Friday, March 23, 2018
The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, the professional organization representing the province’s teachers says it welcomes news our economy is turning the corner.
STF President Patrick Maze says now is a good time for a substantial reinvestment in education.
Friday, March 23, 2018
We all have them and, when given a choice, we prefer to avoid them. When they go well, we give a sigh of relief. When they go poorly, we replay them again and again in our head. Regardless, challenging conversations are a reality of being a principal today.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
A team of teachers at John Paul II Collegiate in North Battleford has found a way to help more students achieve their high school graduation credits by making instruction, content and learning materials accessible through a Moodle management learning system.
Providing flexibility on where, how and at what pace students achieve their credits, it assists students who are working or caring for other family members during the school day. It also helps students who are experiencing anxiety in their regular classroom, or who are otherwise struggling to complete courses.
This research project, funded by the Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research Into Teaching, looked at how a program such as this would impact the teachers who are developing and delivering content in different ways.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
One of the challenges that schools face is how to best support transgender and transsexual students.
Available through the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, Supporting Transgender and Transsexual Students in K-12 Schools: A Guide for Educators, is a 60-page guidebook that aims to demystify gender variance and provide evidence-based information for educators who strive to create caring, respectful and safe learning environments for all students.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Perhaps someone could inform me as to when and why teachers, and by extension public education, became the number-one target in the eyes of some provincial governments in this country?
If you have been listening to the news reports lately out of jurisdictions such as Nova Scotia and Manitoba, in particular, these are very much troubling times and teachers find themselves squarely at the centre of a maelstrom.
If we’re talking right now, it’s Nova Scotia that is garnering the majority of the attention, as recently 82 percent of the province’s teachers voted in favour of an illegal strike.