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04/25/17

Stress and anxiety levels are increasingly common for members of the profession

REGINA – As he looked over the sessions at the Regina Teachers’ Convention, the proof was staring him in the face, even if it was merely confirmation as opposed to surprise. Jeff Perry, president of the Regina Public School Teachers’ Association, thumbed through the attendance figures for those breakout sessions that dealt specifically with issues such as feeling overwhelmed, burnout, fatigue and mindful­ness. He pointed out that these sessions in particular were filled well in advance in terms of those... +Read More
04/24/17

Classroom Champions program seeks to help more students in SE

With the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea around the corner, Classroom Champions is looking to leverage the excitement surrounding the games by accepting new applications for outstanding educators to kick off the 2017-2018 school year. Starting in… +Read More
04/24/17

Saskatchewan ruling on Catholic schools could have far-reaching consequences

A Saskatchewan judge’s ruling that non-Catholic students should not receive public funding to attend separate schools could have implications in other parts of the country. The decision, released on Thursday, said the province violated equality rights set out in the… +Read More
04/24/17

Sask. parents concerned about what Theodore court case will mean for non-Catholic students

It’s a landmark decision that has far-reaching implications in Saskatchewan and if applied, would force thousands of non-Catholic students to move from the separate Catholic school division to the public school system. In a 12-year legal battle between the Good… +Read More
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
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