Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Brandishing the recently completed Muskrats and Fire softcover children’s book for the first time, Renée Carrière’s passion was evident to those attending her session at the recent Western Staff Conference held at Wanuskewin Heritage Park on the outskirts of Saskatoon.
Monday, February 11, 2019
SASKATOON – The theme for this year’s Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (February 10-16) is Creating a Vibrant Education Together.
Friday, February 8, 2019
After three years of living with the consequences of less money for classrooms, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation today expressed alarm over government talk of a “maintain and sustain budget” for 2019-20.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
SASKATOON – The Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, Randy Schmaltz, says it’s time to allocate more people and resources for Indigenous language instruction in our public schools.
Schmaltz says that call is the common theme in meetings with Indigenous leaders he has been holding across the province over the last few weeks. These meetings are part of the Federation’s Re-Imagine Education initiative, the largest public engagement effort ever undertaken by the Federation.
Monday, June 25, 2018
How best to describe the leadership life of a teaching principal in rural Saskatchewan today? Given the number and diversity of rural communities across Saskatchewan, metaphors range from hero to workhorse, to street entertainer to fully charged batteries! And according to recent research out of the University of Saskatchewan, each of these aptly describes the unique and complex role of a large percentage of principals in western Canada’s rural and remote schools (Wallin & Newton, 2014; 2013).
Principals, as the recognized formal leader of the school, provide a vital link between the school and community. Across Canada, rural principals often have a deep “personal-historical link to the school community” (Foster & Goddard, 2003), a fact that contributes to their sense of ownership and/or responsibility as a local leader.