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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
04/19/17

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
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
03/21/17

Sask. students share their spending ideas in advance of Budget Day

Saskatchewan high school students believe debt reduction and social programs should be government priorities. That’s according to a student budget consultation conducted by CIVIX, a national charitable organization that works to engage Canadian youths in citizenship. Surveyed in the fall, 353… +Read More
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03/15/17

Student’s question triggered victorious McDowell research project

It all started rather innocently when the curiosity of a 15-year-old student was piqued as to why the river near the home community of Cumberland River was browner than usual. The quick answer was perhaps simple enough in that there… +Read More
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