While many of you South African teachers are enjoying a well-earned break from school, the Radical Learning team is attending Education Week Expo in Johannesburg. We’re enjoying conference presentations and workshops on a range of subjects, but particularly focusing on technology in education. When we head back to Cape Town we will be enthused and inspired and full of great new ideas to share with you in training sessions!
We have also had the opportunity to share the brilliance of Talking Stories with conference delegates, many of whom are grappling with the requirements of the new (CAPS) curriculum for next year. First aditional language must be taught from Grade 1, and given almost as much time on the timetable as home language. Many of you already know that Talking Stories is THE best material available for building a bridge from home language to first additional language. We’re delighted at the warm response we have received from delegates here. We were thrilled to have the opportunity for a 45 minute live discussion on national radio on Day 1. Clearly South Africa is sitting up and taking note of the wonderful success of Talking Stories for primary school literacy teaching!