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WATCH: Introducing the first aid kit... for your mind

We have first aid kits for our physical health, but what about our mental health?

Primary school

WATCH: Genius maths hacks: Adding fractions with the butterfly method

We all know how to add fractions the standard way. But have you heard of the butterfly method?

Tertiary education

Dreaming of attending a top university next year? Here are your 2020 admission dates

If you have your eye set on studying at a specific university next year, it's best to apply as early as possible.

High school

How Obakeng Leseyane went from not knowing a word of English at 10 to becoming an entrepreneur and giving Ted-X talks at 21

At just 21 years old he’s already started education-based initiatives that have raised over R600 000 in three years and writes and speaks on international platforms with global shapers and change-makers. Here's his story.

High school

Were you affected? Outrage over school closures due to violent service delivery protests

"I have really had it with people destroying the chances of others." Debbie Schäfer tweeted her frustrations over last week's service delivery protests. Did the school closures affect your family?

Learning difficulties

Is your child struggling in an English-medium school? It may not be the language barrier

These factors have an impact on English language proficiency in South Africa, and why they're so important in identifying learning disorders.

Learning difficulties

The costs of learning difficulties: How to budget if your child needs help

From ADHD to dyslexia and speech delay, here’s what you need to know about the importance of getting the right diagnosis and treatment for your child.

High school

Teaching your child 'academic buoyancy' will help them deal with school-based challenges

Psychologists have highlighted resilience as key to navigating life at all levels, and by equipping your child with the skills to deal with school-based challenges, parents are also preparing them for adulthood.

Tertiary education

7 tips to stay safe while studying abroad

Regardless of the destination, students should exercise caution as they travel and study. Here are seven useful tips to make sure time spent abroad is happy, productive and safe.

School-exams: Practice papers, study guides and exam advice

PRINTABLE: The 2019 June NSC and SC exam calendar

Here are the dates and times matrics of 2018 and South African adults will be sitting for the brand new June NSC and SC examinations.

Primary school

WATCH: Genius maths hacks: Multiplying teen numbers

From 11x11 right up to 19x19, here’s an easy hack to tackle and times teen numbers.

High school

"This is Africa's time": Kenyan teacher wins $1m at international teaching competition

The Varkey Foundation's annually held Global Teacher Prize has awarded Kenyan teacher, Peter Tabichi, a one million dollar prize, and it couldn't be more deserving.

High school

Here's how you can help your kids see schooling as a small part of a much bigger picture

If we only focus on school as curriculum mastery and we do not stand back and point out the life journey to our kids, they will likely never realise this for themselves.

Learning difficulties

Did your child get bad first term marks? Here’s how you can help them improve during the holidays

As adults, we often focus on the cynical and even joke about it. But the truth is, being positive is difficult and takes work, but in the long term it’s worth more than cynicism.

Tertiary education

Studying in the States: A step-by-step guide

From the inside scoop on what universities are looking for down to the application process itself, here's everything you need to know before you book your one-way ticket to study in the States.

Primary school

The "life-changing" math hack for percentages they probably didn’t teach you in school

If your little ones are struggling to work out their percentages and it makes more sense to switch the two numbers around, do it! Turns out the answer is the same both ways.

Primary school

AI in schools? Here’s what we need to consider

AI's already filtered through most of what we do. Just ask Siri. But soon enough, it'll also play a vital role in your child's education. Will it replace teachers in the classroom? Probably not. But it's important for us to understand its potential as well as its limitations.

Primary school

Study reveals one of kids’ top dream jobs is to be a YouTube influencer

A survey about what children want to be when they grow up has revealed the changing landscape of the working world!

Primary school

WATCH: Genius maths hacks: The 9 times table

If you've got your tables memorised, you can probably read off your 9-times tables like nobody's business. But we've put together these genius math hacks that make it easier to tackle even the bigger numbers.

Primary school

Gauteng parents, you can now apply to any school regardless of your location

MEC for Education in Gauteng, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, recently announced that, as of now, parents can apply to any school for their children, regardless of the location of said school.

Primary school

WATCH: Genius maths hacks: The 11 times table

Sure, memorising your times tables is easy when you’re working with smaller numbers. The bigger ones, not so much... But we’ve put together these genius math hacks that makes multiplication a whole lot easier to do.

School-exams: Practice papers, study guides and exam advice

Grade 4 study guides: Mathematics

Download these study guides to help your Grade 4 child with their upcoming exams.

School-exams: Practice papers, study guides and exam advice

Grade 5 study guides: Mathematics

Download these study guides to help your Grade 5 child with their upcoming exams.

Primary school

Future skills: Leadership

Leadership is a skill that will stand our children in good stead one day, regardless of the career they end up in. But how can schools and parents foster and nurture leadership? A teacher explains.

School-exams: Practice papers, study guides and exam advice

Grade 5 study guides: Natural Sciences and Technology

Download these study guide to help your Grade 5 child with their upcoming exams.

School-exams: Practice papers, study guides and exam advice

Grade 4 study guides: Natural Sciences and Technology

Download these study guide to help your Grade 4 child with their upcoming exams.

Primary school

Consent in the classroom: The reason 23 pupils in Valhalla reported their sex pest teacher

Earlier this month News24 reported that a teacher allegedly sexually assaulted 23 pupils at Valhalla Primary School in Pretoria last year but learners only opened up about this after police officers visited their school in January to teach them about sexual assault.

Primary school

Surveillance app raises concerns about children’s right to privacy

The ClassDojo app allows teachers to record and photograph student behaviour and display student standings to an entire class, and it is being used in 180 countries.

Primary school

Stressed boy calls emergency operator for help – with math homework!

A 10-year-old schoolboy called emergency services for help with a difficult assignment – and a kind dispatcher patiently helped him.

Learning difficulties

5 tips to reduce children’s test anxiety

Parents can assure children that anxiety is a natural feeling, and they can learn to manage it.

High school

Matric jargon explained, from MEO to NBT

Matric is complicated enough for both parent and child without the complicated terminology. Read through our handy glossary of terms that are bound to come up during this intense year.

Learning difficulties

How dogs could make children better readers

So, how exactly can dogs help children to read? It's simpler than it sounds, promise.

Learning difficulties

Dyscalculia or "Maths dyslexia": Why some children really struggle with numbers

Dyscalculia is defined as a condition that involves long-term, severe difficulties with mathematics – which cause significant problems with academic or occupational performance, or with daily activities. Here we explore it.

Primary school

Yes or no to homework? Parents respond

We recently published a letter sent in by the headmaster at Riverview Preparatory School in Mpumalanga, Gareth Dry, in which he explained exactly why we should do away with homework. We got so many responses from parents, some of whom agreed, some with differing views, but they seem to have reopened the debate. What are your thoughts?

Matric past exam papers

NSC past exam papers: Technical Sciences

Download these new Technical Sciences exemplars to help you prepare for the matric exams.

Matric past exam papers

NSC past exam papers: Technical Mathematics

Download these new Technical Mathematics exemplars to help you prepare for the matric exams.

High school

Spot the fake news: How analysing patterns helps students detect deceptive media

Showing students how to determine source credibility, and to analyse tone, bias and motive, is a great way to help them with their media literacy. Here's how students are filtering through and deciphering what they’re reading.

Primary school

"Homework? No thank you" – a principal responds

"All the latest and best research around the world now indicates that homework at primary school level is unnecessary and often dangerous to the cognitive and social development of our children. To give or not to give homework is not an ‘age old debate’ as it is actually no longer a debate. The science is in and it is irrefutable."
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