One of the world's best teachers shares management tips
“There is nothing wrong, with getting it wrong…you learn so much more through the process.” Wendy Horn, Global Teacher Prize Nominee 2018
Inspiration comes in all shapes and forms. Many of us would agree that we had that one teacher who influenced us to set life goals and achieve our best. That one teacher who made us pursue our tertiary studies or who pushed us to achieve more. And for many, Wendy Horn, school principal and science teacher from Protea Heights Academy, is this teacher.
In February 2018, Wendy Horn received recognition for her role in her learners’ lives, when she was nominated as one of the top 50 teachers in the world for the Global Teacher Prize. Wendy understands that educators “shape the future” of their learners. Wendy also believes that being a teacher must be your calling, “when you stand in front of that class, those children must be your everything.” She adds that “the school, through the innovative use of technology, is preparing learners to be creative problem solvers that will be able to make a positive contribution to society in the future.”
As part of their strategy and digital toolkit, Protea Heights Academy uses Staffroom Software.
We asked her to share her experience with Staffroom Software:
HOW DOES STAFFROOM SOFTWARE IMPROVE YOUR PROCESSES?
“The product saves time. We are able to work from any place that has an internet connection. It also speeds up processes, allows us to collaborate and share data seamlessly.”
IS STAFFROOM SOFTWARE WORTH THE INVESTMENT?
Yes, we save time! It makes the workload less per educator. We can communicate easily with parents and learners. Staffroom allows us to share data so that we can analyse our performance and suggest suitable intervention strategies. We also cut down on the use of paper and files and can share information effortlessly. The digital archive allows us to store marks, reports and learner information which means we can share these documents with every staff member, as well as parents. Without Staffroom I would ‘freak out’ – it would be as if we were back in the dark ages and would mean more work!”
According to Wendy, Staffroom Software adds to the success of her team, “it adds to our brand in that we communicate with parents effectively. It allows educators to work smartly and saves time. The product allows easy and effective data analysis. It just makes the admin a little bit easier – which in turn means we can use our time more efficiently.”
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