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02/14/17

Local association leaders want to put students at the forefront of discussion

Invariably in these rather uncertain times of potentially unprecedented changes to the education landscape in the coming weeks and months, there is much to ponder. It was against this backdrop that those from around the province who gathered for the… +Read More
Bearhead
02/14/17

Bearhead implores educators to have courage to do things differently

Charlene Bearhead isn’t one who is in the least reluctant to speak her mind, but that doesn’t imply for a minute that the education lead at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation doesn’t have a cerebral side as well.… +Read More
02/13/17

Blame social media, video games for behavior problems in school, educators say

Growing up in the social media age is doing more harm than good, according to a school counsellor on the northeast Avalon. Boyd Perry said having access to a limitless world of information can be beneficial to learning, but many young kids are not equipped to handle the flood of information they are getting through their screens. “Young people have more access and more information. We automatically think that’s a good thing,” said Perry. “They aren’t yet ready … to develop a... +Read More
heather smith
01/31/17

All of society benefits when our students’ mental health is supported

As I stood at the podium to open the July 2016 Canadian Forum on Public Education, I was struck by the timeliness of the forum topic – Wellness in Our Schools: Time to Act. When I started teaching in the… +Read More
01/26/17

Justin Trudeau pressed on Indigenous support at Saskatoon town hall

A First Nations leader wondered why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose to dredge up old stereotypes during a town hall in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Trudeau spoke of “a number of chiefs” he has met who asked for money without considering how it can best be used. He said it’s clear those chiefs “haven’t actually talked to their young people.” That didn’t sit well with Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Felix Thomas. “It was a little bit odd,” Thomas said in an interview after... +Read More
01/23/17

New Girl Guides program aims to fill mental health education gap

Girl Guides of Canada is shining a light on mental health. A candle-lighting event is being held Saturday night in Saskatoon in support of the Girl Guides’ new Mighty Minds program, which aims to educate girls and young women on mental health… +Read More
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