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Teacher Training

JumpStart Foundation / Teacher Training

In South Africa, the early stages of mathematics education have faced significant challenges due to a gap in early grade teaching. Historically, Bachelor of Education degrees for Grade 1 to 3 teachers have all but ignored early-grade mathematics pedagogy, leaving many teachers ill-prepared to nurture young learners' mathematical abilities. Recognizing this, leading universities have collaborated...

At JumpStart, we continuously strive to improve and support the development of our educators. In November 2023 we performed our Annual Teacher Survey, which engaged 438 educators across six projects. The survey provides valuable insights into the programme's impact and areas for growth. The JumpStart Programme's Impact on Mathematics Teaching One of the key takeaways from the...

In South Africa, a significant gap exists in early grade mathematics education, largely due to a lack of comprehensive training for teachers in mathematics pedagogy. To address this critical issue, Jumpstart Foundation Trust has embarked on a journey to equip educators with the skills and knowledge necessary to foster a strong mathematical foundation in young...

On World Education Day South African children should be polishing their school shoes and sharpening their pencils. Instead they await a delayed return to school. Today we give thanks to those who have gone the extra mile during the pandemic to minimise the effects of disrupted education. We join hands with the 1.6 billion students...

Earlier this month, the bleak news of the international TIMSS study 2019 registered with South African educators and parents. It’s hard to comprehend that a staggering 63% of Grade 5 learners lack basic maths comprehension. This means that they are unlikely to succeed in higher grade mathematics. The root cause of this problem is a...

On International Teachers’ Day we honour the teachers who change the world. One of the remarkable educators who captured our imagination is the acting principal of Ukhanyiso Primary School, Mrs Funeka Phakade. She is holding a golden thread, first received as a girl from her beloved headmaster, now passing it on to tomorrow's teachers. Sitting...

Tumelo Mokoena is a tutor at Mohlodi Primary School, where he inspires a love of maths to learners in Grades 1,2 and 3. This 22-year-old says that teaching maths has greatly changed since he was in primary school. "Especially, if you consider lockdown learning, teaching via smartphones and devices!" As a tutor he is eager...