MID YEAR MESSAGE FROM REDDAM HOUSE MD SHEENA CRAWFORD-KEMPSTER
06 July 2017
Education has taken tremendous strides in the Digital Age. In many respects, with wide-ranging and readily available information on the World Wide Web, education has become far more interactive and ever-more demanding of our teachers.
Education and information are no longer the preserve of lofty teachers imparting pearls of wisdom to their students; education has become progressively `democratised’. This poses ever-increasing challenges to our amazing Reddam House teachers, to be endlessly inventive, skilled, entertaining and creative in the increasingly subtle `Art of Teaching’. A vital element of good teaching today lies in guidance with integrity and caring custodianship.
To this end, I applaud what Ben Johnson has to say that:
“Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver’s seat and then get out of the way.”
Let’s not forget that before you get to drive a vehicle, you need a learner’s license. There is a need to research and learn a great deal of theory which you then apply by putting that theory into practice. By the time the student takes the driver’s seat, he or she needs to have assimilated a great deal of theoretical information as Ben Johnson suggests, based on their own education, experience, skill, wisdom and values as the teacher’s task is that of custodian and guide. They point out potholes, other vehicles, tight turns and cul-de-sacs. They also prompt and assist our students to observe and drive according to the Rules of the Road, proactively anticipating and avoiding accidents so that our students arrive timeously and safely at their ultimate destination, with the teacher as navigator and the student with his or her eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel.
For this reason, Reddam House provides ...
FIRST INSPIRED NEWSLETTER
04 July 2017
WE ARE LAUNCHING OUR FIRST INSPIRED NEWSLETTER TO SHARE ALL THE EXCITING NEWS OF THE GROUP FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
Welcome students, educators, parents and friends to the first edition of our quarterly Inspired newsletter. The newsletter aims to strengthen the bonds between our growing Inspired family of schools, highlight new developments within the group and celebrate the achievements of our schools and students. Each edition will feature a selection of interesting news items from across the globe.
For more information about Inspired schools, visit our website and browse the OUR SCHOOLS page, where you will find a link to each school’s respective website.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE PART OF INSPIRED?
“At Inspired, we believe that the overall educational experience instils the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and values that students will carry with them for life. Inspired sets a ne...
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: COLLEEN TRAVISS-LEA
01 April 2017
Colleen Traviss-Lea has been appointed as the Head of School for Reddam House Helderfontein, effective 1 April 2017. Colleen has been in education for 27 years. She is highly qualified with a BA (Hons) in English, and sub majors in Applied Psychology and History, from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She also holds a HDE (PG) and a Further Diploma in Remedial Education, as well as proficiency as an Assessor and Moderator in Outcome Based Education.
Colleen’s career began at Bryanston High School, where she rapidly rose through the leadership ranks. In 2000, Colleen moved to Beaulieu College as the Acting Deputy Principal, to open the College. Her knowledge of operational systems was invaluable. Thereafter, Colleen moved to Crawford College in Lonehill. As a Senior English teacher at Crawford College, Colleen consistently maintained excellent Matric results. She has b...
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