News

Monday, September 17, 2018
Sask Bulletin Article

Bethany MacLeod of Prince Edward Island was elected to the position of president-designate at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation Annual General Meeting in Edmonton.

MacLeod has served as president of the Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation since 2015. Her involvement at both the provincial and national level has included membership to economic welfare, finance and property, diversity and equity, ethics, public relations, and group insurance trustees committees.

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Monday, September 17, 2018
Sask Bulletin Article

Those attending the Saskatchewan Principals’ Short Course had the opportunity to listen to a variety of topics from a varying group of educational stakeholders in the province.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Sask Bulletin Article

Talk about unscripted. The intention was for Education Minister and Deputy Premier Gord Wyant to have a general conversation with internationally acclaimed education gurus Pasi Sahlberg, Adrian Piccoli and Andy Hargreaves (via Skype).

Leave it to Sahlberg to make an impromptu suggestion that completely changed the tenor of the session in front of 3,500 teachers at the Saskatoon Teachers’ Association Annual Convention.

Sahlberg said he felt uncomfortable as one of a group of white males speaking to an audience of whom 80 percent of the teaching profession are women. He then asked if there were any women who would like to come and join the conversation.

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Resource Connections

“We’re part of a community; Our strength is our diversity; A shelter from adversity; All are welcome here.”

The verse above is contained in a new children’s book entitled All Are Welcome, which was written by Alexandra Penfold and illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman. The story features a group of children as they proceed through their school day and shows the ways they are welcomed and included by teachers and the school community.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Sask Bulletin Article

If we’re being honest, for some it might be one of those eye-rolling moments. After all, how often have we heard an award winner demur and say that it’s a complete team effort?

That was precisely the refrain used by David Magnusson, principal at Sacred Heart Community School, when he was one of two Saskatchewan administrators chosen among the 40 feted by the Learning Partnership as the country’s Outstanding Principals.

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