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Friday, December 10, 2021
Sask Bulletin

For school-based leaders, aspirations for instructional leadership seems a distant reality due to the demands of managing a school through a pandemic. Looking ahead, perhaps getting involved in a McDowell Foundation action research project may help restore the balance.

On October 5, the McDowell Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary. Knowing Dr. Stirling McDowell’s belief in the power of classroom teaching, it’s probably not a coincidence that the anniversary serendipitously falls on World Teachers’ Day.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Sask Bulletin

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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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Sask Bulletin

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
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, October 20, 2021
Sask Bulletin

In many ways the world has become more polarized, more siloed. Research abounds suggesting that society is becoming more individualistic and less communal (Putnam 2000). The key variable to any successful political system is trust; and yet in a more siloed and individualized world, trust (like most things) is far more easily destroyed than built.

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