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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
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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
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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
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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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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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The most recent updates published by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Retirement Plan make for pleasant reading for teachers in the province.

Earlier this year the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation filed a funding valuation as at July 1, 2020. A funding valuation provides a point-in-time snapshot of the long-term health of the STRP. As required by law, a valuation must be filed with federal and provincial pension authorities at least every three years.

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
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For Paula MacDowell, choosing her favourite avatar identity and meeting students in a virtual campus is often just part of a typical day teaching online courses.

An assistant professor in the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Education, MacDowell joined the Department of Curriculum Studies’ Educational Technology and Design (ETAD) program in 2019. Her passion and purpose lie in empowering youth through education and technology and designing learning experiences for pro-social and pro-environmental change.

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Friday, October 1, 2021
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Judy Jaunzems-Fernuk is on a mission to foster calm classrooms where teachers and students thrive.

The University of Saskatchewan graduate recently earned her doctorate degree from the College of Education in the cross-departmental PhD program. Her dissertation combined educational psychology and curriculum studies to explore what attributes contribute to early career teacher success.

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Sunday, October 10, 2021
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Sometimes we learn as much, or more, from the people around us as we do from the blogs, articles or texts of prominent educational leaders around the world. Our colleagues can be a source of influence and inspiration and the practice of reflecting upon the contributions of others enables us to add to, and personalize, our own leadership repertoire.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters began in 2013 when Phyllis Webstad told her story at the residential school commemoration event in Williams Lake, B.C. She was six years old in 1973 when she arrived at St. Joseph Mission school for her first day. She told of how proud she was to wear her new orange shirt that her grandma had bought her for this special occasion. When she arrived at school, the shirt was taken away and replaced with a uniform, never to be worn again.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is recognizing the work of women in education this October as Canadians honour Women’s History Month, a month-long celebration of the outstanding achievements of women throughout Canadian history.

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