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Sunday, December 27, 2020
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Like many of his colleagues, Clavet Composite School history teacher Jonathan Nickel is a strong proponent of hands-on activities in an effort to enhance the students’ experience and thereby their recollection of what the unit entailed.

But we’re hardly talking about a nice walk in the outdoors by any means. Try immersing yourself in digging a nine-metre-long, two-metre-deep trench akin to what was the order of the day during World War I.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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The latest results of a pan-Canadian survey on teacher mental health and well-being have led the Canadian Teachers’ Federation to sound a national alarm. Just a few months into the school year, teachers across the country are reaching their breaking point.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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Paramount to Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Patrick Maze is wellness and safety of the province’s 13,500 teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet he is well aware that for the vast majority, they are prone to being even more concerned about the plight of their respective students.

“I’m hearing from lots of teachers whose concern is around how they are going to fulfil all the curriculum requirements for their students. In some cases it’s almost to a fault and their own health and safety becomes overlooked,” Maze said.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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Aided by a generous $10 million donation from the Brownlee Family Foundation, the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation made a major splash in officially unveiling its ambitious Early Learning Equal Start campaign. Literacy is the priority for the city’s young learners.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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As the transition toward pretty much strictly online offerings, Shaun McEachern, director of STF Professional Learning, is encouraging teachers to reach out and work together. He indicated there are 104 workshops available online covering a wide range of areas.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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While he is still trying to get up to speed in his new role as the province’s latest Minister of Education, Dustin Duncan said he has been impressed with the engagement and passion displayed by those in the sector. He is looking to apply a different set of eyes to the position.

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Friday, November 27, 2020
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"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
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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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