Department of Basic Education COVID-19 Guides

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has designed and released timely COVID-19 Guides for Teachers and Learners in Eight (8) Official Languages that provide ideas for how teachers, learners, and parents can deal with going back to school and learning during the lockdown. The guides aim to assist education stakeholders with COVID 19 protocols that can be observed during the phasing in of physical teaching and continued virtual learning. The DBE guides outline regulations on COVID-19 in the classroom, t...

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10 places to find reading and writing resources for primary school learners – part 1

Submitted by Fiona Beal One of my passions is developing reading and writing in kids. Nowadays the web is full of the most amazing sites – is it any wonder that some of us feel that free internet should be a basic human right!  Today I came across some amazing new sites and thought they would be great to share in a blog post. I have written two previous posts about reading resources for primary school learners so would like to add the links to those in case you are interested in looking them up: ...

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Create a blogging culture in your English classroom

Recently I created a Slideshare called ‘Your blog can be a fantastic teaching tool’ and I wrote from the standpoint of the teacher using a blog to teach.  I posted this in an earlier blog post. Here it is just as a reminder. A blog can be a fantastic teaching tool View more presentations from fionabeal Today’s post examines how a blog can be very beneficial to the students in a classroom, and in this case, an English classroom.  Create a blog for yourself and for your students ...

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