Leading Education Advice from Impaq

THE POSITIVES OF ADHD

  • June 11, 2019
  • Impaq
So far, I have written about some of the difficulties experienced in raising and parenting one’s ADHD/ADD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention deficit disorder) child. Right...

Don’t tell your kids they are smart!

  • June 4, 2019
  • Impaq
The school report can elicit many feelings among parents and students; feelings of failure or feelings of achievement. As an educational psychologist, I often get...

Top Tips on How to Ace Your Physical Sciences Exam

  • May 23, 2019
  • Impaq
The June Examination might already be underway but that does not mean that you can’t...

The Power of Positive Recognition

  • May 16, 2019
  • Impaq
“I believe the children are our future.  Teach them well and let them lead the...

Parenting tips for ADHD

  • May 16, 2019
  • Impaq
At least one in 20 children in South Africa suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...

Mother tongue education matters

  • May 6, 2019
  • Impaq
Your husband is transferred to a small town and you have some difficult choices to...

The Notre Dame fire and its impact on society

  • April 23, 2019
  • Impaq
The world watched in shock as the famous Notre Dame cathedral went up in flames...

How to handle angry feelings

  • April 2, 2019
  • Impaq
Once there was a red balloon that lived in a house with a family. Every...

MIGHT MY CHILD HAVE ADHD?

  • March 27, 2019
  • Impaq
If you are wondering about the answer to this question, then it’s most likely that...

Cyberbullying

  • March 20, 2019
  • Impaq
Bullies have always existed. However, in the digital age, the bullying we are seeing is...

Help your child develop with a balanced lifestyle

  • March 8, 2019
  • Impaq
Today, more and more children are expected to do more and perform better. However, parents...

Practical tips on how to keep your kids safe online

  • March 8, 2019
  • Impaq
If you have been on any social media platform these past few weeks you might...

Want a second chance at matric? Distance education can help…

  • March 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Thousands of learners who finished their matric studies last year have already started 2019 in...

The benefits of using a curriculum provider

  • February 18, 2019
  • Impaq
Using a curriculum provider is a convenient, straightforward and effective option for home education parents –...

A successful start to your (home) school year!

  • February 11, 2019
  • Impaq
Home education is a wonderful, worthwhile journey, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming....

Overwhelmed by all the “teachers” out there

  • February 6, 2019
  • Impaq
We live in a time where there is an information overload through social media and...

Mathematics and Music – Is There Really a Connection?

  • January 15, 2019
  • Impaq
Is there really a connection between Mathematics and music? And, if there is – is...

One solution for most Maths problems

  • January 11, 2019
  • Impaq
Mathematics is one of the school subjects that require logic and insight. It often happens...

Bilingualism - Empower your child

  • December 20, 2018
  • Impaq
South Africa is a multilingual community, and mastering more than one language is not only...

10 strange holiday traditions from around the world

  • December 17, 2018
  • Impaq
Whether you are celebrating a religious festival, such as Christmas or Hanukkah, or something more...

Back to learning roots

  • December 17, 2018
  • Impaq
How the future of learning will incorporate ancient wisdom. Nowadays, things are changing faster than...

Home Education - Is it a possible solution?

  • December 13, 2018
  • Impaq
There’s a scrimmage of 40 Grade 1 learners in front of their new class. They...

How do I know if my child is school-ready?

  • November 29, 2018
  • Impaq
School readiness is one of the biggest concerns for a Grade R parent. How do...

Exam tips for first timers

  • November 12, 2018
  • Impaq
If your child is in Grade 4, she may have been exposed to class and...

All children are smart. Which type of smart is your…

  • November 5, 2018
  • Impaq
During my first year as a young senior Mathematics teacher, I realised that most parents...

Go outside!

  • October 26, 2018
  • Impaq
Over half of children spend an hour or less a day playing outside – that’s less...

What is the real effect of too much screen time…

  • October 22, 2018
  • Impaq
In today’s modern world, children grow up knowing how to take pictures with our iPhones...

The approach to History as a possible compulsory subject

  • October 10, 2018
  • Impaq
Shortly after it was announced that History may become a compulsory subject in South African...

It’s time to get serious about our heritage

  • October 5, 2018
  • Impaq
South Africa currently has ten World Heritage Sites, of which the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains and...

The approach to History as a possible compulsory subject

  • September 17, 2018
  • Impaq
Shortly after it was announced that History may become a compulsory subject in South African...

Number sense- the root of mathematics

  • September 12, 2018
  • Impaq
Number sense essentially refers to a learner’s ability to use numbers in relation to one...

Phonics - the root of reading

  • August 27, 2018
  • Impaq
What do you want to achieve with a reading programme in the Foundation Phase? This...

Getting insight into bullying

  • August 21, 2018
  • Impaq
Rita Niemann Bullying is an example of school violence, which mostly stems from aggression and...

What to consider when searching for a school

  • August 14, 2018
  • Impaq
By Yandiswa Xhakaza Choosing a school is no small feat. Parents often undertake this task...

Bullying: What parents and schools can do

  • August 9, 2018
  • Impaq
ARTICLE BY PROF RITA NIEMANN, NALIZE MARAIS, ZENDRÉ SWANEPOEL AND MONIERA MOOSA Bullying is a...

Let your child fail – it’s okay

  • August 2, 2018
  • Impaq
Facing challenges and making mistakes can help your child grow. By Danielle Barfoot As parents,...

Cursive writing – Is it still necessary?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Impaq
Hilda Erasmus: Foundation Phase Specialist We live in an age of computers and technology. Why...

Practically speaking, home education is easy

  • June 1, 2018
  • Impaq
Some home-education learners shy away from subjects such as Dramatic Arts, Agricultural Sciences, Hospitality Studies,...

What role should parents play in academic achievement?

  • May 1, 2018
  • Impaq
Hilda Erasmus – Specialist: Foundation Phase Nowadays, parents have a lot more control over their...

10 Tips for home education success

  • March 29, 2018
  • Impaq
By Danielle Barfoot, written for Impaq (Formally known as Impak Onderwysdiens) The scheduled academic year...

International Recognition for New Distance Education Learning System

  • March 5, 2018
  • Impaq
Home education was legalised in South Africa in 1996 and has been increasing in popularity...

Get a second chance at success

  • February 15, 2018
  • Impaq
If you’ve recently completed Grade 12, you’ll know that your matric results can lead to...

Collaborative Learning

  • November 9, 2017
  • Impaq
by Prof Rita Niemann Gerlach (2004) explained that collaborative learning is in essence a natural social...

10 Reasons to homeschool

  • December 8, 2016
  • Impaq
You know someone who knows someone who teaches their children at home and you’ve read...

Take time to reflect

  • October 17, 2016
  • Impaq
While most parents spend considerable time preparing for the beginning of the school year, not...

Make every day fun!

  • June 27, 2016
  • Impaq
It is almost school holidays again, and to prevent your children from complaining that they...

A, B, Zzzz

  • April 6, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Sleep is a basic physiological need – it is crucial for our health because when...

Is Home Education Right For You?

  • February 23, 2016
  • Impaq
Perhaps you live on a remote farm or your child is not receiving the individual...
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START YOUR CHILD ON THE CODING PATH, EVEN IF THEIR…

  • June 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
There is a lot of talk in South Africa about the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the need for education in the country to start...

THE POSITIVES OF ADHD

  • June 11, 2019
  • Impaq
So far, I have written about some of the difficulties experienced in raising and parenting one’s ADHD/ADD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention deficit disorder) child. Right...

GRADE 9 SUBJECT CHOICES – MORE OPTIONS REQUIRE GREATER THOUGHT

  • June 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Grade Nine learners will soon have the exciting task of selecting the subjects they want...

Prepare now to study abroad in 2020

  • June 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Matrics who want to study in the United States and United Kingdom next year need...

New Research on the Importance of Learning through Play

  • June 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop Highlights the Importance of Learning through Play in Parent-Child...

Don’t tell your kids they are smart!

  • June 4, 2019
  • Impaq
The school report can elicit many feelings among parents and students; feelings of failure or...

Dealing with different personalities in a classroom

  • June 3, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
One of the first lessons every teacher learns is that, in every classroom there is...

Top Tips on How to Ace Your Physical Sciences Exam

  • May 23, 2019
  • Impaq
The June Examination might already be underway but that does not mean that you can’t...

Are homework and assessments all bad?

  • May 23, 2019
  • StudyChamp
Recently a lot has been said about the pressures of homework and assessments especially on...

Foldscope, the science tool every child needs

  • May 17, 2019
  • SciBuddy
Giving your child her own microscope might not be something you’ve ever considered. First of...

The Power of Positive Recognition

  • May 16, 2019
  • Impaq
“I believe the children are our future.  Teach them well and let them lead the...

Parenting tips for ADHD

  • May 16, 2019
  • Impaq
At least one in 20 children in South Africa suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...

The critical link between extra mural activities and effective learning

  • May 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Let’s consider what it takes to transform rough diamonds into the magnificence that we admire...

Tutors – Trend or Necessity?

  • May 15, 2019
  • StudyChamp
Children these days are expected to perform in every aspect of their lives from a...

Choose to be the role model your child wished to…

  • May 13, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Many people will easily argue that the greatest gift to children is an education. Whilst...

Avoid the Procrastination

  • May 7, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Having a plan is always a good idea, however not everything goes according to plan,...

Never do tomorrow what you can do today…

  • May 7, 2019
  • StudyChamp
“Or is this always true?” asks many a procrastinator. Most children, especially teenagers have mastered...

Mother tongue education matters

  • May 6, 2019
  • Impaq
Your husband is transferred to a small town and you have some difficult choices to...

Helping your child prepare for exams

  • May 2, 2019
  • StudyChamp
Start early, make a schedule, get enough exercise (and sleep!) and review past papers. These...

UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS: LOOK BEYOND BANNERS & BALLOONS TO MAKE…

  • May 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
In coming weeks, public universities and private institutions across South Africa will host a series...

Educational opportunities for brilliant young minds

  • April 30, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
This time of the year is an exciting period for learners who have dared to...

The Notre Dame fire and its impact on society

  • April 23, 2019
  • Impaq
The world watched in shock as the famous Notre Dame cathedral went up in flames...

Listening to Learn

  • April 17, 2019
  • Speech and Audio Inc
Even though we use the words hearing and listening interchangeably, the difference in meaning is...

How to improve your academics

  • April 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Believe in yourself. Assess your current academic performance and set appropriate academic goals. Make a...

The Value of Performance Arts in Healthy Child Development

  • April 5, 2019
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
Although some might view arts education as a luxury, creative expression is in fact a...

Is homework still relevant

  • April 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A student’s high school career is far more than mastering subjects. The goal is to...

GRADE 11s: WHAT YOU SHOULD DO NOW TO ACE MATRIC…

  • April 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Grade 11s who are serious about bringing their best game to their Matric finals next...

How to handle angry feelings

  • April 2, 2019
  • Impaq
Once there was a red balloon that lived in a house with a family. Every...

How to teach children to respect their teachers

  • April 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
It is common knowledge that teachers are some of the most stressed professionals in our...

SPECIAL NEEDS OR NEEDING SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • March 28, 2019
  • Mia Von Scha
My children simply did not fit into the mainstream schooling system. They’re both very bright...

MIGHT MY CHILD HAVE ADHD?

  • March 27, 2019
  • Impaq
If you are wondering about the answer to this question, then it’s most likely that...

Do you worry about your child and cyberbullying?

  • March 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
As digital continues to grow and influence the day to day lives of children, and...

Cyberbullying

  • March 20, 2019
  • Impaq
Bullies have always existed. However, in the digital age, the bullying we are seeing is...

MATRIC FAILURE: GETTING BACK ON TRACK WITHOUT LOSING HOPE

  • March 19, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The future may look bleak and uncertain to the more than 170 000 Grade 12s...

TABLETS: THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG FOR SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL EDUCATION

  • March 14, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Public schools in South Africa can look forward to joining the digital education revolution as...

DIFFERENT ROUTES FOR TACKLING MATRIC THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING

  • March 13, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Thousands upon thousands of learners who fail Matric every year are either unable or unwilling...

Help your child develop with a balanced lifestyle

  • March 8, 2019
  • Impaq
Today, more and more children are expected to do more and perform better. However, parents...

1ST YEAR EARLY WARNING SIGNS: HOW TO AVOID BECOMING A…

  • March 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Across the country, hundreds of thousands of young people recently entered Higher Education hoping to...

Practical tips on how to keep your kids safe online

  • March 8, 2019
  • Impaq
If you have been on any social media platform these past few weeks you might...

MATRICS: USE THE NEXT 6 WEEKS TO LAY THE FOUNDATION…

  • March 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
University choices may feel like a distant priority for this year’s Matrics who are currently...

Raising a Science Lover

  • March 6, 2019
  • SciBuddy
We often think that science is reserved for high school children and that not all...

Want a second chance at matric? Distance education can help…

  • March 2, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Thousands of learners who finished their matric studies last year have already started 2019 in...

The link between emotional challenges and poor academic performance

  • February 28, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Have you ever considered that your child’s struggles at school may be because of emotional...

MYSCHOOL MYVILLAGE MYPLANET AND GROW PARTNER FOR QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD…

  • February 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme has launched a new partnership with the GROW...

Helping your child make the most of repeating a Grade

  • February 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When babies are learning to walk, they fall (or fail) many times over. Babies need...

The benefits of using a curriculum provider

  • February 18, 2019
  • Impaq
Using a curriculum provider is a convenient, straightforward and effective option for home education parents –...

MATRIC 2019 ROADMAP: TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR YEAR RIGHT FROM…

  • February 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The first few weeks of a learner’s final school year is like a rollercoaster ride...

Screen Addiction: parenting in the age of a digital era

  • February 15, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
No other topic could create a catastrophe of opinions, judgements, beliefs and arguments as parenting....

FROM PLAYSCHOOL TO BIG SCHOOL: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD…

  • February 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Moving from pre-school into a formal schooling environment is a big step not only for...

Kidico Sticks It to The Bland

  • February 14, 2019
  • Kidico
Kidico is a Durban-based sticker and label printing company with a difference. From customised vinyl...

A successful start to your (home) school year!

  • February 11, 2019
  • Impaq
Home education is a wonderful, worthwhile journey, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming....

GREAT RESULTS, NO UNI: STUDY OPTIONS IF YOU PERFORMED BETTER…

  • February 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Many Matrics from the Class of 2018 currently find themselves in the fortunate position of...

Consider all the costs before committing to a tertiary course

  • February 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Deciding to get a tertiary qualification is a big commitment, both financially and in terms...

MATRIC FAILURE: GETTING BACK ON TRACK WITHOUT LOSING HOPE

  • February 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The future may look bleak and uncertain to the more than 170 000 Grade 12s...

Values in the Classroom

  • February 7, 2019
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
As technological advancements have swept through classrooms in the last decade, the way in which...

Overwhelmed by all the “teachers” out there

  • February 6, 2019
  • Impaq
We live in a time where there is an information overload through social media and...

2019 World Read Out- loud Day

  • February 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
There is huge potential in South Africa to turn our literacy crisis around so that...

The Importance Of Creating a Love for Math

  • January 25, 2019
  • Gymathstics
We may take for granted that our children will inevitably learn how to add, subtract,...

Finding the best learning environment for the Gen-Z student

  • January 24, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
With matric complete, a new cohort of Generation Z (Gen-Z) is now in search of...

Explore the microscopic world – Fun ideas for bored kids

  • January 22, 2019
  • SciBuddy
Parents and caregivers need plenty of ideas to keep kids entertained throughout the holiday. If...

Mathematics and Music – Is There Really a Connection?

  • January 15, 2019
  • Impaq
Is there really a connection between Mathematics and music? And, if there is – is...

One solution for most Maths problems

  • January 11, 2019
  • Impaq
Mathematics is one of the school subjects that require logic and insight. It often happens...

Bilingualism - Empower your child

  • December 20, 2018
  • Impaq
South Africa is a multilingual community, and mastering more than one language is not only...

10 strange holiday traditions from around the world

  • December 17, 2018
  • Impaq
Whether you are celebrating a religious festival, such as Christmas or Hanukkah, or something more...

Back to learning roots

  • December 17, 2018
  • Impaq
How the future of learning will incorporate ancient wisdom. Nowadays, things are changing faster than...

Home Education - Is it a possible solution?

  • December 13, 2018
  • Impaq
There’s a scrimmage of 40 Grade 1 learners in front of their new class. They...

Global Trends of Education Influencing Education of the Future

  • December 12, 2018
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to...

Former Springboks to offer up their expertise to schools

  • December 10, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND THE HOLIDAYS WITH RUGBY ROLE-MODELS Former Springboks, professional coaches and provincial players...

Individualism and learning synergy

  • December 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The traditional educational system generally expects students to all act, think and talk the same....

The conversations we need to be having with our school-leavers

  • December 5, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The face of parenting changes year by year, as our children grow and develop their...

Dealing with first year failure- temporary setback, not lifelong failure

  • December 5, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Thousands of first year students receiving their end of year results are having to face...

Matric results scenario planning - know your options for any…

  • December 3, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The period between the last exam paper and the release of Matric results are some...

12345...maths for your toddler!

  • November 30, 2018
  • Clamber Club
If you always thought that mathematics only revolved around numbers, think again! “There is a...

How do I know if my child is school-ready?

  • November 29, 2018
  • Impaq
School readiness is one of the biggest concerns for a Grade R parent. How do...

Surviving matric results- a parent's guide

  • November 15, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
I have a friend who used to work at the BBC going through the raw...

How to assist your child in developing their language of…

  • November 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Mom is strolling around the supermarket with a six-month-old infant in the baby seat. Not...

Mastering Mental Math Through Movement – Gymathstics®

  • November 14, 2018
  • Gymathstics
What is Gymathstics®? Gymathstics® is an educational math program designed to meet each child’s individual...

Exam tips for first timers

  • November 12, 2018
  • Impaq
If your child is in Grade 4, she may have been exposed to class and...

Making the most of your Child’s Education

  • November 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Education is not merely about improving one’s memory and spitting out facts but rather, it...

Exam tips for first-timers

  • November 7, 2018
  • CAMI
If your child is in Grade 4, she may have been exposed to class and...

5 Reasons why owning a Foldscope will make your child…

  • November 7, 2018
  • SciBuddy
It fosters independent learning Several studies have documented the benefits of independent learning and its...

All children are smart. Which type of smart is your…

  • November 5, 2018
  • Impaq
During my first year as a young senior Mathematics teacher, I realised that most parents...

Help! My child is unwilling to study for their exams

  • November 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The long-anticipated year-end exams are upon us and so are the challenges and pressures that,...

Go outside!

  • October 26, 2018
  • Impaq
Over half of children spend an hour or less a day playing outside – that’s less...

What to do if your parents don't agree with your…

  • October 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Many Matrics considering their study options for next year are finding themselves in the difficult...

What is the real effect of too much screen time…

  • October 22, 2018
  • Impaq
In today’s modern world, children grow up knowing how to take pictures with our iPhones...

Food's influence on childhood behaviour and learning

  • October 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Worldwide, allergies are on the rise, and in South Africa a staggering 40% of sufferers...

Capriccio! Arts Powered Preparatory – A creative learning solution for…

  • October 19, 2018
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
Preparing to take the next steps in your little one’s learning journey can be extremely...

Curating your career starts in school

  • October 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Teenagers are accustomed to curating their personal image on social media. They select what to...

Getting your Gen Z child through the stresses of Matric

  • October 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As parents, we often think that because we once wrote Matric exams ourselves, we are...

Maths Matter: Why it's worth sticking it out when the…

  • October 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
In senior high school, the Mathematics syllabus becomes more challenging than ever, and many learners...

The approach to History as a possible compulsory subject

  • October 10, 2018
  • Impaq
Shortly after it was announced that History may become a compulsory subject in South African...

It’s time to get serious about our heritage

  • October 5, 2018
  • Impaq
South Africa currently has ten World Heritage Sites, of which the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains and...

Gearing university education for employability

  • October 4, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
More young people have university degrees than ever before. Between 1995 to 2016, the percentage...

Public university or private: Choose the right institution for you

  • October 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
There have been many developments in the higher education sector in past decades, notably a...

Conversations to have with your young adult before University life

  • September 28, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Tracey Terespolsky (English Teacher and Parent at Crawford College Sandton) As I sit before...

Dissecting Dyspraxia

  • September 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Linda Langefeld, Grade 4 Teacher at The Bridge Assisted Learning School  Dyspraxia is a...

Hands-on Learning

  • September 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Hands-on learning: is a practical learning experience students are actively involved  allows for free exploration...

Should toddlers be exposed to technology?

  • September 25, 2018
  • CAMI
By Anne-Marie Reed Watching your two-year-old princess swiping effortlessly through the apps on your iPad...

‘Gap it’ to success!

  • September 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Matriculant, not sure what you want to do with your life? Or perhaps you do...

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