Something to get us started as the new year begins This is the first time I have posted content that is not my own (well, except for posts that I have re-blogged from blogs I follow). I tweaked the content and added graphics for aesthetics and convertion from oral delivery to digital/textual format. The author… Continue reading Academic Research and Productivity: A motivational Speech
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
‘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
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
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
Who are my students? To answer this one I had to answer the “who am I” aspect first. Maybe there is some irony in this..."As I learnt how to teach, I learnt who I am." Well, teaching developed my character .When I look back now I see how crucial it was that I had to… Continue reading Who are my students?
Got the qualification! Ready to deliver! I still don't understand why no one had told me the qualification was just a license to allow me into the classroom. To practice and play the role a teacher is entrusted with I needed more. First I was frustrated. I had never imagined students who could not speak… Continue reading Welcome to the classroom