Congratulations are in order for Intermediate Phase mentee, Mrs Seloane, from Machiu Primary. She entered the National Excellence Primary Teacher Awards, which she won at District Level and is now going for the Provincial Level Award next week. If she wins there she’ll go to Nationals.
This is an extract which her mentor, Vuyo Mgadla, wrote as motivation for Mrs Seloane to win.
“As an educator, Mrs Seloane is deeply committed to the education of the learners and her work with the Edupeg Programme can attest to this. Therefore I highly recommend that she be awarded for the “Excellence in Primary School Teaching” category.
A versatile all-round teacher, Mrs Seloane’s dedication to teaching is one of her most valuable assets and extends beyond her involvement in the school. During the month of August 2017 she organised a trip for Grade 5 Science learners to go to Rhodes University and with no doubt this will motivate some of the learners to choose Science as their career.
She is a dedicated educator who always strives for excellence. She spends time on her preparation which is always creative and of a high standard and she always finds her own way of doing things. She is organised and has even designed English and Science Booklets to assist her learners. She is always concerned about the achievement of her learners and she takes her time to analyse their results, across other subjects, so that she can make an informed decision using the data for her planning. Mrs Seloane also believes that the learners must be equipped with the latest skills to prepare them for today’s technologically challenging world. She always finds her teachings most effective when she involves the learners in real life scenarios and incorporating practical classroom activities.
Mrs Seloane has successfully adapted to Edupeg Mentorship Programme. In my feedback sessions after our mentorship lesson her honesty, openness and willingness to implement suggestions and try new things is a big shout out for me. She also shares her good practices with other teachers from other schools. Due to her dedication to her work Mrs Seloane was asked to be part of our Lead Like a Champion workshops. These workshops are meant for Senior Management Teams (SMTs), but they recognised the contributions she would be able to make in the formation of her schools action plan to implementation the TLAC (Teach Like A Champion) techniques in their school.
It has been a pleasure observing Mrs Seloane since the beginning of the year, seeing her teaching different subjects such as NSTECH, English and Arts. I am proud to be her mentor. She has demonstrated that teaching to her is a process of attending to people’s needs, experiences and feelings and making specific interventions to help them learn particular concepts. She continues to impress me with her dedication to the teaching of learners in primary school.”
Congratulations Mrs Seloane, an award you no doubt deserve! Best of luck with provincials next week.
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