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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Diversity in the Classroom

Celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have contributed to a growing awareness of gender and sexual diversity in society. As well, television shows such as I am Jazz may lead to conversations among youth about gender identity which are bound to reach into the school and school community. 

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation policy, gender and sexual diversity, provides support for Saskatchewan teachers as part of the newly developed policies on social justice and equity. 

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Resource Connections

As school communities welcome greater numbers of refugee students this year, it is recognized that numerous supports are needed to help them adapt to a new country and to provide successful learning experiences for them. In addition to programs offered by various levels of government and assistance from settlement and other community agencies and volunteers, many valuable insights and approaches can be found in professional resources for teachers and in literature written for young people.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Sask Bulletin Article

Dawn Paylor and Tim Taylor, a pair of elementary school educators in Saskatchewan, are among the 40 individuals coast-to-coast who have been recognized by The Learning Partnership as Canada’s Outstanding Principals of 2016.

Paylor is at Lakeview Elementary School in Meadow Lake and Taylor is the principal at Dr. Isman Elementary School in the community of Wolseley.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Sask Bulletin Article

Teachers at the La Loche Community School have assured residents of the grief-stricken northern community that they aren’t going anywhere in the aftermath of the recent, horrific trauma that they have all suffered together.

“The events on Friday (January 22) were painful and scary and they won’t be forgotten,” reads the post. “Some people have expressed concern that some of us have left and the fact is, we are hurt and we are healing, but we are still here.”

The Facebook post went on to promise that the community won’t be abandoned by its teachers.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Diversity in the Classroom

The last article in this series discussed the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation’s Indigenous Education policy. This policy states that “Indigenous histories, teachings and stories must be included in curricula at all levels to ensure all students develop understandings of complex Indigenous cultures, customs, languages and knowledge.” This article will provide some examples of ways in which this can be accomplished.

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