Ms. Mtati has been a teacher at her school, Vuyani Primary in Gugulethu, for nine years. She chose to come to the school because of its good practices and rich resources. Having years of experience, Ms. Mtati said her biggest highlight since becoming a teacher has been supporting other teachers in the challenges they encounter teaching learners with learning disabilities. Ms. Mtati is rather involved in the improvement of her school and plays a major role in supporting the staff with teaching and learning strategies.
When it comes to the impact the Edufundi programme has had on her, Ms. Mtati claimed that “Edufundi helped me to improve learner discipline in my classroom.” She states that she does group teaching, has learned how to plan effectively and how to maximise learner participation in her lessons. All in all, she believes Edufundi has been influential in improving her classroom management skills.
Ms. Mtati believes that after learning and implementing the Teach Like a Champion techniques, that it is necessary for every teacher to know and utilise the techniques. She has noticed that since being under the guidance of Edufundi mentor, Lumka Ndlungwana, she is able to handle learner discipline and work through the different needs of learners. She also believes she can have a good structured lesson instead of a lecture style one.
Thankfully, Ms. Mtati has noticed that since getting Edufundi support, learners follow the routines, learner discipline has improved, she can follow Double Planning and her lesson objectives match the Exit Ticket. Seeing the incredible impact that Edufundi support has had in her classroom Ms. Mtati hopes that this support will be provided to even more teachers.