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Sheena Koops

McDowell Foundation has profound effect on Koops

At the time Sheena Koops had no idea how intertwined the two coincidental events might one day become, but it was plain to see at the Learning From Practice conference… +Read More

Top 10 Ways iPads Are Key to Teaching Kids With Learning Disabilities

By now, saying that “the iPad is a great tool for customizing the classroom” wouldn’t exactly be breaking news. But while this holds true for every student, each of whom learns in their own way, iPads are truly a lifeline for students with learning disabilities and the people who work hand-in-hand with them. For these students, iPads act as a translation, communication, and individualization tool with unrivaled effectiveness. In so doing, these devices reduce frustration, build confidence, and, well, just... +Read More

Saskatoon school encourages young entrepreneurs

SASKATOON – Business combined with art, a local school is going outside the box putting students interests first in an entrepreneurial program. The first-hand experience is giving students the opportunity to make money while they learn. “Arts something everyone loves or can love and business can sometimes be a little dry, especially if you’re not a business person,” said Oskayak High School teacher Todd Knihnitski. It isn’t your typical high school course. In the Entrepreneurship 20 class students combine Visual... +Read More
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How playing an instrument benefits your brain

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout.… +Read More

Northern Saskatchewan school excelling in ‘mathletics’

More than 400 students from Grade 1 to 12 participating Many schools in Saskatchewan strive for success in athletics. But Father Porte Memorial School in Black Lake is making a name for itself in mathletics. The school has a web-based math program. The grade seven class is currently ranked in the top five in Canada. Principal Steven Thatcher has seen improvements in marks and attitudes towards math. “No confidence, kids were having a rough time. Now with mathletics, they succeed so when... +Read More

Understanding culturally responsive pedagogy imperative

The term “culturally responsive pedagogy” may be new to some teachers, but it will become a well-known phrase in the Saskatchewan educational landscape over the next few years. The phrase… +Read More
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