Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Spend a few minutes with Evan Cole and his enthusiasm is readily evident, if not contagious.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
These days it has been well-documented how resources can be difficult to come by in the public education sector.
Other than the fact that they feed off each other’s enthusiasm while also having the opportunity to try out their latest creations, how come this group of science teachers working to develop new curriculum for robotics are downright giddy?
Monday, June 25, 2018
How best to describe the leadership life of a teaching principal in rural Saskatchewan today? Given the number and diversity of rural communities across Saskatchewan, metaphors range from hero to workhorse, to street entertainer to fully charged batteries! And according to recent research out of the University of Saskatchewan, each of these aptly describes the unique and complex role of a large percentage of principals in western Canada’s rural and remote schools (Wallin & Newton, 2014; 2013).
Principals, as the recognized formal leader of the school, provide a vital link between the school and community. Across Canada, rural principals often have a deep “personal-historical link to the school community” (Foster & Goddard, 2003), a fact that contributes to their sense of ownership and/or responsibility as a local leader.
Friday, June 22, 2018
As the vision for Re-Imagine Education takes shape, an invaluable component when it comes to bringing this initiative to life would be that of including teacher voice.
From personal experience, I am annually astounded at the innovation and passion demonstrated by classroom teachers throughout the province.
While we try to highlight these teachers frequently in the Saskatchewan Bulletin it would add another dimension if teachers were to share their own personal experiences for colleagues to contemplate.
That is why, commencing in the fall with the September issue of the Bulletin, we are hoping that teachers will find the time to share their own situation in written form. We will then publish them under the banner of This is My Classroom which will be included as a monthly column during the school year.