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06/22/17

Leadership for teacher leaders is key

Recently, a close friend and colleague reminded me of an axiom that had been fundamental to her thinking about professional learning communities and teacher leadership throughout her career. Namely, that one of the best sources of professional learning just happens… +Read More
06/16/17

Summer reading choices

Your summer break may be the ideal time for you to delve into some of the latest books on curriculum, instruction, and assessment and grading. The titles that are highlighted here are just a few of the many exciting materials… +Read More
06/15/17

CAP organizers highlight importance of having such national events

Even though there was seemingly no shortage of folks making the trek between two nearby downtown Saskatoon hotels sporting lanyards indicating they were part of the Canadian Association of Principals conference, it was all relative. Whereas the last time this national conference was staged in Saskatoon in 2004 there were close to 1,000 delegates, this year’s event attracted less than 300. According to Carol Sarich and Wanda Spooner (both are Saskatoon principals and together with Patrick Mooney served as co-chairpersons... +Read More
Anthony Muhammad
06/15/17

Muhammad carries the flag as cheerleader for creating healthy school culture setting

Given that his bread and butter on the speaking circuit is primarily about creating and maintaining a healthy school culture, it was hardly surprising that Anthony Muhammad came up with probably a dozen sound bites to emphasize the point during… +Read More
05/30/17

Music part of Literacy for Life conference

The highly successful Literacy for Life conference celebrated its 12th anniversary this year with some of the province’s brightest stars in writing, illustration, storytelling and music. The event, which has become a cornerstone of Saskatoon Public Schools annual agenda, featured… +Read More
05/26/17

Realizing culture change is not necessarily easy

Educators and administrators from across Canada convened in Saskatoon for the 35th annual Canadian Association of Principals Conference this week. Among the numerous concurrent session and keynote presentations during the three-day event, the 277 attendees heard from Dr. Anthony Muhammad,… +Read More
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