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Study memes part 2: Brace yourselves – winter is here!

We're about a month into school exams and university exams have just started. So we thought we'd cheer you up with a few memes because we know just how stressful exam time can be.

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Back off, mom – and 3 other things you need to hear right now as a parent of a matric student

With matric exams well under way, here are a few tips on how you can make things a little easier for your anxious teen.

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IN MEMES: The 6 stages we all go through when studying for exams

We know just how stressful exam time can be and how taxing studying can get. So we thought we'd cheer you up and remind you you're not alone.

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A few things to consider before cheating on that exam

Cheating may seem like the quickest and easiest way to do well on your exams. But have you considered the consequences if you get caught?

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Here's how anyone can become a maths whizz with Pólya’s method!

Mathematician Jennifer Ruef explains how focussing on the joy of solving puzzles, rather than memorizing rules, can actually help you with maths.

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The latest trend in SA: the flipped classroom

A lecturer at the University of the Free State shares her experiences and success with the flipped classroom method of teaching - the idea of using videos, worksheets and interaction between students to introduce them to new concepts.

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Technology can help kids learn, but only if parents and teachers are involved

Technology has once again proven to be a new and exciting way to keep learners interested and motivated to learn new concepts in class.

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5 things schools can do to help pupils’ mental health

With suicidal tendencies in children growing at an alarming rate, a researcher explains why children's mental health should be prioritised in schools.

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Mathematics: Let's apply 21st century thinking to maths education!

This researcher is rethinking outdated teaching methods.

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Dear Minister, 11 000 SA children with disabilities are not in school

South Africa's children with disabilities are not yet being supported properly, and the Department is too slow in overseeing transformation here.

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ADHD screening and treatment now free in South Africa

With the assistance of further funding, a recently launched initiative plans to take on the neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 1 in 20 South African children.

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Down syndrome won't keep me down: four friends open own pizza business!

Struggling to fight discrimination and find jobs, four friends, each living with Down syndrome, decided to open their own catering service – and it's thriving.

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Managing ADHD for happier holidays

Dr Rykie Liebenberg, gives practical advice on how best to manage ADHD over the festive season and still have a great time.

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Do you understand ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is becoming one of the most diagnosed disorders among children.

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Teaching maths: what works?

An Australian series titled Better Teachers is looking at ways to improve maths teaching and teacher training. Here are great ways proven to work.

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What parents and teachers should know about non-verbal learning disability

Australian academic Barbara Rissman explains NLD, a learning disability well recognised in the US, but not yet formally recognised in Australia.

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Is your child a dreamer? Read here

There's nothing wrong with a child daydreaming. But when his performance at school starts to drop seriously, it's time to take action, writes this mom.

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Does my child need a learner facilitator?

What is a learner facilitator, when do you need one, how much does it cost? Your questions answered.

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Milo the robot is helping autistic kids

This humanoid robot is helping autistic children worldwide.

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New alternative ADHD treatment

Interactive Metronome therapy is a new ADHD treatment to SA and it could change your child’s life.

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Autism unravelled

Latest research into this condition means it can be diagnosed earlier than ever. We look into this and other new insights. 

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ADHD Demystified

We know more about ADHD now than we ever have in the past, and although we still don't have a cure, it can be very successfully treated and managed. 

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‘I’m a teen with ADHD’

I’m building my future on the super-positives of ADHD, says a teen who's seen it from the inside.
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