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04/24/17

Principal needs to champion teachers’ professional learning

Within a school’s professional community, the principal, as instructional leader or lead learner, is responsible for championing and facilitating teachers’ professional learning. Recently, a group of Saskatchewan school administrators forwarded questions regarding the instructional leader’s role in supporting teacher growth and development. What follows are a few of their questions along with responses arising out of recent educational research. What does the research say about leadership actions that have the greatest impact on staff learning? A wide range of research... +Read More
04/21/17

First look at gender-neutral washrooms at Sacred Heart Community School

After more than a year-and-a half of construction, Sacred Heart Community School is set to open on Monday featuring new gender-neutral washrooms. The washroom stalls will have floor-to-ceiling doors that lock and communal sinks for hand washing. A security camera… +Read More
04/19/17

New health research centre to focus on Indigenous, mental health issues

The federal government says a new “patient-focused” research centre in Saskatchewan could help close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said Indigenous Canadians have shorter life expectancies, higher rates of diabetes and face more mental health… +Read More
traditional Indigenous ensemble brings message of sharing and respect
04/19/17

Traditional Indigenous Ensemble brings message of sharing and respect

From the opening remarks by Don Speidel, cultural resource liaison for the Indigenous Ensemble, the tone was set as the young students from various schools through the Saskatoon Public Schools system enthralled a capacity crowd at the Robert Hinitt Castle… +Read More
04/18/17

Rural education congress faces challenges

Compared to past years, attendance numbers at the 22nd National Congress on Rural Education conference held in Saskatoon were lower this year. That, however, is not an indication that the conference, which for years was the only one of its kind in Canada (Alberta has recently added a similar one of its own), has lost its relevance, according to conference chairperson Barb Compton, and Patricia Prowse, associate director at the Saskatchewan Educational Learning Unit. Both point to the fact that... +Read More
relationships with families seen as key to supporting early literacy
04/17/17

Relationships with families seen as key to supporting early literacy

For Grade 1 teachers Callie Lewry and Sharla Currie, engaging parents and other caregivers in supporting their child’s literacy development was something they as teachers felt was important. With the support of the Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research Into… +Read More
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