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04/28/17

“There’s so much uncertainty”: concerns arise at STF annual meeting

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation expressed concern over provincial budget cuts, transformational change and a recent court ruling at its annual council meeting in Saskatoon Thursday. The ruling could ban non-Catholic students from attending catholic schools. Both the local and national… +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
04/19/17

Education program shut down concerns P.A. parents

A program meant to help students with learning disabilities is shutting down, leaving parents concerned, Rachelle Elsiufi reports. +Read More
04/19/17

NORTEP students will be accepted into Northlands College according to CEO

The CEO of a northern Saskatchewan post-secondary school is assuring current Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) students they will be accepted into the institution selected to take over their program. In March the province announced that NORTEP would transition to Northlands College by August.… +Read More
relationships with families seen as key to supporting early literacy
04/17/17

Relationships with families seen as key to supporting early literacy

For Grade 1 teachers Callie Lewry and Sharla Currie, engaging parents and other caregivers in supporting their child’s literacy development was something they as teachers felt was important. With the support of the Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research Into… +Read More
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03/31/17

Winning national award is just icing on the cake for content Edwards

WATROUS–Lunch break at many schools is predictably frenetic and every minute counts in either getting home or doing whatever other activities are on the agenda. So it’s therefore noteworthy for the visitor when the young student asks the teacher if… +Read More
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