Mrs Nombuso Mhlongo teaches English in Grade 7 at Christianenburg Primary School in Clermont, Pinetown District in KZN. She says she is very grateful for taking part in the Edupeg Programme as she had a recent assignment on Generic Teaching and Learning in Education Context she had to complete and was so confident going into it. She told her Edupeg mentor, Nobuntu Makhaye, that her knowledge and application of the Culture of Error and Checking for Understanding techniques helped her a lot when doing her assignment. And it certainly did, she scored 37 out of 40. A fantastic result.
She really enjoys using the Teach Like a Champion techniques and she was extremely happy to use the knowledge from Edupeg for her assignment. She also enjoys using the Cold Calling technique and was happy to see learners who are usually shy taking part. The Star technique has been used to demand attention when giving instructions on entry / exit routine and going through the score sheet.
This is Mrs Mhlongo’s journey with Edupeg as written by Nobuntu:
“I started mentoring her in 2017 while she was teaching IsiZulu in Grade 6. She was then moved to Grade 7 to teach English. Her dedication and hard work enabled her to adapt quickly in the Senior Phase. Although she didn’t attend the Introductory and Behaviour and Culture Workshop she learned very fast during our feedback sessions. She is very open to my suggestions and implements what we discuss during feedback.
Her commitment to excellence started paying off. Within 3 months in Grade 7 there was order in her class and learner engagement continued to improve. She is well organised and plans her lessons carefully and in detail with a clear Objective in mind. She clearly unpacks the Lesson Objective and engages learners actively in her lessons. She is very firm and demands 100% attention when giving instructions. She circulates to check compliance and is always happy to see her learners achieve the lesson objective.”
When Nobuntu and fellow Edupeg mentor, Nokuthula Kubheka, met the principal they shared this positive feedback. He proudly said “Mrs Mhlongo is one of the best teachers, the Edupeg programme has just made her blossom."