Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Even for the more-seasoned folks in the room, the range of topics discussed at the Presidents’ Forum can seem rather overwhelming and sometimes trying to connect the dots becomes challenging.
So imagine what it’s like for a third-year teacher who is attending her first such event. That’s the position Freya Knafelc of Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools found herself in recently.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Last week the provincial government announced that education would be the newest testing ground for “social impact bonds.”
Under this experiment, the Mosaic Company Foundation pays $1 million over five years to support 88 students at Mother Teresa Middle School in Regina. If 82 percent of these students graduate on time, the Government of Saskatchewan will pay Mosaic back all of its money plus interest. If the graduation rate is below 75 percent, no repayment is made.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Twenty-five years ago the McDowell Foundation was established by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation to support professionally led research in the area of PreK-12 teaching and learning. The Foundation recently launched a new website to ensure teachers and others in the education sector have easy access to information on its research grant application process and on currently funded and recently completed research projects.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
PRINCE ALBERT – There’s an educational pedagogy espoused by those who quite often sit in overstuffed chairs behind large oak desks and pontificate about how things should unfold in a perfect world.
Then there’s reality. That happens to be where principal Mona Markwart and her staff operate in the PreK-8 Riverside Community School in one of Prince Albert’s less affluent neighbourhoods.