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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Sask Bulletin Article

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization inaugurated October 5 as World Teachers’ Day in 1994 to commemorate the joint UNESCO and International Labour Organization’s signing of the recommendations concerning the status of teachers.

This event featured a special intergovernmental conference convened by UNESCO in Paris, which then adopted the UNESCO/ILO recommendation concerning the status of teachers in co-operation with the ILO.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Sask Bulletin Article

With all the talk recently around transformational change in education and with the arrival of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, we have an opportunity to reflect on the important transformational work teachers perform on a daily basis.

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Monday, September 19, 2016
Sask Bulletin Article

One year ago my guidance counsellor approached me with an application form for the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation’s Global Citizen Youth Leadership program. I took immediate interest in the program and promptly completed the application with enthusiasm. What I didn’t know, however, was that I had just embarked on a journey that would extend well past my return to Canada on August 8, 2015.

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Sask Bulletin Article

Gone are the days when the teacher, armed with a textbook and blackboard, would present a mathematics class as pretty straightforward material with the expectation that in due course students would figure out the mathematical equation and thereafter memorize the correct answer.

As a group of educators gathered for a day of professional growth entitled Number Talks and Beyond: Building Math Communities Through Classroom Conversa­tion, the focus was on sharing strategies that would help generate classroom discussion regarding math-talk communities between students and teachers.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sask Bulletin Article

It is surely undeniable that in recent years schools have taken several initiatives to better incorporate Indigenous understanding in the classroom.

There remains, however, a certain degree of discomfort for some teachers who are wary of the often-changing terminology that exists, as just one example.

At the recent Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit workshop, the focus was on developing an understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy while looking at ways to implement such while understanding the role of the teacher in building relationships.

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