Thandekile has been a teacher in South Africa for 7 (seven) years. She has worked with learners who are English mother tongue speakers as well as those who speak English as second or third language. Her first 5 (five) years of teaching were at Pretoria public, English medium, school where she taught English, Natural Science and Technology as well as Arts and Culture in the intermediate and senior phase. During her first years of teaching she realised that her learners were not achieving to their optimal level and therefore needed to improve her practice. She recognised that she needed to be more knowledgeable in remedial teaching. She continued her studies; and she obtained an Honours Degree in Learning Support from the University of Pretoria. This degree strengthened her passion for teaching as well as remedial teaching.
She then pursued an opportunity to advance her career in teacher development, where she specialised in training and mentoring English Curriculum Advisors, Teachers, In-service Teachers and Learners. During this time she worked in both rural and urban schools in the Free State, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. This opportunity allowed her to work with teachers and learners in both primary and high school.
Thandekile recently started working with the Breteau Foundation, an organisation that provides tablets and teacher training to underprivileged schools. At the Breteau Foundation, she is responsible for teacher training and classroom technology implementation.
Making sure that learners understand a certain topic takes time and careful planning. Corrective measures after assessment play a vital role in learner achievement. This hands-on workshop will assist teachers in planning and creating remedial lessons that are fun, innovative, engaging yet purposeful. We will look at the importance of remedial activities and how to assess effectively. The workshop will be technology and CAPS centered, however, the strategies can be applied with or without technology. Participants will leave the workshop with many strategies that they could use across the curriculum. Little to no technology experience is needed and the activities cover Grade R-7.