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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

Facilitator participants sing the praises of teacher-led concept

Quite simply, the volume level in the room almost made one wonder aloud if you really could be in a professional development day for teachers. As it turns out, in talking to participants at the first-ever Provincial Facilitator Community Day,… +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
kilmer, court wanted to bring all-inclusive approach to own backyard
04/12/17

Kilmer, Court wanted to bring all-inclusive approach to own backyard

PRINCE ALBERT – Dawn Kilmer and Jeff Court were one-time colleagues at Prince Albert’s Carlton Comprehensive Public High School. Although Court has branched out on his own as principal of nearby Birch Hills Public School, the two have never lost… +Read More
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03/29/17

Helms opines that literacy and the arts are intertwined as part of curriculum

If some might be slightly bemused as to how the arts and literacy are closely interwoven in the education landscape–just don’t expect Kara Helms to be one of them. As the educational consultant for PreK-12 arts education and gifted education… +Read More
03/27/17

Study the game tape

I recently had the good fortune to work with an intern. It is always great professional development and a chance to impact the future of teaching by working with an aspiring teacher. Our internship journey had a unique, reflective and what I feel is a game-changing twist. A twist that is commonplace in many other professions and that is video analysis. Just as a football team would get the game film and break down what happened on offense, defense and... +Read More
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