Here is a picture of my champion teacher who, despite being wheel-chair bound, is simply the best teacher one could come across. Ms Mmakwatsi Sithole is a remarkable Grade 3 educator at Mabu-a-Tlou Primary School and manages to out-class many able bodied teachers. She is the kind of teacher one can count on; she is very co-operative and always willing to go an extra mile. I have never met such a person who is always striving for perfection as well as always being punctual for work and PLGs.
In terms of classroom management, she keeps a tidy classroom, neat learner books and a print-rich classroom. In terms of classroom routines and storage of resources one cannot simply find any shortfalls. Everything is where it is supposed to be which allows her to be ready for anything. She has really taught her learners routines and classroom rules and this is evident during break time. The learners always walk out in an orderly manner.
In all her classroom teaching and learning she does her best. Preparation is always thoroughly done and resources are always available. She always uses a stop watch to time herself and she never fails to keep up with the pace of the lesson plans. Her model books are superb and they show how dedicated some teachers can be. This is reflected in the learner books which contain extremely neat handwriting which would not assume came from Grade 3 learners.
That she is just so brilliant is remarkable considering her disability: a teacher one can count on and which other educators can emulate. She has a positive impact on her colleagues as well as they learn from her good teaching practices and unwillingness to make excuses. Moreover, unlike some, she never moans about anything and I unhesitatingly regard her as my champion teacher.