Friday, December 27, 2019
Sometimes in our busy lives, we just don’t have the time to read, go to conferences, reach out on social media and perform other acts that provide professional development.
But, we do have to do things like drive to work, clean the house and other tasks that require an investment of time. Many of these are very important to our day-to-day lives, but do not always require extreme periods of concentration or precise thinking. Other times we just want to sit back and relax. These can be times where you can fit in professional development.
Monday, December 23, 2019
At the age of 94, retired educator and history buff Gordon Matthews recently completed a decade-long project with the self-published book entitled An Exodus to a Land of Promise.
Matthews, who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II and later tried his hand at farming before shifting gears to education, indicated this was an enduring passion to share.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
How to include parents in meaningful and authentic ways in their children’s education has been a hot topic in Saskatchewan over the past few years. Home visits, ‘unpacking the backpack’ nights and new interactive applications such as ClassDojo and Seesaw have filled Twitter feeds and other spaces exploring trends in education.
For three teachers in Sun West School Division, parent engagement is not just an event or an app, but rather a core understanding of who they are as teachers and what kind of a relationship they want to have with their students and their families.
Friday, December 20, 2019
December is an amazing time of year! People are filled with kindness and warmth this season, and we love to carry out that spirit in the work we do. In the winter, we have many opportunities for Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation members to give and get involved.
Thanks to the STF Staff Association for designating the McDowell Foundation as their charity of choice for the months of April to June 2019. Your generosity allows teachers and students to continue to benefit from abundant opportunities to learn, grow and excel.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
REGINA–Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division’s Board of Education and Saskatchewan Rivers Students for Change have received the 2019 Premier’s Board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in Education for the submission of Empowering Students and Responding to Student Voice: A Student-Led Pathway to Improve Student Outcomes.
The Saskatchewan School Boards Association coordinates the Premier’s Award each year. The award was presented on behalf of Premier Scott Moe during the SSBA Annual General Assembly in Regina.