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Friday, November 27, 2020
Sask Bulletin

"This award is not a one-person show, it's a team effort for sure, and I believe in distributive leadership… As a staff, we all work very hard in trying to put the kids first. Every day is different and that's what I love about this job."

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Kalyn Heisler, who teaches at Little Red River School in the northern half of the province, shares her thoughts and passion for working with colleagues and students. Heisler was recently named a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence Certificate of Achievement.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Sask Bulletin

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Executive Director Randy Schmaltz acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic has pretty much put this initiative on hold. However, he identified the 12 Actions for Education as being particularly poignant when contemplating the future of education.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Associate Executive Director Ian Krips and STF President Patrick Maze highlight the path forward for the STF and its members as the foundational pieces of Direction 2025 are shared.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Sask Bulletin

Over a month has passed since we were officially back to school 2020 and the time has been nothing more than exhausting. I was trying to think of a more polite way to phrase it, but there is just no way to explain the sheer overwhelming amount of tasks, rules, extra precautions, steps, reminders, emails and (for me anyway) steps in a day. 

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Thursday, November 5, 2020
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Few events have impacted teaching and learning in the province in the ways COVID-19 has over the past few months. The abrupt end to in-person classrooms and transition to online and remote learning opportunities last spring has given way to a return to classrooms either physical or virtual this fall. 

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Sask Bulletin

A pair of Saskatchewan educators are among the most recent recipients of the prestigious Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence.

Kalyn Heisler and Christa Walton were both named among those earning Certificate of Achievement Awards in October after the awards were rescheduled from the traditional spring timeframe due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Friday, October 30, 2020
Sask Bulletin

Like many things, parent engagement in schools looks very different this year. Events such as unpacking the backpacks, meet the teacher and other welcome-back gatherings designed to build relationships between school and home have been replaced with virtual conferences, phone calls, emails and unconventional protocols.  

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Thursday, October 29, 2020
Sask Bulletin

It is a system that is constantly on high-stress survival mode where keeping classes open for kids is placed at a priority while sacrificing necessary aspects of education like physical education, extra literacy and numeracy support that other schools take for granted and lastly, providing critical resources for our special needs students.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020
Sask Bulletin

Although there was a consensus that the needed virtual format for this year’s Local Association Symposium was hardly the same as the traditional face-to-face conversations, there was nonetheless kudos for the technology team headed up by Jay Salikin and colleagues at the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation.

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