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Learning from Practice Conference Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for this year’s Learning From Practice: An Exchange of Teacher Knowledge and Research. Learning From Practice is an annual conference of the McDowell Foundation that ensures… +Read More

Ignoring indigenous culture leads to classroom disconnect

April-Skye Biolchini was bullied so often and so harshly in high school, she came dangerously close to giving up on her education altogether. Most of the bullies targeted her because she was indigenous, said Biolchini, who is originally from the Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario. The 18-year-old recalls struggling to concentrate in the classroom. She could barely sleep at night and rarely wanted to get out of bed in the morning. Biolchini’s one of many indigenous students who struggle to succeed in... +Read More

Talking about money in Regina high schools

Home work can include creating a household budget or learning how to save up for a car. Connie Perrault teaches personal finance at Riffel High. She explains why she thinks it is important. Listen to Radio Interview +Read More

Cohen: The remarkable lessons – and promises – of a high school graduation

It is the season of graduation. Curiously, we call the spring ceremony conferring degrees or diplomas “commencement.” For students in high school, in particular, it is the anteroom to the next stage of life. For parents, though, commencement is an end. An end to secondary school. An end to adolescence, that award-winning psychodrama. We think of what it took to get here. We recall the joys of geometry, understanding as Bing Crosby said in a different context, that “everyone has... +Read More

More First Nations and Metis youth are graduating from high school

Maggie Eastman is one of a growing number of First Nations and Metis high school graduates this year, but that’s not her only accomplishment. Elected valedictorian by her peers at a recent pre-grad celebration at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, Eastman is also learning to speak the Cree and Dakota languages of her ancestors. She’s got a message for all of her fellow Indigenous teens trying hard to stay in school. “We need to overcome our physical, mental and... +Read More

SBTA 2016 Conference a Success

This year marked the 5th annual High School Case Competition, this time hosted at Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon. The purpose of the event is two fold; to introduce business education and case competitions to students at the highschool level, and for students to network and meet teachers and industry leaders. The event attracted 84 students and approximately 30 teachers from schools across Canada. Sponsors included Conexus, Edwards School of Business, Hill School of... +Read More
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