- A brilliant young teacher took to social media to explain how he's been missing his learners during lockdown
- He shared a video which showcased his unique teaching style
- The video revealed how learners sing to learn important concepts and South Africans were blown away by what they saw
Thabiso Mathipa has been one of the many South Africans who've been unable to work during the nationwide lockdown.
Mathipa, who works as a teacher, recently took to Facebook to explain how he misses his learners.
He shared some photos and an inspirational video that epitomised the passion he has for teaching.
Mathipa's post stated:
"I seriously miss my learners now, it's no longer a joke. Well, it looks like we are still having a long journey before we can go back to work, but they are just in my heart.
We sing, dance, play and learn together in our class, we make mistakes and learn from them. I pray that they all be kept safe together with their families, so that we all emerge victorious after this period.
I always strive to make my classroom user friendly and alive, so that all my learners could be free to take part.
One day, sooner, I'm gonna leave the classroom completely and do other things, and I'd want to look back and say, I've done well, through God's grace.
To teach is to touch lives forever."
The video revealed how Mathipa and his learners sing and dance, as a form of learning.
Briefly.co.za gathered that South Africans were amazed by what they saw.
Daphney Rethabile Masutha paid tribute to him:
"Love your work. Indeed you can't be a product of prof Singh and just be an ordinary teacher."
Mankete Naum said,
"I wouldn't miss your class if I was still in school. Keep inspiring your learners. Modimo o lebeletse."
Mary Netshikulwe said,
"I have shared this incredible story on #imstaying group! You are a hero continue doing this great work."
Pat Olivier added,
"LOVE your creativity and making LEARNING such FUN! thank you you are an INSPIRATION."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Zane Powles has been walking more than five miles every day to deliver meals by hand to his pupils.
The teacher carries huge sacks filled with packed meals that weigh more than 18kg plus homework for at least 78 students each day.
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