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All posts by Valerie Ward

23

Jun'22

The Rise of the Cognitive Development Wave

In recent years there has been a long-overdue shift in focus when it comes to assisting a child academically. The cognitive development wave has been sweeping the educational sector, with more and more people understanding the value of laying that all-important foundation.

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17

Jun'22

Webinar: My Teenager – A Real “Know-it-All” Until It Comes to Studying for a Test

My teenager - a real “know-it-all” until it comes to studying for a test, is presented by Monique van Heerden, Educational Practitioner from Edublox West Rand and Edublox Randburg. Monique is a remedial teacher, a reading therapist, and a whole-brain practitioner by trade.

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15

Jun'22

Webinar: The Effects of Reading Problems on a Child’s Emotions

This webinar focuses on the effects reading problems can have on a child's emotions. It was presented by Lizani Muller, Educational Practitioner from Edublox Polokwane.

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09

Jun'22

It Can Be a Long Path to the Dream: A Business Owner Case Study

Jonelle's business may only have opened its doors a year ago, but the success of her efforts is evident. Not only did she stay afloat during such a turbulent economic time, but she reached her maximum capacity of learners in less than a year.

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07

Jun'22

Brain Foods to Boost Memory and Concentration

One of the best ways to protect brain function is to provide this organ with the nutrients it needs to protect itself against free radical damage. Need some guidance? From fatty fish to tomatoes, these ten brain foods are proven to boost memory, help us think clearly, and contribute to overall good health.

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11

May'22

Women’s Right to Success in Business: A Business Owner Case Study

Today Lizani is not just a franchise owner but a mentor for her colleagues. She plays an integral role in training franchisees and acts as an action learning coach during peer group discussions. As her franchise grew, her husband Johan became involved. Together they took the business to the next level.

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28

Apr'22

Rights vs. Responsibilities in Education

One thing to note, as with all aspects of life, with rights come responsibilities. South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, with the Right to Education playing an essential role. While our constitution may be widely recognised and admired, few people know that the Department of Education has also introduced a “Bill of Responsibilities.”

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22

Mar'22

Right to Acceptance – The Fuss Around Neurodiversity

What is neurodiversity really, and what effect does it have on our view of learning disabilities like autism, dyslexia, and ADHD?

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10

Mar'22

The Right to Writing

The benefits of being literate transcend individuals, families, communities, and nations. Literacy should be a right and not a privilege, which is why we decided to focus on the "right to write" this month. We have put together a few exercises and tools that you can introduce at home to assist your child in those early steps into their educational career.

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22

Feb'22

How to Help Your Child Find a Love for Maths

A wonderful way for children to start understanding the working behind maths is to bring it into real life. Here are a few activities you could introduce at home to promote mathematical thinking and understanding.

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