Thursday, December 5, 2019
This was not Tracy Zambory speaking to teachers attending the Saskatoon Teachers’ Convention as the president of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses about the explosion of opioids among the province’s youth.
Rather, this was Zambory conveying her own personal story as to how her then-teenage son Wessley one day quite unexpectedly shared with his parents that he was struggling with drug addiction.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Given that schools in Saskatchewan are welcoming increasing numbers of culturally diverse, newcomer students, it is ever more important that we examine our own cultural assumptions and adopt culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy.
The September 2019 issue of Education Canada focused on the theme of culturally relevant teaching. Articles such as Cultivating Community: Building Relationships Through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, by Laryssa Gorecki, Developing Intercultural Competence: A Shift in Thinking, by Johanne Mednick Myles, Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy: How One School Moved Forward, by Stephen Hurley, and (Trans-multi) Culturally Responsive Education: A Critical Framework for Responding to Student Diversity, by Latika Raisinghani, each provide pertinent approaches for learning to communicate in affirmative and inclusive ways with students who are linguistically and culturally diverse.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gord Wyant recently announced the members of the 2019-20 provincial Youth Council, a group of 12 high school students committed to improving their communities and empowering other young people in the province.
As members of the 2019-20 provincial Youth Council, students will have the opportunity to address meaningful issues directly with the Minister of Education and other government members, while also providing guidance on how to better engage students.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Saskatchewan was sitting at the table with some rather select company while attending the recent Atlantic Rim Collaboratory summit held in Wales.
The ARC’s vision is to establish a global group of educational systems prioritizing democracy and human rights for all students with high-quality, professionally run systems. While still in its relative infancy, the members include primarily countries from northern Europe as well as Uruguay, with Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia as the provincial participants from Canada.