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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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The product of two years of research, planning and testing, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation launched its new Member Support Centre on August 31. The MSC will act as a person’s first point of contact upon calling or emailing the Federation.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
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There are many mixed emotions as I think about returning to my kindergarten classroom this fall. I am happy that kids will be back in a structured environment and get to see their friends again. I am excited that I will be teaching again because I love my job.

However, I am disheartened that so many students will be squished into a room, wall-to-wall. I am worried when I hear that masks are not mandatory for students from kindergarten to Grade 3. Why am I, and many of my colleagues, being put at risk while other teachers are not?

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Read the first-hand lived experience of Shayna Zubko, who teaches at Esterhazy Central High School. She summed up how the prep work, while much needed, undeniably added more to the plates of teachers. “We will continue to roll with the punches and do what we do best – teach.”

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Jody Carrington, the keynote speaker at this year’s Saskatoon Teachers’ Association Convention, reminded teachers to remind themselves of why they got into the profession originally. She said during this time in history, “we are all here walking each other home.”

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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A tour of two of Saskatoon’s most recently opened elementary schools – Sylvia Fedoruk and St. Nicholas Catholic School – confirmed the many extra measures and planning that have been undertaken in preparation for the return to schools.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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If ever there was going to be a catalyst to bring greater awareness to the importance of wellness, the COVID-19 global pandemic surely accomplished that.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is helping provide kids in hospital with opportunities for continued learning and creativity with a gift of $75,000 to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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The Canadian Teachers’ Federation pandemic survey provides a look into how the closure of school buildings and an emergency transition to distance and online learning have affected teachers and students in every province and territory.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
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Instead of the long, hot, carefree days of summer that we have experienced in years past, trepidation and anxiety fill the air for teachers; questions abound of what is next.

The countdown towards September is quickly underway and in too many parts of the country there are no concrete plans on how to re-open schools properly. What plans have been divulged are light on details and fail to answer many of the same questions raised when this crisis began.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
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As you read this, the Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan is being headed up by longtime educator and public figure Murray Wall as the new Executive Secretary.

Perhaps not so strange on the surface, but consider the fact that at the end of June Fred Herron stepped aside from the position having held the office for two decades. In fact, until his retirement, Herron was the only Executive Secretary in the STS’s history.

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