Today's Big Stories

Respect and recognise that kids learn differently, urges teacher

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to how young minds learn, explains teacher and motivational speaker Joanne Boshell.

Boshell teaches learning skills and motivational techniques to educators, pupils and parents.

She says that it is important for teachers and guardians to help young learners achieve their ultimate potential.

At the same time, Boshell cautions that parents need to tread the line between neglecting their child's academics and allowing them to study independently.

It's important that parents know what's going on. However, I'm noticing too many pupils (particularly in the Grade 5 and 6 area) that are dependent on their parents.

Joanne Boshell, teacher and motivational speaker

There are auditory learners who learn by listening, visual learners who learn by seeing, and kinesthetic learners who learn by doing.

Boshell has encouraged teachers to respect the different kinds of learning abilities that children have, and avoid imposing their own inclinations on their classes.

She says that while understanding the different learning styles is useful, pupils should not limit themselves in terms of their capabilities.

Boshell urges children to play an active role in their own education and challenge themselves to the different kinds of learning in order to be empowered.

Listen to the full conversation from The Pippa Hudson Show (with Africa Melane):

Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

A judge has ruled that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not hold any position at the SABC and Twitter has wasted no time reacting.

Why family traditions matter

Why family traditions matter

Whether it's breaking bread or celebrating through song and dance, family rituals and traditions can create a sense of belonging.

Popular articles
Shocking claims of how Eskom deliberately caused 2008 and 2014 load shedding

Shocking claims of how Eskom deliberately caused 2008 and 2014 load shedding

Former Eskom employee reveals how the load shedding of 2008 and 2014 was “self-inflicted" by Eskom.

Double taxation looms for citizens working abroad

Double taxation looms for citizens working abroad

SA's new tax laws are pushing towards scrapping tax exemptions for South Africans earning a salary in foreign countries.

Sim swap scam: "They get the pin number and then clean out your account"

Sim swap scam: "They get the pin number and then clean out your account"

Consulting forensic scientist David Klatzow gives a detailed break down of the sim swap scam where criminals are hijacking phones.

Safety concerns at Newlands stadium

Safety concerns at Newlands stadium

They've been concerns around the safety of rugby fans attending rugby matches at Newlands Stadium.

International “one ring” phone scam can cost you big bucks

International “one ring” phone scam can cost you big bucks

My Broadband's Jan Vermeulen explains that as fast as the service providers block the numbers, new ones crop up.

13 random thoughts on living a happier, less materialistic life

13 random thoughts on living a happier, less materialistic life

Kabous le Roux shares 13 random thoughts he has on being less materialistic and living the good life right here, right now...