ATA News 52:5

October 24, 2017
From the Archives: A Star is born

ATA president-elect wins national look-alike contest


New cartoon from Curatolo.

Teachers sprint their way to classroom solutions

An Alberta Teachers’ Association initiative that promotes a grassroots approach to problem solving is growing exponentially.

Seeking furry submissions

The ATA News is seeking entries for Teacher’s Pet, which profiles teachers’ furry, feathered or even scaled friends.

Food and Photography

A collection of images.

Project Overseas delivers a life-changing experience

This past summer, 10 Alberta teachers participated in Project Overseas. Here is a sampling of first-person accounts of their experiences.

Q & A: ‘Pedagogical supervisor’ a position that raises questions

I’m to be visited by a “pedagogical supervisor” from central office who is going to tell me how to teach. Do I have to put up with this? I’ve taught for 20 years and I know what I’m doing.

Alberta teacher wins national award

An Alberta teacher is among 10 recipients of a national Indigenous educator award.

Editorial: Let’s not throw a blanket over our colonial past

In the Kairos blanket exercise, an array of blankets spread across the floor are used to signify the land of Turtle Island (aka North America). Participants, taking on roles as Indigenous persons, walk their way through 500 years of history.

Local agreements delivering improvements for teachers

Half a dozen local bargaining units have reached agreements with their employers, and all the agreements contain improvements for teachers, said Sandra Johnston, co-ordinator of the Teacher Welfare program area of the Alberta Teachers’ Association.

Pitfalls and Precaution: Criminal conviction brings automatic ruling of unprofessional conduct

A teacher found guilty of two indictable offences for sexual interference and luring a child was convicted of unprofessional conduct as per the Teaching Profession Act.

Stories and photo wanted

The ATA News is always on the lookout for interesting articles, photos and cartoons.

Viewpoints: Everyone deserves to have enough food

According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December of 1948, all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, without distinction of any kind.

Your Views

Via the ATA Facebook page, we asked teachers how they deal with Halloween.

Notices and events

Deadline approaches for overseas opportunities

IN FOCUS—ATA Discipline process protects the profession and the public

Welcome to In Focus, an ongoing series that shines a spotlight on the operation and programs of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. This second instalment focuses on the ATA’s teacher discipline process.