their future so that when they left school they were not just starting on the race to nowhere?.
Solutions that work within Math education have its roots in a balanced combination of sound pedagogy and practical help that bring rigour, logical development, exactness, universality, abstraction diversity, rhythm and more to each child and young person. Leadership is needed to create an ecosystem where innovation benefits every learner.
Mobilizing for quality learning experiences for the deaf learners in South African schools and communities have been the priority of Odette Swift, Director for Deaf Education in South Africa, for all of her life. This year she is joined by mrs Ingrid Parkin, principal of St Vincent School of the Deaf to inspire leaders to an inclusive approach to learning and teaching.
The Health burden in South Africa places a heavy responsibility on the teachers who must deliver the same curriculum to a student population incapacitated by a vast and varying amount of health-related drawbacks and constraints. Leaders must set the pace for a vastly improved approach to avoid fragmentation of our children's learning experiences.