Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Saskatchewan NDP Education Critic Carla Beck was recently expressing her concern about the “digital divide” in these times of students having to adapt their learning to online, at-home delivery.
Monday, May 25, 2020
Of the many factors that facilitate the leader and staff member relationship, credibility stands out as significant. Leadership development experts Kouzes and Posner assert, “Leadership is in the eye of the beholder.” In other words, successful leadership is just as much about what followers perceive as it is about what the leader does.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
COVID-19 has changed the reality for people around the world in the last couple of weeks. This includes approximately 1.5 billion students globally. As a teacher, I have around 110 students from Grades 8 to 12 that should be coming through my classroom every day.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Anyone who has organized a large-scale event has likely had this nightmare. Ninety minutes prior to opening, and with 1,400 delegates waiting expectantly for the morning keynote, the keynote is unable to appear.
For Chris Scribe, founder and organizer of the Think Indigenous International Education Conference, the circumstances around the mid-March outbreak of COVID-19 made the above scenario a reality for the 2020 conference held in Edmonton.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
In a vote held May 19 to 21, Saskatchewan teachers voted 85 percent in support of a new four-year Agreement. For teachers, regaining lost purchasing power and alleviating challenges of class complexity were the two most important issues to address in this round of bargaining. Unfortunately, the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee was unwilling to include any provisions about class complexity in the Agreement.