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Monday, November 9, 2015
Editorial

As members of the teaching profession, I hardly have to tell you that at this time of year in particular there are always a myriad of professional development events to choose from.

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Monday, November 9, 2015
Supporting the Profession

It is November and we have made it through the first round of reporting and Halloween is behind us. If you are a beginning teacher, or work with someone new to our profession, this time of year is when we realize that it is long enough away from last summer and almost the same distance to Christmas. November is when we need to pull together as a profession in order to re-energize and maintain focus. The question that I have is how might we, both individually and as a profession, best support our new teachers this time of year?

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Monday, November 9, 2015
Diversity in the Classroom

This article is one in a series addressing recently adopted Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation policies in the equity area. As mentioned in the initial article, STF policies reflect the voices of Saskatchewan teachers who are invited into the policy development process on several occasions in order to provide input and to give feedback. The Indigenous education policy is intended to support teachers in their understanding of the ways in which Indigenous values, beliefs, history and ways of knowing are incorporated into all Saskatchewan classrooms.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Welcoming. Caring. Respectful. Professionals.

These four special words launch the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation fall 2015 TV campaign, designed to invite the public to work with its over 13,000 members to build better schools and communities across the province.

The campaign, called Together We Teach and Learn, includes the TV spot, as well as billboards and online media, appearing throughout November and early December 2015.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Article

Teachers as the heart of their communities seemed to be the common theme throughout my first tour of northern schools. In each community without fail, teachers offered structure, routine, discipline, quality education and extracurricular activities to students. Adaptations seemed to be an almost daily occurrence facing these teachers and, much to their credit, they appeared to handle everything in stride with calm, capable confidence.

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