Saskatchewan Bulletin Columns
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action around the role education can play in actively fostering reconciliation, numerous teachers and students have had opportunities to participate in events designed to reach both hearts and minds. Walking Together: A Day of Education for Truth and Reconciliation held at the University of Regina, Project of Heart and the KAIROS Blanket Exercise are a few that come to mind.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
The mental well-being of children and youth is of growing concern in Canada and throughout the world. Information provided on the Canadian Mental Health Association’s website indicates that 10 to 20 percent of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder, that Canada’s youth suicide rate is the third highest in the industrialized world, and that over three million 12 to 19 year olds are at risk of developing depression.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
As school communities welcome greater numbers of refugee students this year, it is recognized that numerous supports are needed to help them adapt to a new country and to provide successful learning experiences for them. In addition to programs offered by various levels of government and assistance from settlement and other community agencies and volunteers, many valuable insights and approaches can be found in professional resources for teachers and in literature written for young people.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The importance of providing students with an opportunity to have a say and of actively soliciting their perspectives about matters that concern them is increasingly being recognized as essential for their learning outcomes and well-being in school, as well as for their roles as citizens in a democratic society.
Monday, November 9, 2015
The attainment of early literacy skills by young students is fundamental to their learning in all curricular areas and provides a strong foundation for their future educational and economic opportunities, as well as for their journey towards lifelong literacy. A vast body of research and best practice literature exists that can guide early childhood educators who are engaged in this crucial work.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Did you know that wherever you teach in Saskatchewan, you have free access to the Stewart Resource Centre’s resources and services? This column will highlight the types of materials in the collection, the services of the Centre and how you can obtain them.