Taking Education to the People

‘Hashtag we teach the nation’ Those who follow me on Twitter @BTlhobogang would have realised that I use the #WeTeachTheNation on many of my tweets, especially those that are about education issues.   Now let us take this post as one of my endeavors towards the “we teach the nation” agenda. The subject of discussion …

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21st century learning environments and new kinds of human rights issues

Education as a human rights issue Image source http://www.seatlepi.com The subject of human rights is a broad one. Its constituents evolve, collide with one another and stretch across disciplines, making it difficult to distinguish what really constitutes a human rights issue and what does not. I am particularly interested in the concept of education as …

Of digital natives and their ‘immigrant’ teachers

It is one thing to bring technology into the classroom just for the fun of it, and quite another to bring it because it is the best tool to facilitate achievement of specific educational goals. Prominent researchers and authors who advocate use of new media technology have consistently warned educators of the former. Having taught English …

Warning! The following content might be harmful to sensitive audience.

Of disclaimers and keeping the peace in the classroom This tagline became very much alive in my teaching experience. There are no boundaries in terms of what topics can arise during discussions in a language class.  If we have to inspire our students to be as imaginative and creative as possible especially with regard to creative writing, then it …