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Teaching is about engaging with learners. Engaging implies serious dialogue with the INNER SPEECH of learners.  If INNER SPEECH is ignored, our learners end up in being #Visuallydeaf or #Auditoryblind  http://www.learningdesigns.co.za/category-blog-4-columns/231-the-inner-speach-tool-to-manage-learning.html  There is a solution for parents and teachers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/280845562380703/

The power of managing INNER SPEECH when teaching



A Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School learner ranted on WhatsApp recently, using the K-word against her fellow learners. What was she thinking? Did she learn nothing from Penny Sparrow? However, this article is not about the young woman’s foolishness, parental responsibility or how the school is handling it. We are discussing […]

Racist Rants: Six Rules for the Workplace





Workplace forums in a nutshell It is recommended that workplace forums should be formed when there are more than 100 employees.  They promote the interests of the workers by means of consultation and making joint decisions. Employers must provide workplace forums with all relevant information. The functions of workplace forums are […]

Workplace forums



The 17th commission on Employment Equity Report was released last week and shows very little progress towards the achievement of change. Why is this and why are companies not responding and doing more? In looking over the reports for the past few years I must admit the statistics if correct […]

Employment Equity problems and solutions



Making a decision about the right training for your organisation depends on a number of factors – identifying business needs, the needs of the employees and the recognition of existing skill levels.   Assess your needs   Making a decision about the right training for your organisation depends on a […]

Assessing employee training needs





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The Minister of Higher Education and Training recently presented the 2017/18 department budget to parliament. He is responsible for ALL post-school education and training. This includes both public and private providers at ‘college’ and ‘university’ level. This responsibility includes 26 public universities and over 100 [relatively small] private providers offering […]

DHET PSET 2017/18 budget comment