NAPTOSA, the second largest union in the education sector, was registered by the Registrar of Labour Relations as the Trade Union on 1 November 2006. Furthermore, .
NAPTOSA enjoys all the rights of a trade union and operates within the National ELRC under the name of the Combined Trade Unions (CTU), called CTU – ATU. The Provincial Autonomous Teachers’ Unions (ATU) consist of NAPTOSA (the corresponding party), NATU, PEU, PSA and SAOU.
NAPTOSA is the only education sector union that is truly representative of the demographics of South Africa. Its strength lies in the diverse backgrounds of its members, bound by a common commitment to professionalism and to educating the youth of South Africa.
In this time of the pandemic, I trust that you're safe from harm. May you stay that way.
Covid-19 has impacted on all areas of our society. Education will never be the same. The traditional way that we teach has had a massive jolt. No longer can it be assumed that children are guaranteed of being able to go to school every day and have face-to-face contact with others. The lockdown has made distance and online teaching a new reality. Scientists have warned that with future new uncontrolled viruses, further lockdowns might happen.
New ways of teaching and learning are needed. How does one get staff to enthusiastically embrace these new methodologies?
This issue of QEN looks at the challenges of professional development and training in any organisation. It gives research-based guidelines on what can be done to make the learning both worthwhile and stimulating for everyone.
Enjoy reading this issue, pdf click here (334 KB)
During these unpredictable times, brain power and emotional intelligence skills, can be very helpful in developing the focus, productivity, and overall well-being that we all need. To help you effectively manage yourself, we share some practical strategies below, which may be helpful to all of us:
Keep Your Brain Stimulated And Busy To Maintain And Improve Your Brain Fitness
Your brain is a progressive organ. It either gets better or worse – fit or unfit. This is as good a time as ever to ensure you stay sharp, focussed and effective buy doing some neuro-agility exercises that increases the ease, speed and flexibility with which you learn, think and process information. Click on the links below to give your brain its daily workout:
The April edition of NAPTOSA INsight is now available
In this edition:
Read NAPTOSA INsight and earn 5 CPTD points.
Download INsight or read it online - pdf click here (1.87 MB)