By Claire Smuts
First of all, I hope everyone is as positive about the topic as I am. “Save our planet” might not be the most exciting topic, but it’s a breeze to research.
Some more good news…
Now you thought that was all the good news you would get today, right? Wrong!
Last year I had a matric group of 90 students, so there was just no way on earth I could give them all the help they needed. The solution was to make videos, teaching and showing them exactly what I would have in class, had I had the time to help them individually.
Now, I know most of us expects learners to be lazy. I can tell you, this group was just as lazy as any other Gr 10 or 11 group. Last year was different though – when I gave them videos to work from instead of a PowerPoint, their marks improved significantly. I think that overwhelmed feeling they got with the PAT, simply vanished. Out of 90 students, I just had 4 that needed extra prodding to complete the steps – the rest all followed the instructions to the T!
I hope these videos make just as much of a difference to your learners’ marks as it did for mine. This is by far the easiest way to improve your school’s pass-rate. If they made a difference, please take the time to leave a comment on the videos.