Friday, February 22, 2019
I have always been fascinated with music. From as early as I can remember, I was composing my own short melodies based on what I’d heard on the radio. I would hum or drum them on my desk at school. Music was something I far preferred to the rest of my studies when I began my educational career. Soon enough, I began private piano lessons. This was my first introduction to playing an instrument and to learning music theory, which I found quite enjoyable in my early years. I was able to pride myself on my intimate knowledge of basic melody by the time I began music education in the classroom, and I considered myself a veritable virtuoso on the recorder by the time my class was trained to perform on it!
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan and National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations, recently announced a new co-developed policy and improved funding to better support the needs of First Nations students on-reserve.
According to a media release issued by Indigenous Services Canada, the new approach will take effect April 1 and is designed to provide more predictable and sufficient funding.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
In an age of unprecedented access to information, misleading news, misinformation, conspiracy theories, propaganda and pseudo-science, it is essential that students are taught to differentiate fact from fiction through developing critical thinking and media and digital literacy skills. These skills not only assist students in becoming well-informed citizens, but they are also essential in protecting our democratic values, institutions and democracy itself.
Friday, February 15, 2019
LA LOCHE–While January 18 was a somewhat typically cold, windy winter day in Northern Saskatchewan, this was in contrast to the warm welcome and friendly faces of students, teachers, staff, community and various representatives at the grand reopening celebration of Dene High School.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Brandishing the recently completed Muskrats and Fire softcover children’s book for the first time, Renée Carrière’s passion was evident to those attending her session at the recent Western Staff Conference held at Wanuskewin Heritage Park on the outskirts of Saskatoon.