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Published by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation



Great teachers deserve to be applauded: Editorial

Teaching may be one of the most rewarding careers there can be. But with the exception of rare films and books that profile inspiring teachers, such as Stand and Deliver, it’s a profession that is rarely celebrated — or even necessarily respected. That’s a shame. All societies owe a huge debt to good teachers. That’s why it’s such welcome news that the Varkey Foundation is shining a spotlight on teaching to elevate the standing of the profession with a $1-million... +Read More
Robert Regnier and Charlene Rudderham share a lighter moment prior to the presentation of their respective Arbos awards later in the evening as part of the STF Annual Meeting of Council.

Arbos recipients have demonstrated shared passion for education

Although in terms of the age spectrum in which they have taught couldn’t be further apart, the commonality for this year’s two recipients of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Arbos awards is the incredible length of time they have devoted to… +Read More

Changing disappointment to opportunity can be key for teachers

As teachers, we are now at the point where we have as much of our school year to reflect on as we have to look forward to. Our satisfaction and joy in our and our students’ accomplishments is an accumulation of small moments and observations, as well as those larger events that dot our calendars. It is also possible that we have had points of friction and disappointment in events or people around us. Those possible issues or barriers are... +Read More
McDowell Foundation Board President Sheena Koops delivers opening presentation to Learning From Practice.

Koops bases excitement for the future on successes of the past

During her presentation to those attending this year’s Learning From Practice session McDowell Foundation Board President Sheena Koops opted to briefly look at the past while also musing over what the future holds. A long time ardent supporter of the… +Read More
Joel Westheimer shares views with province’s teachers attending Councillor Conference.

Westheimer insists teachers are not anti-testing

Even though he might have been preaching to the choir, Joel Westheimer’s keynote address to this year’s Councillor Conference was pretty clear when he implored the decision makers in public education to “let teachers teach.” Westheimer, a native of the… +Read More

Revised Presidents’ Forum format resonates with participants

If this had been the opening of a Broadway play suffice to say the reviews would have been positive as those attending expressed their satisfaction with how the Presidents’ Forum unfolded. There was a shared feeling that the voice of… +Read More
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