South Africa is producing too few teachers, especially in key subjects such as maths and science. Also, existing teachers spend too little time in the classroom and many teach poorly when they are in the classroom.
With research showing overwhelmingly that good teaching is vital for better student results, the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) asked four experts to conduct in-depth studies of the supply of, demand for, and quality of South Africa's teachers, particularly in respect of maths and science.
Their findings are summarised in a new CDE report - VALUE IN THE CLASSROOM: The quantity and quality of South Africa's teachers.
Alhamdulillah, the AMS spiritual retreat was well received by all the delegates.
Held, in the scenic Drakensberg, the retreat proved to be soul rejuvenating. The theme message was very clear. We, the leaders of our school have to lead by example. Children "listen" with their "eyes."
As leaders, we have to initiate change in our own lives. This will then InshaAllah filter down to our staff and learners.
Visit our downloads section for the audio recordings at the retreat.
Get your educators and learners motivated with the 6 A Campaign!
Every month AMS will launch a theme poster for you to implement at your school.
Implement and share your success stories with us. Be part of the change and reap the rewards in the Akhirah.
Click the graphic to download the Poster Set for:
1. 6 A Overview
2. Feb Poster
3. March Poster
Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh
Growing up is such a challenge. SubhanAllah. We have to cut teeth, bump our heads, scrape our knees, fall out of trees, lose teeth, break bones, deal with acne, change schools, lose friends, “fit in”, stand out… Allahul Musta’an… And then starts the real trying part… being yourself.
In Allah’s Wisdom, He has placed all these events in our lives purposefully and at the most perfect junctures, when we are ready for them. We might not have the ability to deal with new challenges straight away, but when we are ready to learn how, they present themselves, disguised mostly as difficulties. In dealing with them, we develop new skills, sharpen our senses and broaden our horizons. Alhamdulillah.
I’d like to pay particular attention to the challenges that come with “being yourself”, a challenge that not only adolescents, but also grown men and women grapple with. Why is it so difficult for us to live our truth? Why is it so important to us to look good in the eyes of our peers and critics? Don’t we understand that our true value lies in preserving our natural state? Don’t we “get” that the only time we will be at ease and at peace with ourselves is once we are being who we really are? The
answer, I am afraid, is that even as we get older, a huge part of our lives are spent trying to make “the people” feel happy and comfortable.