Tuesday, February 4, 2020
This month, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is asking its members, as well as the public, to join its Tell Them Tuesday initiative. The initiative invites people to write to their MLA and the Minister of Education and tell them about the current conditions in Saskatchewan’s classrooms and that it is time to take action.
Like its predecessor, Tell Him Tuesday, the goal of the initiative is to put real stories and faces on the education sector instead of the numbers and data that politicians are often presented with when creating budgets and deciding funding.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
The research is clear. The relationship between a well-designed mentoring and coaching program and professional success is no longer a debate. Whether planning the orientation for new and beginning teachers or newly appointed vice-principals, principals understand the benefits of successful experienced-novice professional learning partnerships to the individual and to the school.
So who is coaching the principal?
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Let me share a recent personal experience that left me with much to ponder, and one that I’m not likely to forget any time soon. Trust me on this.
Just to be clear, it’s not like I am so cloistered from reality that I have not seen poverty before, and nor do I pretend to be the person with all the answers. Never let it be said I am the smartest one in the room. Hardly.
However, when you have been in this game for as long as I have, it should come as no major revelation that you hopefully gain a reasonable degree of observation. Sometimes you’re also able to go just a little deeper and connect the dots even if they aren’t always in accordance with others.