Saskatchewan Bulletin Columns
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Engagement is key to student learning and success. However, due to the significant and often traumatic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have become disconnected and disengaged from schooling and education despite the best efforts of staff.
The pandemic has also exacerbated the disengagement long experienced by students marginalized by the education system and by society. It is therefore more important than ever to focus on reconnecting and re-engaging with all students, whether you are teaching in person or remotely.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Building positive relationships with students and staff is a fundamental principle of the teaching profession, one that is even more important in these challenging pandemic times. Whether you are in a face-to-face school environment or teaching virtually, those who feel supported by caring connections with educators and peers feel a sense of belonging that can lead to a successful school year.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Our world has been turned upside down as teaching and learning, our mental and emotional health, and economic well-being have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The vulnerabilities in our social and economic structures have been starkly revealed causing us to rethink their sustainability and to reflect on the lessons learned. The past few months have also demonstrated the kindness, resilience, adaptability and creativity of educators and families who are working together to meet the needs of students in these difficult times.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
December 2019 was a memorable month for the Emma Stewart Resources Centre and Pathways to Learning staff. It was the culmination of a year of planning and preparing for the move to the new Arbos Centre for Learning at 2311 Arlington Avenue in Saskatoon.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
A core professional challenge for teachers is designing instruction that reaches the hearts and minds of students and that also meets curriculum outcomes. Several recent books provide a variety of frameworks to support the complex and rich practice of planning thoughtful and engaging unit and lesson plans.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Given that schools in Saskatchewan are welcoming increasing numbers of culturally diverse, newcomer students, it is ever more important that we examine our own cultural assumptions and adopt culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy.
The September 2019 issue of Education Canada focused on the theme of culturally relevant teaching. Articles such as Cultivating Community: Building Relationships Through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, by Laryssa Gorecki, Developing Intercultural Competence: A Shift in Thinking, by Johanne Mednick Myles, Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy: How One School Moved Forward, by Stephen Hurley, and (Trans-multi) Culturally Responsive Education: A Critical Framework for Responding to Student Diversity, by Latika Raisinghani, each provide pertinent approaches for learning to communicate in affirmative and inclusive ways with students who are linguistically and culturally diverse.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Welcome to the new school year! Whether you are beginning your first year of teaching or are a more experienced teacher or principal, we encourage you to check out the resources and services available at the Stewart Resources Centre.