Working Together is Best Way Forward for Educating Our Youth

February 11, 2019
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

SASKATOON – The theme for this year’s Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (February 10-16) is Creating a Vibrant Education Together.

That notion dovetails nicely with the impetus created by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, and a wide assortment of interested organizations, which are contemplating the future via the Re-Imagine Education initiative.

It has frequently been said that it takes a village to raise a child and that mantra has never been more true. The province’s 13,500 teachers will always be at the fulcrum of the complex delivery model of education to the students of the province.

In striving to engage and relate to students, teachers are the very embodiment of being the catalyst to create that vibrant education model together. This can be either in the classroom (and that can be in the more traditional setting or in the numerous outdoor education programs, for examples), or it can also be through the extracurricular activities.

STF President Patrick Maze has made it a priority to travel the province in order to make sure the voice of teachers and students is being heard in the conversations around public education.

“As President of the STF, I have regular opportunities to witness the amazing work of teachers and school staff, and the contributions they make to our youth and our communities across Saskatchewan.

“Their work is inspiring and they deserve so much more than recognition just during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. That said, I hope everyone across our province takes a moment this week to thank the teachers and school staff in their communities as these are wonderful people with big hearts whom we are lucky to have working in our schools,” Maze underscored.