Durban — In celebration of World Teachers’ Day on Wednesday, Matthew Sterne, the managing director of the NPO, Crew for a Cause, urges South Africans to acknowledge and appreciate the role of teachers and the challenges they face.
To many, school-level teaching may seem like a straightforward vocation – a routine 8am to 3pm schedule that involves some of the fundamental duties associated with education.
But, as the Covid-19 pandemic highlighted, South African teachers are often called to go beyond the call of duty and have a diversified skill set underpinned by a high level of emotional intelligence.
Sterne said: “Teachers have always fulfilled the role of mentors, counsellors,…
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