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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
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06/19/17

McDowell Board of Directors approves $80,000 in research funding projects

The end of the school year signals the start of seven new professionally led research projects funded by the McDowell Foundation. In late May, the Foundation board approved over $80,000 in new research money for the 2017-18 school year. The… +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
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
05/25/17

Smith encourages STF members to maintain strong tradition with CTF

In her presentation to the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Annual Meeting of Council, Canadian Teachers’ Federation President Heather Smith went out of her way to underscore the historic relationship that has existed between the STF and the national body. However, that… +Read More
05/01/17

‘Sad for the North’: Mixed emotions as 40 years of NORTEP end with last student graduation

Janet Alcrow tried to focus on her excitement but the feeling of loss was pervasive. As the last ever group of NORTEP students smiled for photos at their graduation ceremony in La Ronge Saturday night, Alcrow said it was hard to… +Read More
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