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Wednesday, December 22, 2021
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From the headlines offered by CBC reporter Adeoluwa Atayero on October 14, 2021, in his coverage of the 2019 Pan-Canadian Assessment Program results, Saskatchewan classrooms face a crisis in mathematics. A closer look at the data reveals a much different story. Before one declares a crisis, one should ensure their mathematical analysis of the data is accurate.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Sask Bulletin

Students at St. Anne School commemorated Louis Riel Day in a unique way thanks to a special partnership.

While teacher candidates from the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teachers Education Program have been working informally with young learners at St. Anne School in Saskatoon all year, the educators in training brought special, age-appropriate opportunities to the 180 elementary school students on Louis Riel Day on November 16.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Sask Bulletin

Walk into Spiritwood High School, continue down the hallway to the ramp, and you will find a school community’s grief, hope, heartache and resiliency beautifully expressed and stitched together in a quilt that hangs on the south wall.

Students and staff undertook their quilt project to mark Orange Shirt Day and Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. Hearts and handprints, feathers, written messages and other images adorn each square in different shades of orange brought together to create the shape of an orange shirt.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Sask Bulletin

1936: In December of that year, the first colour appeared in the publication on the issues’ Christmas-themed cover.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Sask Bulletin

Yves Côté never forgets his connection to Saskatchewan, even though his passion for badminton has taken him to some of the biggest and best sporting events the world has to offer.

Côté recently returned from the Summer Olympics in Tokyo where he held the top spot in the world as one of only four referees for badminton. A total of 41 players from 36 nations played for an Olympic medal.

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Friday, December 10, 2021
Sask Bulletin

For school-based leaders, aspirations for instructional leadership seems a distant reality due to the demands of managing a school through a pandemic. Looking ahead, perhaps getting involved in a McDowell Foundation action research project may help restore the balance.

On October 5, the McDowell Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary. Knowing Dr. Stirling McDowell’s belief in the power of classroom teaching, it’s probably not a coincidence that the anniversary serendipitously falls on World Teachers’ Day.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Sask Bulletin

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation brought some made-in-Saskatchewan inspiration to teachers across the province with its Women in Leadership event series that kicked off on October 26.

The 90-minute virtual event, hosted by STF Executive Director Bobbi Taillefer, was the first of three planned webinars.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Sask Bulletin

On October 22, 2021, approximately 240 councillors gathered virtually for the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Councillor Conference. The gathering had originally been planned as an in-person event but given the number of COVID-19 cases and intensive care unit admissions, the Executive made the decision to move the event online. With numerous measures in place, including mandatory proof of vaccine or a negative test, the risk was low; however, the Executive felt that any unnecessary risk for members, their families and students was too great.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Sask Bulletin

I am thrilled to announce that we are working on an exciting project at the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation: the next evolution of the Saskatchewan Bulletin is underway. Our teams are working to create a new vision that brings a fresh take on this member publication.

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Sunday, October 10, 2021
Sask Bulletin

As a teacher in Saskatchewan, you have access to a comprehensive suite of benefits to help you through the various stages of your life. But learning the ins and outs of your benefits can be quite overwhelming. Here are five key tips based on what retiring teachers wish they would have known at the start of their careers.

1. Save a little extra on the side.

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