Commentary, Education, Education and Human Rights

My plea for a better, dignified education system for all Batswana

Here is a letter that I wrote to the President of The Republic of Botswana. The letter was hand delivered to His Excellency's office on Teachers' Day, July 2018. He promised to take action to better the standard of education in Botswana. I look forward to this positive action. In this letter I quote a… Continue reading My plea for a better, dignified education system for all Batswana

Education and technlogy

Slow Academia is for the privileged – but then, isn’t all academia? — The Thesis Whisperer

The first blog I read after several months of mental block. Totally shaken back to reality and the importance of following through one’s goals. Is academia too Fast? In 2011, I wrote a piece called Slow academia in which I mused: “If you think about it, a thesis or dissertation is the epitome of Slow.… Continue reading Slow Academia is for the privileged – but then, isn’t all academia? — The Thesis Whisperer

Commentary, Education

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… Continue reading Taking Education to the People

Education, Inspiration

Wear your outfit like it’s your mission statement

Whoever came up with the description of teaching as a humble profession should be held accountable for the 'suffering' that teachers suffer. A Moment of silence, followed by a standing ovation for all the teachers in the world… I celebrate my profession every day. I remain hopeful that very soon there will be a global… Continue reading Wear your outfit like it’s your mission statement

Commentary

Happy Women’s month

This one goes to all the men who think women are obliged to dignify their lustful, disrespectful gestures and comments. As women, when we see a male figure, instinctively we see a symbol of protection and security. Our interactions with men can sometimes be seen to denote a fatherly, brotherly or uncle-niece kind of relationship. But… Continue reading Happy Women’s month

Education

To life-long learning and facing fears

  Tossing Graduation Hat“You look like a student” A colleague once said this to me. I know it is subject to different interpretations, but I took it as a compliment. I took it to mean I look young and carefree. I know being a student is not one of the cool things, so is being… Continue reading To life-long learning and facing fears

Education and Human Rights

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

Education and technlogy

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… Continue reading Of digital natives and their ‘immigrant’ teachers

Education and technlogy

After several months of repose, here I resurface

This is my first blog entry in about 10 months. The other posts before this one were imported from my other site that I decided to close due to technical reasons. My promise  I am not making an oath, but I solemnly promise (myself and my audience) that I shall take this blogging exercise seriously. I believe I have a… Continue reading After several months of repose, here I resurface