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My Experiences As a Township Teacher in South Africa

Opinion - Notwithstanding multiple barriers that impede learner academic achievement, chief among them is that we are hardly ever held accountable as teachers. And I know of young teachers who have lost their flair and drive because of poor influence caused by toxic work environments.

And I know of young teachers who have lost their flair and drive because of poor influence caused by toxic work environments.Because of often toxic and anti-progress organisational cultures in some of our schools, these young teachers see fitting in, thereby succumbing to pressure, as the only way they will be treated well by their colleagues.I know of young teachers who have lost their flair and drive because of poor influence caused by toxic work environments.This year, 2021, marks five years since I joined the teaching profession on a full-time basis.

26 January 2021 p Notwithstanding multiple barriers that impede learner academic achievement, chief among them is that we are hardly ever held accountable as teachers.After all, every human being wants to feel like they belong and this is possible if we get along with every colleague around us, regardless of the consequences.

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