Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Grade 6 teacher Danielle Vankoughnett was excited to be invited to participate in a one-year research project to explore how rural teachers can incorporate Indigenous culture into the existing Saskatchewan mathematics curriculum.
Initially, she thought her team would be testing existing culture-based lesson plans. When she found out there weren’t many out there and that they would be creating their own, her excitement momentarily morphed into fear.
“At the start of this journey, I was very scared because it’s a huge project for a first-year teacher to take on,” recalls Vankoughnett. “I didn’t want to make a mistake and I didn’t feel comfortable integrating this into a mathematics class.”
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
You do not have to draw a road map for Ben Grebinski when it comes to succinctly explaining where the League of Educational Administrators, Directors and Superintendents fits into the overall education landscape in the province.
After all, the man has been involved in the education sector in one capacity or another for 44 years, and the recent LEADS Annual Policy Conference saw him presiding over his first such event as the organization’s executive director.
When asked where LEADS fits into things in the current climate of teacher unrest with the provincial government, Grebinski had no hesitation in concurring that, as always, LEADS finds itself right in the middle as per usual.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Patrick Maze, President of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, will be available to provide comment on the Saskatchewan Government’s decision to cancel school due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: Monday, March 16
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation building
2317 Arlington Ave.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The Teachers’ Bargaining Committee is disappointed by government’s repeated attempts to undermine collective bargaining by focusing on salary rather than first addressing the urgent needs related to class complexity. Government’s direct involvement is unprecedented and seriously calls into question the authority of the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee to negotiate on their behalf.
Monday, March 9, 2020
Despite acknowledging that complexity and composition of our classrooms is challenging, government remains unwilling to provide adequate support for students across the province.
As a result, the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee will be implementing sanctions beginning Thursday, March 12, 2020.