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Musical Maja is on a roll

2020-05-11T13:04:54+02:00

It is her love for music and performance which motivates Maja Snyman (13) of Northcliff, Johannesburg, to put in hours without end. This protégée of Russian violin teacher, Irene Tsoniff, had her head set on going to the World Champions of Performing Arts later this year in Los Angeles but, unfortunately, the outbreak of COVID-19 [...]

Musical Maja is on a roll2020-05-11T13:04:54+02:00

Is the coronavirus an opportunity to reshape South Africa’s educational landscape?

2020-07-18T17:28:10+02:00

  Distance Educator Brainline says that, while the coronavirus and subsequent lockdown have wreaked havoc on basic education in general, it should also be seen as an opportunity by policymakers to introduce solutions that incorporate digital learning. The education of hundreds of thousands of learners are still being affected by school closures, which are expected [...]

Is the coronavirus an opportunity to reshape South Africa’s educational landscape?2020-07-18T17:28:10+02:00

A brief history of education and why we do things the way we do: Part 1

2019-09-26T19:51:36+02:00

Sometime in recorded history, before cellular phones and the internet and YouTube and (gasp) Windows 95, I attended high school in a pretty normal school in a pretty normal suburb in the south of Johannesburg. I did normal subjects in the normal way, had normal friends and normal homework. In my Matric year, my English [...]

A brief history of education and why we do things the way we do: Part 12019-09-26T19:51:36+02:00

Why deschooling can give your homeschool journey a head-start

2020-05-06T22:02:38+02:00

Starting the homeschool journey is a life changing experience. Like any other such experience, it will have many challenges worth overcoming. I like to compare it with having a baby: no matter how much you prepare yourself and read about it, experiencing it is so much different than reading a book. It takes a long [...]

Why deschooling can give your homeschool journey a head-start2020-05-06T22:02:38+02:00

The Misconceptions of Homeschooling

2020-05-06T22:03:11+02:00

24 October 2018 An essay on some of the false assumptions made about homeschoolers - and/or homeschooling in general - by traditional scholars. There are three main ‘worries’ that come to mind when traditional scholars, or those who have attended or are attending traditional school, think about homeschooling: schoolwork, physical activity and socialisation. I would [...]

The Misconceptions of Homeschooling2020-05-06T22:03:11+02:00