This is the
Classroom

Published by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation

Topics

02/09/17

Hour of code

The Hour of Code is an initiative that has been promoted around the world to get more people to experience, understand and play with code. In 2016, Hour of Code events took place around the world the week of December… +Read More
01/03/17

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
12/06/16

Saskatchewan PISA 2015 Results Require Further Examination

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released today the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment 2015 international large-scale test of reading, mathematical and scientific literacy conducted with 15-year-old students. Canada ranked in the top five countries. “The… +Read More
10/12/16

Opinion: Play heals, so let’s embrace creativity to mark World Mental Health Day

Monday marked World Mental Health Day, an initiative with goals of education, awareness and advocacy. The theme this year was “psychological first aid” to support people in distress. Society has come a long way from nearsighted solutions, which blame distressed victims. Life can get messy. The music can get too loud. You can stagger and fall on marshmallow cement. While mental health is more than an absence of mental illness, problems are monumental. There is trauma, neglect, depression, abuse, addictions, stress, dementia, heartache, bereavement and... +Read More
10/05/16

Let’s celebrate educators

It’s World Teachers’ Day, and this year’s theme is ‘valuing teachers, improving their status.’ The day has been held on Oct. 5 of each year since 1994 and it celebrates a stride made for educators on Oct. 5, 1966 when then United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. “Teachers play a pivotal role. The relationship that they have with students and the interaction has been proven to be critical in... +Read More
10/04/16

World Teachers’ Day celebrated around the globe

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization inaugurated October 5 as World Teachers’ Day in 1994 to commemorate the joint UNESCO and International Labour Organization’s signing of the recommendations concerning the status of teachers. This event featured a special intergovernmental… +Read More
1 2 3 6
Loading...