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04/17/15

‘I wish my teacher knew…’: Young students share their ‘heartbreaking’ worries in notes

An elementary school teacher who received ‘heartbreaking’ notes after she asked her students to share their worries, has inspired other teachers to use her trick and better understand their own pupils. Kyle Schwartz, teaches a third grade class at Doull Elementary in Denver, Colorado. The majority of her students come from underprivileged homes, as 92 per cent are entitled to free or reduced school lunches, she told ABC News. “As a new teacher, I struggled to understand the reality of... +Read More
12/24/14

2015 YouthBiz Award Winners

The creativity of students in Southeast Saskatchewan was put on display once again this year as the 2014 YouthBiz awards were handed out last week by CF Sunrise in Weyburn. Two girls from Carnduff, Leah Macfarlane and Clair Larson, were awarded 3rd place in the Grade 6 to 9 category for their business idea of an anti-bullying cafe. Below is the Press Release From CF Sunrise. Winners of the 2014 YouthBiz competition were announced on December 12, 2014. $2,000 in... +Read More
11/19/14

If getting kids physically active increases their academic scores, why is it not being done in every Canadian school?

The science is clear: If you get kids moving throughout the school day, they will do better academically. That’s the case being made in the article “Building a better brain” recently published in the Globe and Mail. The article quotes Harvard Medical School’s John Ratey, an internationally recognized expert in neuropsychiatry: If you want to raise test scores, we have documented evidence — big time evidence – that the key is to include fitness-based activity in the day. Not only do... +Read More
people sitting at table at the STF Councillor Conference.
11/07/14

Government reallocates funds to support the classroom

Based at least in part on what was shared in the recently concluded Student First engagement process, Education Minister Don Morgan announced at the Councillor Conference that the provincial government was reallocating $4.6 million in funding to support students and… +Read More
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