Archive for: LEAP

 
 
The True Power of Collaboration

The True Power of Collaboration

Jeanette Long is a Life Orientation teacher and the Co-Founder of the LEAP 3 Science and Maths School in Johannesburg, South Africa. We (LEAP3 en masse) saw the Teach with Africa fellows off [this week] at the Gautrain station nearby the school. The farewell given by our students was a heartfelt expression of the warm […]

 
Notes from the Field: A Night with John Gilmour

Notes from the Field: A Night with John Gilmour

Steve Le, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, is a teacher and co-director of the Service Learning program at Pacific Ridge School, in Carlsbad, CA. John Gilmour, founder of the LEAP Schools, met with all of the Teach With Africa fellows on Thursday. He opened the discussion by providing the context for intervention work in education, […]

 
Notes from the Field: The New Voices of Africa

Notes from the Field: The New Voices of Africa

Katie Burke, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, facilitates writing workshops at City College of San Francisco when she’s not teaching in South Africa. I have formed and facilitated a writers society at LEAP. My students’ words can be emotionally hard-hitting and painful to read; these young ones inspire me every day with their relentless truth […]

 
Notes from the Field: Teach the Teacher

Notes from the Field: Teach the Teacher

John Santos, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, teaches Biology at High Tech High International in San Diego, CA. All remains well in Joburg. I’ve had amazing opportunities to teach for almost every math and science teacher at LEAP 3, and even got the chance to teach two classes during our stay at LEAP 1 and […]

 
Notes from the Field: The View from My Room

Notes from the Field: The View from My Room

Josh Elder, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, is a 7th and 8th grade teacher of Life Sciences at KIPP Philadelphia Charter School. This picture is taken from one of the classrooms I teach in here at LEAP. Can you imagine being able to teach and look out of your window and see this view of […]