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.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
It is often said that today’s students would be more successful if teachers would get back to the basics of teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. Yet western mathematics often marginalizes Indigenous students and undermines graduation rates.
A new research project aims to change this by introducing a new model of math instruction that blends western and Indigenous approaches.
Monday, December 16, 2019
The guidelines released for the Provincial Committee on Class Size and Composition fall short of addressing the issues as presented by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation during provincial collective bargaining. Therefore, the STF has said they will not participate in the process.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
In March 2019, I was chosen to receive the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship along with 44 other teachers from the United States and Canada.
This Fellowship is part of National Geographic’s educational professional development program and is also made possible by Lindbald Expeditions.
This then took me on the ship–the Endeavour II–to the Galapagos Islands for eight days.