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02/14/17

Pink Day co-founder tells Saskatoon students they can be a ‘hero’

While thousands of students across Saskatchewan are donning pink outfits in a show of unity against bullying, a select few at Brevoort Park School were able to spend time with one of the individuals who started the movement. Travis Price, co-founder of Pink… +Read More
09/15/16

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
Judge David Arnot, chief commissioner for the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, was among the speakers at the Power of One event.
02/26/16

Power of One

The focal point of the day at Centennial Collegiate in Saskatoon might well have been the celebrated diplomat Raoul Wallenberg and his exploits during World War II in helping to save scores of Hungarian Jews from the horrors of the… +Read More
10/09/15

Hundreds of Saskatchewan kids now trained to fight bullying

Young people now qualified as Red Cross Youth Facilitators Young people from across the province are now armed with the tools they need to stop bullying in their schools and communities, after attending two days of intense training in Saskatoon. “These students now have the skills and tools to provide bullying prevention presentations in their own schools and communities,” said Red Cross Respect Education Provincial Manager Valerie Pearson. “Over the next few years, these students will speak to thousands of... +Read More
05/28/15

Tips for Measuring & Analyzing Improvement in Your School Culture

If your school has made a commitment to reducing bullying and improving social-emotional skills across grades, congratulations! It takes real dedication to make such an investment to school culture and to get buy-in from teachers, students and families. Indeed, implementing an anti-bullying program or social-emotional curriculum can involve shaking up schedules, rethinking the ways you handle discipline, and long hours of PD. Still, with all the time and resources invested, many schools find themselves falling into back-patting syndrome. They think,... +Read More
04/16/15

Former addict shows kids at Carlton there’s another way

A motivational speaker who had a tough start in life is passing his lessons on to a younger generation. Mike Scott was at Carlton Comprehensive High School on Wednesday morning to speak to students about his own experiences with drugs, addictions and gangs. “It’s all from my story, my testimony from what I’ve been through growing up in my life,” said Scott. “It’s all personal stories.” And Scott, who grew up in Saskatoon, doesn’t sugarcoat anything when it comes to... +Read More
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